Trying to lose weight: diet strategies among Americans with overweight or obesity in 1996 and 2003.

  title={Trying to lose weight: diet strategies among Americans with overweight or obesity in 1996 and 2003.},
  author={Tatiana Andreyeva and Michael W. Long and Kathryn E. Henderson and Gabrielle M Grode},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  volume={110 4},

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