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Eating disorders are becoming more common in the East too

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 21 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1023
  1. Sing Lee, director (
  1. Hong Kong Eating Disorders Centre Medical Faculty, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

    EDITOR—I support the urge for a more responsible media attitude on body image,1 not only in the United Kingdom but in Asian countries as well. A decade ago anorexia nervosa was rare outside the developed West. Now, however, it is becoming a common clinical problem among young women in Hong Kong and other high income Asian societies, such as …

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