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Feature Christmas 2014: Gastroenterological Tracts

When somebody loses weight, where does the fat go?

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 16 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7257

This article has a correction. Please see:

  1. Ruben Meerman, researcher,
  2. Andrew J Brown, professor
  1. 1School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052, Australia
  1. Correspondence to: R Meerman rubenmeerman{at}
  • Accepted 14 November 2014


Ruben Meerman and Andrew Brown explain why the answer might not be what you expect


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