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Males: A number of factors may encourage an unhealthy focus on weight and body shape thus increasing the risk of developing disordered eating attitudes and behaviors. These include a sport-specific or coach sanctioned weight limit (., wrestling); judging criteria that emphasize muscular, lean, and stereotypically attractive body builds (., diving); team weigh-ins that emphasize size, weight, and muscularity; stereotypes regarding what the body build of a certain sport “should be”; performance demands that encourage a lean and muscular body; and peer pressure to either achieve a certain body shape (., muscular and defined) or to adopt pathogenic weight control behaviors (Petrie et al., 2007).