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International Journal of Endocrinology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 914651, 5 pages
Mechanism of Body Weight Reducing Effect of Oral Boric Acid Intake
1Bezmialem Vakif University, ATA-2 Sitesi Akasya Caddesi No. 25 Cengelkoy, Uskudar, 80700 Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, Yeditepe University, Turkey
Received 1 March 2013; Accepted 14 May 2013
Academic Editor: Oreste Gualillo
Copyright © 2013 Erhan Aysan et al. 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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