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Title: Slimming company websites in Hong Kong : implications for women's health
Authors: Chan, ZCY 
Lai, WF
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Source: Health care for women international, 2011, v. 32, no. 7, p. 632-647 How to cite?
Journal: Health Care for Women International 
Abstract: This study sought to investigate, with a focus on the Hong Kong context, how commercial slimming websites portray the body image of beauty to the public, and to explore practical implications for related public health practices and health policy formulation. Commercial entities in the Hong Kong slimming industry were retrieved from the Hong Kong Yellow Page Directory and Yahoo Hong Kong Directory, and selected websites were coded and further analyzed. We found that irresponsible tactics are used in the slimming industry such that irresponsible messages prevail. Collaborative efforts from multidisciplinary sectors are needed to tackle the situation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/18472
DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2011.562997
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