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Men’s eating disorders get increased attention
San Francisco Chronicle

Food was cathartic for Max Sala, something that held his life together and at the same time tore it apart.

As a child he ate for comfort, arriving for his freshman year of high school, as he put it, “significantly overweight.”

Then Sala, now 19 and a student at UC Davis, started losing weight and couldn’t stop. Sometimes he would go days without eating. Other days he would ravage his family kitchen in the middle of the night, gorging himself, and then purge. Purging, he said, was “like a breath of fresh air.”