Cultural trends and eating disorders

@article{Pike2014CulturalTA,
  title={Cultural trends and eating disorders},
  author={Kathleen M Pike and Hans W. Hoek and Patricia E. Dunne},
  journal={Current Opinion in Psychiatry},
  year={2014},
  volume={27},
  pages={436–442}
}
Purpose of review Culture has long been recognized as significant to the cause and expression of eating disorders. We reviewed the recent literature about recent trends in the occurrence of eating disorders in different cultures. Recent findings While historically, eating disorders were conceptualized as primarily afflicting Caucasian adolescent or young adult women within high-income, industrialized Western Europe and North America, eating disorders are increasingly documented in diverse… 
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