Cultural and historical aspects of eating disorders.

  title={Cultural and historical aspects of eating disorders.},
  author={Jules R Bemporad},
  journal={Theoretical medicine},
  volume={18 4},
A review of cultural and historical accounts of anorexia nervosa indicates that this disorder is found primarily in Westernized societies during periods of relative affluence and greater social opportunities for women. Some hypotheses regarding the vulnerability to eating disorders are proposed to the basis of these data.