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Regulation of body weight is social skill

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7139.1246a (Published 18 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1246
  1. J S Garrow, Emeritus professor of human nutrition
  1. The Dial House, 93 Uxbridge Road, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 2DQ

    EDITOR—Wilding's clinical review on obesity treatment repeats an important error: “Body weight is very tightly regulated … for example a daily excess of 100 kcal (418 MJ) … would result in a 4 kg weight gain in a year.”1 It would …

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