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Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
Volume 2017, Article ID 1050749, 9 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/1050749
Research Article

Assessment of Weight Management Practices among Adults in the United Arab Emirates

1Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
2Nutrition and Health Department, College of Food and Agriculture, United Arab Emirates University, P.O. Box 15551, Al Ain, UAE
3Research Institute for Medical and Health Sciences, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

Correspondence should be addressed to Amita Attlee; ea.ca.hajrahs@eelttaa

Received 15 June 2017; Accepted 16 August 2017; Published 24 September 2017

Academic Editor: Michael B. Zemel

Copyright © 2017 Amita Attlee 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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