Funding for this research was provided by:
Chiang Mai University (FUND-2559-03967)
Received: 12 November 2019
Accepted: 25 May 2020
First Online: 1 June 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study, all experimental protocols were reviewed and approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University (study code: MED-2559-03967) and all experiments were performed in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations. We obtained a written informed consent from each participant or their guardian, consistent with the 1975 Declaration of Helsinki on Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects.
: Leukocyte telomere length data and peripheral blood samples were obtained with written informed consent. All data are anonymized and no information is traceable to any individual patient. All authors have read the manuscript and agreed to its content. This work is original and is not currently under consideration by another journal.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.