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Journal of Obesity
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 480630, 8 pages
Examining Social Influence on Participation and Outcomes among a Network of Behavioral Weight-Loss Intervention Enrollees
1Division of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
2Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
3Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN 38163, USA
4Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
Received 11 February 2013; Revised 24 April 2013; Accepted 13 May 2013
Academic Editor: Sarah-Jeanne Salvy
Copyright © 2013 T. L. Carson 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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