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Body size, non-occupational physical activity and the chance of reaching longevity in men and women: findings from the Netherlands Cohort Study
  1. Lloyd Brandts1,
  2. Piet A van den Brandt1,2
  1. 1 Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, GROW – School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  2. 2 Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, CAPHRI – School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Lloyd Brandts, Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, GROW- School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht 6200 MD, The Netherlands; lloyd.brandts{at}maastrichtuniversity.nl

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  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Contributors Both authors conceptualised the paper. LB analysed the data, prepared the tables and wrote the paper. PAvdB designed the study, coordinated the data collection and analyses and provided critical revisions for important intellectual content. Both authors read and approved the final version of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors did not receive any specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The Netherlands Cohort Study study has been approved by the institutional review boards of Maastricht University and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO (Zeist).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Contributors Both authors conceptualised the paper. LB analysed the data, prepared the tables and wrote the paper. PAvdB designed the study, coordinated the data collection and analyses and provided critical revisions for important intellectual content. Both authors read and approved the final version of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors did not receive any specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval The Netherlands Cohort Study study has been approved by the institutional review boards of Maastricht University and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO (Zeist).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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