Eating disorders can have a devastating effect on individuals, families and communities and affect both sexes. However, they are most commonly associated with women. The causes, effects and treatment are similar for both sexes, but such conditions are often more difficult to identify in males. As a result, men are less likely to receive adequate treatment. This article aims to raise awareness of ... [Show full abstract] how eating disorders affect men. It outlines three different forms of eating disorder and discusses the role of support workers in identifying, understanding and diagnosing these conditions. The complications and impact on a man's health and wellbeing are also explained.