Is Binge Eating Primarily A "Women's Disease?"

Aug 18, 2012

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/13/binge-eating-among-men-steps-out-of-the-shadows/?smid=pl-share

“There’s nothing wrong with a college guy eating a whole pizza by himself, but with women they would be horrified..."  

Why do you think binge eating is so commonly attributed as a "women's disease," despite many studies lending support to the notion that rates of binge eaters among men and women are nearly the same?  What about our society causes most clinics to direct treatments primarily toward a female population? 



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