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Journal of Obesity
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 294974, 16 pages
Review Article

The Association between Marital Transitions, Body Mass Index, and Weight: A Review of the Literature

1Department of Public Health, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA
2City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College, 2180 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10035, USA

Received 1 October 2011; Revised 24 March 2012; Accepted 13 May 2012

Academic Editor: Jack A. Yanovski

Copyright © 2012 Lauren Dinour 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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