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Eating disorders rise in China along with affluence and changing standards of beauty

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
The eating disorder patient in China is much more common than people think,” says one high school student who has struggled with anorexia and bulimia. “It’s very dangerous but no one is stopping them.”
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.