OBJECTIVE: Despite the recent surge of eating disorders among women in large Asian cities, male eating disorder cases remain rare. The current article described 5 male eating disorder cases that presented within a period of 2 years in Wuhan, a city in central China.
METHODS: The authors described 4 cases of anorexia nervosa (2 restrictive, 2 bulimic) and 1 case of normal weight bulimia nervosa.
RESULTS: Fear of fat was reported for all 5 cases, and none of the cases reported homosexuality.
DISCUSSION: Sociocultural changes and westernization most probably accounted for the increasing incidence of eating disorders among male and female youngsters in China today.
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