That’s incredible column


Japanese at risk of anorexia. The most long-lived population, with a healthy diet and untouched by the excesses of American junk food is catching up with the West as far as eating disorders is concerned. The alarm was started by an investigation by Japan’s National Institute of Mental Health, commissioned by the government: “From 1980 to 1998, symptoms of anorexia among young women increased tenfold”, the center’s specialists stated, “and soon they will reach the American level”.