Male anorexia: 'Starvation was way to hate myself'
25 September 2012 Last updated at 17:54 BST
BBC Radio 5 live has learnt that up to a fifth of people with an eating disorder are men.
The number of people that are being diagnosed has increased by 66% in ten years.
Shelagh Fogarty spoke to Daniel Duggen who was treated for anorexia at the Maudesley Hospital and to Dr Jonathan Bindman, the clinical director at the hospital.
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