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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 730351, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/730351
Research Article

Laser Acupuncture Reduces Body Fat in Obese Female Undergraduate Students

Laboratory of Laser Sports Medicine, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006, China

Received 8 February 2012; Revised 19 April 2012; Accepted 21 April 2012

Academic Editor: Rui Duan

Copyright © 2012 Xiao-Guang Liu 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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