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The role of self-regulating abilities in long-term weight loss in severely obese children and adolescents undergoing intensive combined lifestyle interventions (HELIOS); rationale, design and methods

  • Jutka Halberstadt1Email author,
  • Sabine Makkes1,
  • Emely de Vet1,
  • Anita Jansen2,
  • Chantal Nederkoorn2,
  • Olga H van der Baan-Slootweg3 and
  • Jacob C Seidell1
BMC Pediatrics201313:41

Received: 12 March 2013

Accepted: 20 March 2013

Published: 25 March 2013

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12 Mar 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
18 Mar 2013 Author responded Author comments - Jutka Halberstadt
Resubmission - Version 2
18 Mar 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
20 Mar 2013 Editorially accepted
25 Mar 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2431-13-41

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Clinical Psychological Science, Maastricht University
Merem Treatment Centers