Eating behaviour of university students in Germany: Dietary intake, barriers to healthy eating and changes in eating behaviour since the time of matriculation

@article{Hilger2017EatingBO,
  title={Eating behaviour of university students in Germany: Dietary intake, barriers to healthy eating and changes in eating behaviour since the time of matriculation},
  author={Jennifer Hilger and Adrian Loerbroks and Katharina Diehl},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={2017},
  volume={109},
  pages={100-107}
}
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