Obesity in perspective a conference sponsored by the John E. Fogarty International Centre for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, October 1-3, 1973

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StatementGeorge A. Bray, editor.
SeriesFogarty International Center series on preventive medicine -- .2, pt.1
ContributionsBray, George A., John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences.
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Paginationxx, 527p. :
Number of Pages527
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Open LibraryOL21205619M

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Table of Contents. Introduction. A Brief History of Obesity. The Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement of Body Fat Content.

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