Funding for this research was provided by:
NARO Bio-oriented Technology Research Advancement Institution (17943029)
Research funding for Longevity Sciences from the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Japan (28-40)
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Received: 14 February 2019
Accepted: 19 July 2019
First Online: 30 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The protocol for the NILS-LSA study was approved by the Committee for Ethics in Human Research of the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (No. 899–3). All participants are fully informed of the following items. Only subjects who understand and accept examination procedures, and sign their names to a written form to participate in the study (informed consent) are included. This informed consent includes; (1) purpose of the study; (2) detailed procedures for each examination; (3) predictable danger; (4) participation in the examinations totally depends on free will, without any enforcement, and refusal to participate has no disadvantage; (5) to keep secret personal data from the examination. For the utilization of NILS-LSA data in the present collaborative study, the protocol was approved by both the Committee for Ethics in Human Research of the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (No. 1136) and the Ethics Committee of Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine (Sendai, Japan) (No. 2017–1-988). According to the protocol regarding data utilization, all analyses were performed at the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.