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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 537451, 7 pages
Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in Urban Elementary School Children in Northeastern Romania: Its Relationship with Socioeconomic Status and Associated Dietary and Lifestyle Factors
Department of Pathophysiology, Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 700115 Iasi, Romania
Received 12 April 2013; Revised 17 June 2013; Accepted 18 June 2013
Academic Editor: Alejandro Lomniczi
Copyright © 2013 Veronica Mocanu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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