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The Early Prevention of Obesity in CHildren (EPOCH) Collaboration - an Individual Patient Data Prospective Meta-Analysis

  • Lisa M Askie1Email author,
  • Louise A Baur2,
  • Karen Campbell3,
  • Lynne A Daniels4,
  • Kylie Hesketh3,
  • Anthea Magarey5,
  • Seema Mihrshahi4,
  • Chris Rissel6,
  • John Simes1,
  • Barry Taylor7,
  • Rachael Taylor8,
  • Merryn Voysey1,
  • Li Ming Wen6 and
  • EPOCH Collaboration1
BMC Public Health201010:728

Received: 21 October 2010

Accepted: 25 November 2010

Published: 25 November 2010

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Original Submission
21 Oct 2010 Submitted Original manuscript
15 Nov 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Aubrey Sheiham
19 Nov 2010 Author responded Author comments - Seema Mihrshahi
Resubmission - Version 2
19 Nov 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 2
25 Nov 2010 Editorially accepted
25 Nov 2010 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-10-728

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Authors’ Affiliations

NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney
Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University
School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Flinders University
Health Promotion Service, Sydney South West Area Health Service
Department of Women's and Children's Health, University of Otago
Edgar National Centre for Diabetes and Obesity Research, Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago