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Mortality and health-related habits in 900 Finnish former elite athletes and their brothers
  1. Titta Katariina Kontro1,
  2. Seppo Sarna2,
  3. Jaakko Kaprio2,3,
  4. Urho M Kujala1
  1. 1 Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland
  2. 2 Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  3. 3 Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  1. Correspondence to Titta Katariina Kontro, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, 40014 Jyväskylä, Finland; titta.k.kontro{at}student.jyu.fi

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  • Contributors SS, JK and UMK collected the data. TKK and UMK analysed the data. TKK as the first author drafted the manuscript. All authors contributed to study design and the revision of the manuscript and accepted the final version.

  • Funding This study was funded by departmental funds of the University of Helsinki and University of Jyväskylä. JK was supported by the Academy of Finland (grant nos 265240 and 263278).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted according to good clinical and scientific practice and the Declaration of Helsinki. Approval for register data collection was given by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland, and Statistics Finland.

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

  • Data sharing statement The former athletes are well-known persons in Finnish society; hence, the data cannot be openly shared. Researchers are encouraged to contact the authors and we will make every effort to accommodate additional analyses.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors SS, JK and UMK collected the data. TKK and UMK analysed the data. TKK as the first author drafted the manuscript. All authors contributed to study design and the revision of the manuscript and accepted the final version.

  • Funding This study was funded by departmental funds of the University of Helsinki and University of Jyväskylä. JK was supported by the Academy of Finland (grant nos 265240 and 263278).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted according to good clinical and scientific practice and the Declaration of Helsinki. Approval for register data collection was given by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland, and Statistics Finland.

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

  • Data sharing statement The former athletes are well-known persons in Finnish society; hence, the data cannot be openly shared. Researchers are encouraged to contact the authors and we will make every effort to accommodate additional analyses.

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