About the Authors
Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit and Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Royal Free University College London Medical School, London, United Kingdom
Icelandic Heart Association, Kopavogur, Iceland
University of Iceland, Kopavogur, Iceland
Division of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Division of Community Health Sciences, St George's, University of London, London, United Kingdom
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
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.