A health group in Japan is worried about people with eating disorders. The Japan Society for Eating Disorders (JSED) said that most people who eat too much or too little do not receive any support. The JSED said hundreds of thousands of people have health problems because of being overweight or underweight. It said few of these people receive any medical help. The president of JSED, Dr. Toshio Ishikawa, said: "Hundreds of thousands of people are suffering in silence. There are very few services available to help people." He added: "It's often too late by the time the patient is seen in a hospital. Sometimes they are even close to death."
The Japanese government said it was difficult to find out how many people are suffering with eating disorders. It said many women were too embarrassed to go to a doctor about eating problems. Some women do not want to admit they have a problem. Takanobu Matsuzaki of Japan's Ministry of Health said the government was trying to publish more information about eating disorders. He said: "We want to set up local systems of support where their illness can be picked up early, so people can be helped sooner." Statistics show that in 2014, only 10,000 people in Japan got treatment for eating disorders. This compared to 725,000 people in the United Kingdom, which has almost half the population of Japan.
日本进食障碍引健康组织担忧。据日本进食障碍协会表示，多数暴食或少食民众未接受任何帮助 。称因体重过重或过轻，健康问题困扰着数十万民众 。而寻求医疗帮助的人数少之又少 。障碍协会主席佐伯石川认为：“数十万民众默默挣扎 。然而服务机构却少的可怜 。”他还补充道：“等到住院治疗已为时已晚 。有时还会致人死亡 。”
日本政府表示称，很难计算患进食障碍的确切人数。许多女性认为就医很难为情 。还有一些女性不愿承认自己患病 。日本卫生部穗积松崎表示，政府曾对进食障碍进行宣传 。他表示：“我们希望建立当地服务体系，疾病及早发现，及早治疗 。”据统计数据表示，2014年仅1万民众接受治疗 。而英国为72.5万，几乎是日本总人口的一半 。
1.eating disorder 进食障碍
例句：Anyone can develop an eating disorder, but young women are most vulnerable.
2.in silence 沉默地
例句：Do not suffer in silence.
3.set up 建立
例句：The government announced the setting up of a special fund.
4.close to 附近
例句：We were close to when it happened.
1.What kind of group is worried?
a) a healthy group
b) a group of patients
c) a health group
d) a restaurant group
2.How many people might have eating disorders in Japan?
a) hundreds of thousands
3.What position does Dr Ishikawa have in the group JSED?
b) human resources
c) health advisor
4.What does the article say people are suffering in?
c) the dark
5.What did a doctor say some people are close to?
a) a doctor
6.How do many women feel about seeing a doctor?
7.What do some women not want to admit?
a) that they have a problem
b) that they dislike their body
c) that they love pizza
d) that they joined JSED
8.Which Japanese ministry does Takanobu Matsuzaki work for?
9.How many people were treated for eating disorders in Japan in 2014?
b) hundreds of thousands
10.How many people were treated for eating disorders in the UK in 2014?
b) hundreds of thousands