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Body shape by 3-D photonic scanning in Thai and UK adults: comparison of national sizing surveys

Published on Jan 1, 2012in International Journal of Obesity4.514
· DOI :10.1038/ijo.2011.51
Jonathan C. K. Wells62
Estimated H-index: 62
(ICH: UCL Institute of Child Health),
Philip Treleaven16
Estimated H-index: 16
,
Supiya Charoensiriwath4
Estimated H-index: 4
Abstract
Body shape by 3-D photonic scanning in Thai and UK adults: comparison of national sizing surveys
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