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Obesity (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Gayle M. Galletta, MD, FACEP, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Massachusetts.

Editor: Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP

Previous contributing coauthor and editors:

Coauthor(s): Hasnain M. Khandwala, MD, FRCPC, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Editors: Arthur B. Chausmer, MD, PhD, FACP, FACE, FACN, CNS, Affiliate Research Professor, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program, School of Computational Sciences; Principal, C/A Informatics, LLC; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; George T Griffing, MD, Director, Division of General Internal Medicine, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, St Louis University.

Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American Board of Surgery


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