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ISRN Public Health
Volume 2012, Article ID 132747, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/132747
Research Article

Weight and Health Behaviour Changes among Ageing People with Medication for Hypertension and High Cholesterol Level

1Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 18, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
2Age Institute, Asemapäällikönkatu 7, 00520 Helsinki, Finland
3Department of Lifestyle and Participation, National Institute for Health and Welfare, P.O. Box 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland
4Palmenia Centre for Continuing Education, University of Helsinki, Saimaankatu 11, 15140 Lahti, Finland
5Department of Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 62, 00014 Helsinki, Finland

Received 7 December 2011; Accepted 29 December 2011

Academic Editor: J. Konde-Lule

Copyright © 2012 Tommi Sulander 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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