About the Authors
- Peter H. Whincup, Claire M. Nightingale, Christopher G. Owen, Alicja R. Rudnicka, Catherine M. McKay, Angela S. Donin, Derek G. Cook
- Division of Community Health Sciences, St George's, University of London, London, United Kingdom
- Ian Gibb
- Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust, Newcastle, United Kingdom
- Naveed Sattar
- BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
- K. George M. M. Alberti
- Division of Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: PHW CN CGO AR IG CM AD NS KGMA DC. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: PHW CN CGO AR IG CM AD NS KGMA DC. Designed the experiments/the study: PHW KGMA DC. Analyzed the data: PHW CN AR. Collected data/did experiments for the study: PHW CN CGO IG CM AD NS DC. Enrolled patients: PHW. Wrote the first draft of the paper: PHW. Contributed to the writing of the paper: CN CGO AR IG CM AD NS KGMA DC. Responsible for data integrity: CGO. Involved in data management for this study: AR. Performed hormone assays: KGMA. Raised funding: PHW DC.