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Journal of Obesity
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 820956, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/820956
Review Article

The Relationship between Executive Function and Obesity in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Literature Review

1Medical Student at the Medical University of South Carolina, 169 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
2Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2146 Belcourt Avenue, 2nd Floor, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
3Diabetes Research and Training Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1211 Medical Center Drive, Nashville, TN 37212, USA

Received 15 November 2012; Revised 7 January 2013; Accepted 21 January 2013

Academic Editor: Ajay K. Gupta

Copyright © 2013 Kaela R. S. Reinert 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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