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John E. Lewis, Judi M. Woolger, Angelica Melillo, Yaima Alonso, Soyona Rafatjah, Sarah A. Jones, Janet Konefal, Amine Sarabia, Susanna Leonard, Evan Long, Nicole Quicuti, Kathy Gonzalez, Jared Tannenbaum, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Eliminating Immunologically-Reactive Foods from the Diet and its Effect on Body Composition and Quality of Life in Overweight Persons. J Obes Weig Los Ther 2012, 2:1  (Conclusion: Subjects were able to improve their body composition and quality of life in response to eliminating IgG reactive foods from the diet.)

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