Education and health

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  6. von Hippel, P.T., Powell, B., Downey, D.B., & Rowland, N. (2007). “The effect of school on overweight in childhood: Gains in children’s body mass index during the school year and during summer vacation.American Journal of Public Health 97(4), 796-802.