Gastrointestinal discomforts and dietary intake in Chinese urban elders: A cross-sectional study in eight cities of China
Ai Zhao, Mei-Chen Wang, Yu-Mei Zhang, School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing 100191, China
Ignatius Man-Yau Szeto, Li-Ping Meng, Yan Wang, Ting Li, Yili Innovation Center, Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., Ltd., Hohhot 010110, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
Ignatius Man-Yau Szeto, Li-Ping Meng, Yan Wang, Ting Li, Inner Mongolia Dairy Technology Research Institute Co., Ltd., Hohhot 010110, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
Author contributions: Szeto IMY and Zhang YM contributed to study conception and design; Zhao A contributed to data acquisition, data analysis and interpretation, and writing of the article; Wang MC, Meng LP, Wang Y, and Li T contributed to editing, reviewing, and final approval of the article.
Supported by the Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. Ltd. (Inner Mongolia Dairy Technology Research Institute Co. Ltd.).
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Medical Ethics Research Board of Peking University.
Informed consent statement: Written consent was obtained from the participants before the study began.
Conflict-of-interest statement: There is no conflict of interest.
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STROBE statement: The guidelines of the STROBE Statement have been adopted in preparing the manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Yu-Mei Zhang, PhD, Professor, School of Public Health, Peking University, 38 Xueyuan Road, Beijing 100191, China. email@example.com
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Received: June 6, 2019
Peer-review started: June 10, 2019
First decision: July 21, 2019
Revised: October 24, 2019
Accepted: November 13, 2019
Article in press: November 13, 2019
Published online: December 7, 2019