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What increases my risk for muscle dysmorphia?

Men and boys are at much higher risk for muscle dysmorphia than girls and women, as the condition almost always occurs in males. People who think they are small or weak have increased risk, as do people who have low self-esteem. There has also been research to suggest that certain genes can increase a person's risk for developing muscle dysmorphia.

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