Fat phobic and non-fat phobic anorexia nervosa: a comparative study of 70 Chinese patients in Hong Kong.

@article{Lee1993FatPA,
  title={Fat phobic and non-fat phobic anorexia nervosa: a comparative study of 70 Chinese patients in Hong Kong.},
  author={Sing Kong Lee and Ting-pong Ho and L. K. George Hsu},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={999-1017}
}
A mixed retrospective-prospective study of 70 Chinese anorexic patients in Hong Kong shows that although they were similar to Western anorexics in most other ways, 41 (58.6%) of them did not exhibit any fear of fatness throughout their course of illness. Instead, these non-fat phobic patients used epigastric bloating (31.4%), no appetite/hunger (15.7%) or simply eating less (12.9%) as legitimating rationales for food refusal and emaciation. Compared to fat phobic anorexics, they were… CONTINUE READING