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A qualitative exploration of weight management during COVID ‐19

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A qualitative exploration of weight management during COVID ‐19. / Thomson, Meigan; Martin, Anne; Long, Emily et al.

In: Clinical Obesity, Vol. 12, No. 3, e12512, 30.06.2022.

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Thomson, M, Martin, A, Long, E, Logue, J & Simpson, SA 2022, 'A qualitative exploration of weight management during COVID ‐19', Clinical Obesity, vol. 12, no. 3, e12512. https://doi.org/10.1111/cob.12512

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Thomson, M., Martin, A., Long, E., Logue, J., & Simpson, S. A. (2022). A qualitative exploration of weight management during COVID ‐19. Clinical Obesity, 12(3), [e12512]. https://doi.org/10.1111/cob.12512

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Thomson M, Martin A, Long E, Logue J, Simpson SA. A qualitative exploration of weight management during COVID ‐19. Clinical Obesity. 2022 Jun 30;12(3):e12512. Epub 2022 Feb 22. doi: 10.1111/cob.12512

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Thomson, Meigan ; Martin, Anne ; Long, Emily et al. / A qualitative exploration of weight management during COVID ‐19. In: Clinical Obesity. 2022 ; Vol. 12, No. 3.

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