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What Is It Like To Be A Man With An Eating Disorder?

An estimated 24 million people in the U.S. have eating disorders, and they aren't all women and girls.

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Eating disorders are real, often misunderstood illnesses.

One common misconception? That men don't live with them.
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One common misconception? That men don't live with them.

A 2007 study suggests that men make up 25% of individuals with bulimia and anorexia, and 36% of those with binge-eating disorder.

And the numbers might be even higher — because men are less likely to seek treatment, they tend to be underrepresented statistically.
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And the numbers might be even higher — because men are less likely to seek treatment, they tend to be underrepresented statistically.

Still, not a lot of men who live with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or EDNOS see their stories being told.

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Lawyer and advocate Brian Cuban, who is a survivor of bulimia, talks about this misconception in the video above.

If you're a guy who's lived with an eating disorder, we want to hear what it's like.

Is it something you're open about with friends and family?

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Do you encounter stigma in your daily life?

What has helped and harmed your recovery?

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We want to know! Email your story to EDmen@buzzfeed.com and your response might be included in a future BuzzFeed post.