According to a national survey, approximately 15% of high school students suffering from an eating disorder are male. The percentage increases at the college level. As with females, individual that are more focused on weight and physical appearance are more likely to develop an eating disorder. Consequently, male students that participate in sports, or other activities that place pressure on students to keep their weight down or to look thin, are at an increased risk of developing an eating disorder. However, there is a distinction between staying fit, while improving one’s athletic abilities, and developing unhealthy food related issues.