We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Comment & Response |

Male Body Image and Weight-Related Disorders

Giang T. Nguyen, MD, MPH, MSCE1; Katherine L. Margo, MD1
[+] Author Affiliations
1Penn Medicine Program for LGBT Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
JAMA. 2015;313(8):856. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.424.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


To the Editor The article by Drs Neumark-Sztainer and Eisenberg1 discussed important issues concerning body image, muscle building, and disordered eating among men, but it did not mention the implications of body image on the behaviors of males who are gay or bisexual.

Men who have sex with men often have perceptions of body type that differ substantially from heterosexual males. Clinicians should take this into consideration when providing preventive care and counseling so that clinically important conditions such as anorexia and bulimia can be identified early or perhaps even prevented. Recent data indicate that adolescent males who have had prior same-sex partners are more likely than exclusively heterosexual males to perceive themselves as overweight, even when they are normal weight or underweight.2


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview




February 24, 2015
Marla E. Eisenberg, ScD, MPH; Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD
1Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
2Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
JAMA. 2015;313(8):856-857. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.433.
Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

See Also...