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Are meal replacements an effective clinical tool for weight loss?

Garry Egger
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (2): 52-53.

Clinical trials show partial meal replacement products to be safe, acceptable and effective when used as part of an overall low-energy diet

Garry Egger, BA, MPH, PhD, Director; and Adjunct Professor Health Sciences, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW
Centre for Health Promotion Research Pty Ltd, Sydney, NSW.
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