oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Abstract: Anorexia nervosa, bulimia and the dancer

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



Both ballet dancers and inviduals with anorexia nervosa have many features in common. In this paper, the author discusses these, and examines the evidence that the necessary selfdiscipline for the control of appetite, body size and performance, are syntonic with the demands of the career.

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