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Journal of Obesity
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 618056, 13 pages
International Differences in the Links between Obesity and Physiological Dysregulation: The United States, England, and Taiwan
1Office of Population Research, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
2Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
Received 2 November 2012; Accepted 8 April 2013
Academic Editor: David Allison
Copyright © 2013 Sarinnapha Vasunilashorn 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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