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Journals should no longer accept ‘obesity paradox’ articles

International Journal of Obesity volume 42, pages 584585 (2018) | Download Citation

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Thanks to Janitha Hettiarachchi and Jonathan Shaw for useful discussions on this issue. Anna Peeters is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Award.

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  1. Professor of Epidemiology and Equity in Public Health, Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE), World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, School of Health & Social Development, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, Australia

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