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Trends in Self-perceived Weight Status, Weight Loss Attempts, and Weight Loss Strategies Among Adults in the United States, 1999-2006.

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Summary of "Trends in Self-perceived Weight Status, Weight Loss Attempts, and Weight Loss Strategies Among Adults in the United States, 1999-2006."

The self-perception of weight and weight loss attempts might promote weight loss and maintenance.

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Name: JAMA network open
ISSN: 2574-3805
Pages: e1915219

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Increase in BODY WEIGHT over existing weight.

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