About the Authors

Jeroen S. L de Munter, Frank B Hu, Mary Franz, Rob M van Dam
Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Jeroen S. L de Munter, Rob M van Dam
Institute of Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Frank B Hu, Donna Spiegelman
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Frank B Hu, Rob M van Dam
Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Donna Spiegelman
Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

rvandam@hsph.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

JSLdM and RMvD designed the study, analyzed the data, and drafted the paper. FBH and DS provided advice on the statistical analysis and interpretation of the data and commented on drafts of the manuscript. MF created the whole grain food composition database. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript.