The Food Chain

Unseen: The Rise of Eating Disorders in China

26:28 | Oct 4th, 2018

8 recommendations

From diet pills to vomit rooms, the Food Chain investigates the rise of eating disorders in China. Is this an inevitable consequence of economic development? And if so, why are eating disorders still ...Show More


Recommendations

mo-to recommended:Oct 12th

How the rise of eating disorders (ED) in China is fuelled by social media influencers and online sales of “vomit tubes” on TaoBao (and dangerous standards of body image such as the “A4 challenge”), while the internal suffering of high-achieving, young women and men in China is shadowed by the stereo...Show More

I thought this episode was:

💔 Heart-breaking
💡 Educational
💯 A must listen
😲 Shocking
🤔 Thought-provoking

rmmiller364 recommended:Oct 13th

My heart really broke for these women

I thought this episode was:

😢 Moving
🤔 Thought-provoking

write2tg recommended:Sep 25th

An insightful episode about eating disorders and how factors like economic growth, culturally-mediated ideas about body and weight, and social constructs of beauty contribute to the rising trends in eating-related disorders.

I thought this episode was:

😲 Fascinating
💡 Educational
🤓 Insightful
🤔 Thought-provoking

iso_squared recommended:Sep 23rd

I thought this episode was:

😢 Moving
🤔 Thought-provoking
🤯 Unbeliveable

mm recommended:May 16th, 2019

Very interesting podcast episode on eating disorders in China. Enjoyed hearing the cultural stigmas and dilemmas referenced. Definitely can relate on that front. - Online vomit rooms...wow - Surprised that people only thought that only young white affluent women suffered from eating disorders. - In...Show More

aliceko recommended:May 13th, 2019

Mind-blowing statistics on the lack of awareness of eating disorders in China. The only 'treatment' center in the ENTIRE country is in Beijing, and even then, the understanding and treatment of this sad disease is not taken seriously. Something needs to be done about the purging parties and unhealth...Show More

mmMay 16th, 2019

The photo filters is a really good point! They didn't talk about that in this episode. They even have phones that are built to pre-filter you in a certain way.