About the Authors

Emanuele Di Angelantonio

Affiliation Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

John Danesh

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: john.danesh@phpc.cam.ac.uk

Affiliation Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Gudny Eiriksdottir

Affiliation Icelandic Heart Association, Kopavogur, Iceland

Vilmundur Gudnason

Affiliations Icelandic Heart Association, Kopavogur, Iceland , University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

JD and VG designed the study. EDA and JD analysed the data and drafted the manuscript. VG and GE critically revised the manuscript, collected data, and performed experiments for the study.