Funding for this research was provided by:
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Received: 7 September 2016
Accepted: 27 June 2017
First Online: 6 July 2017
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The cohort studies and construction of the TMM biobank were approved by the ethics committee of the Tohoku University (authorization numbers 2012–1-616, 2012–1-617, and 2013–1-103). Written informed consent was given by all volunteers after individual interview by our trained research coordinators upon the donation of biospecimens and health data.
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