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Journal of Obesity
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 859413, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/859413
Research Article

Evaluating the Role of Life Events and Sustaining Conditions in Weight Loss Maintenance

Department of Psychology, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7HX, UK

Received 17 September 2009; Accepted 19 April 2010

Academic Editor: Linda McCargar

Copyright © 2010 Eleni Epiphaniou and Jane Ogden. 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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