About the Authors

Angela M Cheung, Lianne Tile, Yuna Lee, George Tomlinson
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Angela M Cheung, Sophie Jamal, Robert Josse
Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Angela M Cheung, George Tomlinson, Gillian Hawker, Sophie Jamal
Clinical Epidemiology Program, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Angela M Cheung, Lianne Tile, Judy Scher, Hanxian Hu
Osteoporosis and Women's Health Programs, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Gillian Hawker
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Reinhold Vieth
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Lilian Thompson
Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Corresponding Author

angela.cheung@uhn.on.ca

Competing Interests

The corresponding author had full access to all the data in the study and had final responsibility for the decision to submit for publication. None of the authors in this study has any competing interests.

Author Contributions

A.M. Cheung, G. Hawker, and R. Josse were involved in the conception and design of the study; A.M. Cheung, L. Tile, Y. Lee, J. Scher, and H. Hu performed data acquisition; A.M. Cheung, L. Tile, Y. Lee, G. Tomlinson, G. Hawker, J. Scher, H. Hu, R. Vieth, L. Thompson, S. Jamal, and R. Josse analyzed and interpreted data; A.M. Cheung and J. Scher drafted the manuscript; A.M. Cheung, L. Tile, Y. Lee, G. Tomlinson, G. Hawker, J. Scher, H. Hu, R. Vieth, L. Thompson, S. Jamal, and R. Josse critically revised the manuscript for important intellectual content; G. Tomlinson and H. Hu performed statistical analysis; A.M. Cheung obtained funding; A.M. Cheung, L. Tile, Y. Lee, G. Tomlinson, G. Hawker, J. Scher, H. Hu, R. Vieth, and R. Josse provided administrative, technical, or material support; AMC supervised entire study.