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Coronary heart disease: overweight and obesity as risk factors.

Published on Jul 1, 1972in Annals of Internal Medicine19.315
· DOI :10.7326/0003-4819-77-1-15
Ancel Keys71
Estimated H-index: 71
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Christ Aravanis22
Estimated H-index: 22
+ 8 AuthorsHenry L. Taylor41
Estimated H-index: 41
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