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Commentary: Relative importance of diet vs physical activity for health

Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
International Journal of Epidemiology (Impact Factor: 9.18). 12/2009; 39(1):209-11; author reply 213-4. DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyp348
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