Photos: 8 characteristics of people suffering megarexia

The megarexia it's a kind of eating disorder which refers to people who suffer obesity , but that by a distortion of their body scheme they see themselves as thin and healthy ", defines Jaime Brugos , nutriologist author of "Isoproetic diet" and who coined the term.

Although it is a disorder that every day is studied more and that is still separating from other disorders, according to an article of the Columbia University the megarexia It tends to affect men more than women, perhaps because of the social pressures they suffer.

In addition to the own obesity and its metabolic complications, such as diabetes , people suffering from megarexia can develop anemia , due to lack of nutrients, says Marina Díaz Marsá , professor of psychiatry of the Complutense University of Madrid

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