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Fatter and fatter: South Africa’s rise in body mass index

Alan G. Morris
South African Journal of Science | Vol 107, No 3/4 | a650 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajs.v107i3/4.650 | © 2011 Alan G. Morris | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 March 2011 | Published: 24 March 2011

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Alan G. Morris, University of Cape Town, South Africa


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