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Journal of Obesity
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 378650, 14 pages
A Review of Adult Obesity Prevalence, Trends, Risk Factors, and Epidemiologic Methods in Kuwait
1Genome Centre, Dasman Diabetes Institute, P.O. Box 1180, Dasman, 15462 Kuwait City, Kuwait
2Dasman Diabetes Institute, P.O. Box 1180, Dasman 15462, Kuwait
Received 1 August 2013; Accepted 17 October 2013
Academic Editor: Renato Pasquali
Copyright © 2013 Stalo Karageorgi 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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