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Weight Science: Evaluating the evidence for a paradigm shift

Linda Bacon13* and Lucy Aphramor12

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1 University of California, Davis, and City College of San Francisco, Box S-80, City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112, USA

2 Coventry University, Applied Research Centre in Health and Lifestyle Interventions, Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 1FB, UK

3 University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Cardiac Rehab, Cardiology Suite, 1st Floor, East Wing, Walsgrave Hospital, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry CV2 2DX, UK

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Nutrition Journal 2011, 10:69  doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-69

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Received:17 June 2011
Accepted:17 June 2011
Published:17 June 2011

© 2011 Bacon and Aphramor; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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Since publication of this article [1], it has come to our attention that there is an error in the section discussing assumptions about obesity-related costs. Table 2 is correct, indicating that 36% of the population is misidentified when BMI is considered, but there is a typographical error in the text which reported it as 31%.


  1. Bacon L, Aphramor L: Weight Science: Evaluating the evidence for a paradigm shift.

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