Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (R01-DK111848)
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Received: 25 April 2018
Accepted: 24 July 2018
First Online: 6 August 2018
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: The protocol for METS-Microbiome was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Loyola University Chicago, IL, USA. Approval granted under LU209537. All site protocols have been approved by the local participating institutions; specifically by the Committee on Human Research Publication and Ethics of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana; the Research Ethics Committee of the University of Cape Town, South Africa; the Board for Ethics and Clinical Research of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland; the Health Research and Ethic Committee of the Ministry of Health of Seychelles, and the Ethics Committee of the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.
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