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These represent two examples. The evidence is so extensive that the term “ovariectomy-induced obesity” is widely used.
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40 DCCT Research Group, “Influence of intensive diabetes treatment on bodyweight and composition of adults with type 1 diabetes in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial”, Diabetes Care, (2001).
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