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Cross-Cultural Differences in the Macronutrient Intakes of Women with Anorexia Nervosa in Australia and Singapore

Soh, Nerissa Li-Wey; Touyz, Stephen W; Dobbins, Timothy A; Surgenor, Lois J; Clarke, Simon; Kohn, Michael R; Lee, Ee Lian; Leow, Vincent; Rieger, Elizabeth; Ung, Ken Eng Khean; Walter, Garry


Aim: To compare the macronutrient intakes of women with and without anorexia nervosa (AN) across cultures. Method: Participants were women with AN (n=39) and without AN (n=89) of North European and East Asian backgrounds recruited in Australia and Singapore. Energy and the percentage energy contributed by protein (%protein), fat (%fat) and carbohydrate (%CHO) were assessed from participant's diet histories and analysed in terms of cultural group, acculturation, socioeconomic status (SES) and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: European Eating Disorders Review
DOI: 10.1002/erv.876


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