About the Authors

Majid Ezzati, Christopher J. L Murray
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Stephen Vander Hoorn, Carlene M. M Lawes, Anthony Rodgers
Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Rachel Leach, W. Philip T James
International Obesity Task Force, London, United Kingdom

Alan D Lopez
School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Corresponding Author

mezzati@hsph.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ME, SV, and CJLM designed the study. SV, CMML, RL, and WPTJ collected data. ME, SV, RL, and WPTJ analyzed the data. ME, SV, CMML, RL, WPTJ, ADL, AR, and CJLM contributed to writing the paper.