Funding for this research was provided by:
German Research Council (BR 1704/6-1, BR 1704/6-3, BR 1704/6-4, CH 117/1-1)
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (01KH0404, 01ER0814, 01ER0815, 01ER1505A, 01ER1505B)
Received: 7 August 2019
Accepted: 30 April 2020
First Online: 18 May 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The DACHS study was approved by the ethics committees of the University of Heidelberg and the state medical boards of Baden-Wuerttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate. All participants gave written informed consent. This observational study has been registered retrospectively (March 6, 2017) in the German Clinical Trials Register (DRKS00011793), which is a primary registry in the WHO Registry Network.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interest.