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The German AugUR study: study protocol of a prospective study to investigate chronic diseases in the elderly

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Heid, Iris M. ; Stark, Klaus ; Olden, Matthias ; Brandl, Caroline ; Dietl, Alexander ; Zimmermann, Martina E. ; Schelter, Sabine C. ; Loss, Julika ; Leitzmann, Michael F. ; Böger, Carsten A. ; Luchner, Andreas ; Kronenberg, Florian ; Helbig, Horst ; Weber, Bernhard H. F.
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Background The majority of patients suffering from chronic health disabilities is beyond 70 years of age. Typical late-onset chronic diseases include those affecting the heart, the kidney, cancer, and conditions of the eye such as age-related macular degeneration. These diseases disable patients for many years and largely compromise autonomy in daily life. Due to challenges in recruiting the ...


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