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Associations of sedentary behavior and physical activity with older adults’ physical function: an isotemporal substitution approach

  • Akitomo Yasunaga1Email author,
  • Ai Shibata2,
  • Kaori Ishii3,
  • Mohammad Javad Koohsari3, 4, 5,
  • Shigeru Inoue6,
  • Takemi Sugiyama4, 5, 7,
  • Neville Owen4, 7 and
  • Koichiro Oka3
BMC GeriatricsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:280

Received: 22 August 2017

Accepted: 23 November 2017

Published: 6 December 2017

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Original Submission
22 Aug 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
20 Oct 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Masami Akai
23 Oct 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Therma Cheung
21 Nov 2017 Author responded Author comments - Akitomo Yasunaga
Resubmission - Version 2
21 Nov 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
23 Nov 2017 Editorially accepted
6 Dec 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12877-017-0675-1

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Authors’ Affiliations

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Bunka Gakuen University, Tokyo, Japan
Faculty Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, Tokorozawa, Japan
Behavioural Epidemiology Laboratory, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Institute for Health & Aging, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia