Funding for this research was provided by:
Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport (None)
Received: 27 May 2019
Accepted: 1 September 2020
First Online: 16 November 2020
Change Date: 17 November 2020
Change Type: Update
Change Details: An error occurred in the numbering of some references. The article has been updated to rectify the errors.
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Steering committees with representatives from national associations of health care providers decide about the access and use of the data from the Nivel Primary Care Database. For the current study permission was obtained from the Dutch Association of Dietitians (NVD). This study has been approved by the applicable governance bodies of the Nivel Primary Care Database under no. NZR-00317.043. Dutch law allows the use of electronic health records for research purposes under certain conditions. According to this legislation, neither obtaining informed consent from patients nor approval by a medical ethics committee is obligatory for this type of observational study containing no directly identifiable data from the Nivel Primary Care Database (Dutch Civil Law, Article 7:458).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.