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Female teens around the world suffer from body image insecurity and eating disorders, but the motives might have some regional differences. So why do Thai girls feel insecure about their bodies and adopt insane methods to lose weight? A top public health official has identified a foreign social evil that’s responsible for robbing Thai teens of their confidence: Japanese anime. Thai teenagers are obsessed with the unrealistic skinny bodies they see in Japanese anime, so they use dangerous diet pills and get addicted to coffee and tea, according to Prapon Angtrakul, deputy secretary general of the Food and Drugs Administration. The FDA seems to think Thai teens look to Sailor Moon and Chobits for role models, despite the abundance of silicon-stuffed actresses and stick-figure fashion models in local media. Rest of the story is here: http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2014/02/17/fda-blames-japanese-anime-thai-teens-obsession-body-image