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The Breathe Easier through Weight Loss Lifestyle (BE WELL) Intervention: A randomized controlled trial

  • Jun Ma1Email author,
  • Peg Strub2,
  • Carlos A CamargoJr3,
  • Lan Xiao1,
  • Estela Ayala1, 4,
  • Christopher D Gardner5,
  • A Sonia Buist6,
  • William L Haskell5,
  • Phillip W Lavori7 and
  • Sandra R Wilson1
BMC Pulmonary Medicine201010:16

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2466-10-16

Received: 3 March 2010

Accepted: 24 March 2010

Published: 24 March 2010

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Original Submission
3 Mar 2010 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
19 Mar 2010 Author responded Author comments - Lan Xiao
Resubmission - Version 3
19 Mar 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 3
24 Mar 2010 Editorially accepted
24 Mar 2010 Article published 10.1186/1471-2466-10-16

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Health Services Research, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute
Department of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, The Permanente Medical Group, San Francisco Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Department of Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care, Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
Department of Health Research & Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine