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Pedalling up the Amazon

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 22 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1023
  1. James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics
  1. gynaecology, Leeds

    I have been subscribing to a local fitness centre for years but have not lost any weight at all. Sometimes my wife suggests that I ought to go and at least look at the place. She says it is delightful, full of slim people of both genders.

    That's the trouble. What I want to kick-start my personal struggle against cuddliness is a gymnasium where I don't stick out. I resemble the “before” part of the advertisements and …

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