About the Authors

John Danesh, Stephen Kaptoge, Andrea G Mann, Nadeem Sarwar, Angela Wood, Sara B Angleman, Frances Wensley
Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Julian P. T Higgins
Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit and Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Lucy Lennon
Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Royal Free University College London Medical School, London, United Kingdom

Gudny Eiriksdottir, Vilmundur Gudnason
Icelandic Heart Association, Kopavogur, Iceland

Gudny Eiriksdottir, Vilmundur Gudnason
University of Iceland, Kopavogur, Iceland

Ann Rumley, Gordon D. O Lowe
Division of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Peter H Whincup
Division of Community Health Sciences, St George's, University of London, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

JD, PHW, and VG conceived and designed the current work. SK and FW analysed the data. JD and SK drafted the paper. JD, SK, NS, AW, SBA, FW, JPTH, GE, AR, PHW, GDOL, and VG contributed to the writing of the paper. SK, AGM, NS, FW, and JPTH conducted the systematic review. LL collected the follow-up data in the BRHS. AR and GDOL supervised IL-6 assays.