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Letters BMJ on obesity

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BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 04 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4175
  1. Simon Challand, StR palliative medicine1
  1. 1Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 2HQ
  1. schalland{at}

    The BMJ issue of 10 July contains the following information:

    We tend to gain weight gradually year by year up to a peak of about 70, and then we start to lose it again. This figure reflects a lifetime of gaining weight.1

    Researchers are looking at the link between weight and diseases other than those that are usually associated …

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