Bigorexia: Never Buff Enough | BBC Newsbeat

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Thousands of men are living with an extreme body image disorder known as bigorexia. Experts estimate one-in-ten men training in gyms in the UK may have the condition. It's been compared to anorexia in reverse - where men become obsessed with putting on muscle. It can lead to depression, steroid abuse and in extreme cases, death.

Newsbeat meets men living with the condition and those who have had their lives turned upside down because of it.

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