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In China Women stare at the sun as food supplement

She said they start by looking at the sun for up to 10 seconds on the first day, adding 10 seconds every day until they reach 44 minutes by the ninth month of practice.

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A new 'health' trend in Hong Kong finds women staring straight at the sun in the belief that it will replace their need for food and even improve their vision and sleep quality.

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Women in China sun gazing as a weight lose plan

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According to Oriental Daily, the women, between 20 and 30 years old, reportedly head to the Sam Ka Village beach in Lei Yue Mun every evening and take off their shoes and sunglasses before setting their phone timers and stand to stare at the sunset, some using an umbrella or a tissue to protect their skin.

"We practice sun-gazing as a substitute for eating. Some of us who have finished the therapy now eat less, and others don’t have to eat at all," one woman told Oriental Daily.

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Women in China sun gazing as a weight lose plan

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She said they start by looking at the sun for up to 10 seconds on the first day, adding 10 seconds every day until they reach 44 minutes by the ninth month of practice.

Dermatology specialist, Hou Xiang Jun, is concerned about the rising trend, saying the subtropical region, high ultraviolet degree and water reflection is leading to far too much ultraviolet light absorption.

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Women in China sun gazing as a weight lose plan

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"Even if painted with sunscreen they can only withstand five to six per cent of the damage, an umbrella or cap can only take 10 - 20 per cent and long exposure, in addition to sunburn, will increase the risk of serious skin cancer,'" Mr Xiang Jun told Oriental Daily.

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