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Health and wealth: The late-20th century obesity epidemic in the U.S

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  • Zagorsky, Jay L., 2005. "Health and wealth: The late-20th century obesity epidemic in the U.S," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 3(2), pages 296-313, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ehbiol:v:3:y:2005:i:2:p:296-313
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