Funding for this research was provided by:
Fondazione Cariplo (n.2016–0874)
Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca (Prot 20157ATSLF)
Received: 26 December 2018
Accepted: 18 February 2019
First Online: 23 February 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the Multimedica Hospital ethics committee. The study was conducted in accordance with the ethical principles that have their origins in the Declaration of Helsinki. Written informed consent was obtained from each study participant.
: Not applicable.
: At the time of the submission, Prof. Caruso was the Editor in Chief of Immunity & Ageing. Dr. Accardi was member of the Editorial Board. The other authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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