Overweight and obesity in Australia: an underestimate of the true prevalence?

Adrian J Cameron, Paul Z Zimmet, David W Dunstan and Jonathan E Shaw
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb05813.x
Published online: 19 January 2004

Adrian J Cameron,* Paul Z Zimmet, David W Dunstan, Jonathan E Shaw§

  • and Director, Clinical Research; Epidemiology Department, International Diabetes Institute, 250 Kooyong Road, Caulfield, VIC 3162.


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