About the Authors

Abimbola A. Akintola

Affiliation Department of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands

Raymond Noordam

Affiliation Department of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands

Steffy W. Jansen

Affiliation Department of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands

Anton J. de Craen

Affiliation Department of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands

Bart E. Ballieux

Affiliation Department of Clinical Chemistry, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

Christa M. Cobbaert

Affiliation Department of Clinical Chemistry, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

Simon P. Mooijaart

Affiliation Department of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands

Hanno Pijl

Affiliation Department of Endocrinology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands

Rudi G. Westendorp

Affiliations Department of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Diana van Heemst

D.van_Heemst@lumc.nl

Affiliation Department of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AAA DvH. Performed the experiments: AAA SWJ HP DvH. Analyzed the data: AAA RN AJdC DvH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BEB CMC AJdC. Wrote the paper: AAA RN SWJ AJdC BEB CMC SPM HP RGW DvH.