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The emergence of “lifestyle medicine” as a structured approach for management of chronic disease

Garry J Egger, Andrew F Binns and Stephan R Rossner
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (3): 143-145.
  • Garry J Egger1,2
  • Andrew F Binns2,3
  • Stephan R Rossner4

  • 1 Centre for Health Promotion Research, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.
  • 3 Lismore, NSW.
  • 4 Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

Correspondence: eggergj@scu.edu.au

Competing interests:

Garry Egger coordinates and Andrew Binns has contributed to a postgraduate Master of Clinical Science (Lifestyle-Medicine) program through Southern Cross University. Andrew Binns is the president of ALMA and Garry Egger is an ALMA committee member.

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