This has got to be the only country in the world that could ever come up with a disease like bulimia; gotta be the only country in the world where some people have no food at all, and other people eat a nourishing meal and puke it up intentionally.
Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating and purging, or consuming a large amount of food in a short amount of time followed by an attempt to rid oneself of the food consumed (purging), typically by vomiting, chewing and spitting out food (not swallowing it and absorbing calories), taking a laxative, diuretic, or stimulant, and/or excessive exercise. One of the many reasons people engage in this behaviour is pre-occupation with weight and size. While people with Bulimia focus on a desire to be thin and lose weight, numerous scholars discuss the idea that the focus on weight is a surface issue. There is high comorbidity with obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety and ptsd. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulimia_nervosa