About the Authors
- Andy R Ness
- Department of Oral and Dental Science, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
- Sam D Leary, Calum Mattocks, Sue Ingle, Kate Tilling, George Davey Smith
- Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
- Steven N Blair
- Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America
- John J Reilly
- Division of Developmental Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
- Jonathan Wells
- Medical Research Council Childhood Nutrition Research Centre, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
- Chris Riddoch
- London Sport Institute, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
ARN, CM, GDS, and CR devised the analysis plan. ARN, SDL, CM, SNB, JJR, JW, SI, KT, GDS, and CR contributed to discussions that informed the analysis plan. SDL and SI carried out the analysis with advice from KT. ARN wrote the first draft of the paper. All authors commented on subsequent drafts and approved the final version of the paper. ARN 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.