Funding for this research was provided by:
Seventh Framework Programme (266486)
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Received: 20 August 2018
Revised: 22 November 2018
Accepted: 14 December 2018
First Online: 4 February 2019
Compliance with ethical standards
: The scientific guarantor of this publication is Prof. Claudio Franceschi.
: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
: Two of the authors have significant statistical expertise.
: Written informed consent was obtained from all subjects (patients) in this study.
: Institutional review board approval was obtained. The study protocol was approved by the Independent Ethics Committee of the Sant’ Orsola-Malpighi Hospital Bologna (Italy), the National Research Ethics Committee–East of England (UK), the Wageningen University Medical Ethics Committee (Netherlands), the Bioethics Committee of the Polish National Food and Nutrition Institute (Poland), and the South-East 6 Person Protection Committee (France). All study procedures were in accordance with the ethical standards of the Helsinki Declaration.
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