About the Authors

Haojie Li, Meir J Stampfer, Lorelei A Mucci, David Hunter, Edward L Giovannucci, Jing Ma
Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Meir J Stampfer, David Hunter, Edward L Giovannucci
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Meir J Stampfer, David Hunter, Edward L Giovannucci
Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Meir J Stampfer, J. Michael Gaziano
Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Meir J Stampfer, J. Michael Gaziano
Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center, Veterans Administration Boston Healthcare System, Massachusetts, United States of America

J. Bruce W Hollis
Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

haojie.li@channing.havard.edu

Competing Interests

BH is a consultant for DiaSorin Corp for the assay of 25(OH)D.

Author Contributions

MJS, ELG, and JM conceived and wrote the initial study proposal and contributed substantially to conception and design of the research study. BWH, JMG, and DH made substantial contributions to acquisition of data. HL performed data analysis and drafted the manuscript. MJS, ELG, LAM, and JM participated in results interpretation and editing of the manuscript. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript.