About the Authors

Majid Ezzati

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: mezzati@hsph.harvard.edu

Affiliation Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Stephen Vander Hoorn

Affiliation Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Carlene M. M Lawes

Affiliation Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Rachel Leach

Affiliation International Obesity Task Force, London, United Kingdom

W. Philip T James

Affiliation International Obesity Task Force, London, United Kingdom

Alan D Lopez

Affiliation School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Anthony Rodgers

Affiliation Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Christopher J. L Murray

Affiliation Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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.