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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 19, Issue 8, Pages 479-480

The Obesity Epidemic: Is Bariatric Surgery the Antidote?

Shahzeer Karmali1 and Eldon Shaffer2

1Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Received 2 February 2005; Accepted 23 February 2005

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