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References for "Can Physical Activity Avert Obesity in School-Aged Youth?"

1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2005 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System.Youth Online: Comprehensive Results, Physical Activity. Available at:
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2 Strong WB, Malina RM, Blimkie CJR, et al. Evidence based physical activity for school-aged youth. J Pediatr. 2005;146:732-737.