Guidelines for healthy weight.

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Published in N Engl J Med on August 05, 1999

Authors

W C Willett1, W H Dietz, G A Colditz

Author Affiliations

1: Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Associated clinical trials:

Endoscopic Suturing for Primary Obesity Treatment (PROMISE) | NCT01662024

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