Super-skinny male mannequins to enter Britain

May 6th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, March 6 (ANI): British mannequin maker Rootstein will soon debut its skinniest male form ever - one equipped with a 35-inch chest and a 27-inch waist.

A starved-looking male mannequin will make its debut next month in Britain, according to New York magazine.

The super-skinny figure comes as doctors report more male patients are being treated for eating disorders.

Stuart Koman, president and CEO of Walden Behavioral Care, a treatment center near Boston, said that male anorexia seems to be on the increase.

“We are seeing men younger and younger, and we recently treated an 11-year-old. It used to be just very occasional that we would treat a man with an eating disorder. Now it’s pretty constant, at a low level,” the New York Daily News quoted him as saying.

According to New York magazine, while only 10 percent of eating disorder sufferers were men in 1990, today that number’s jumped to 25 percent. (ANI)

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