Author Contributions: Dr Lipton had full access to all the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: Lipton, Sanders, Barzilai, Katz, Derby.
Acquisition of data: Lipton, Ozelius, Derby, Katz.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Lipton, Sanders, Wang, Derby, Katz.
Drafting of the manuscript: Sanders, Lipton.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Lipton, Sanders, Ozelius, Wang, Derby, Katz, Barzilai.
Statistical analysis: Wang, Lipton, Sanders, Katz.
Obtained funding: Lipton.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Lipton, Katz, Sanders, Ozelius.
Study supervision: Lipton.
Financial Disclosures: Dr Lipton reported receiving compensation from Advanced Bionics, Allergan, Astra-Zeneca, Bayer, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cierra, Endo, GlaxoSmithKline, Minster, Merck, Neuralieve, Novartis, and Ortho-McNeil and receiving research funding from Allergan, Ortho-McNeil, Minster, Endo, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Neuralieve, and ProEthics. None of these relationships pertain to the material presented in this study. No other financial disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: The Einstein Aging Study is supported by the National Institute on Aging program project grant AG03949 and Supplement (Biorepository) AG03949-24S1. Dr Barzilai is supported by grants AG-027734 and AG-18728 from the National Institute on Aging. Dr Sanders is supported by the Einstein Clinical and Translation Science Award grant UL1 RR025750 and KL2 RR025749 and TL1 RR025748 from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and NIH Roadmap for Medical Research.
Role of the Sponsor: The National Institute on Aging had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Disclaimer: The contents of this article are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessary represent the official view of the NCRR or NIH.
Previous Presentation: This work was presented in part at the 61st annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology; Seattle, Washington; April 25-May 2, 2009.