About the Authors

Katja Fall, Fang Fang, Weimin Ye, Pär Sparén, Hans-Olov Adami, Unnur Valdimarsdóttir
Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Katja Fall, Lorelei A. Mucci, Meir Stampfer, Hans-Olov Adami
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Lorelei A. Mucci, Meir Stampfer
Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Ove Andrén, Jan-Erik Johansson, Swen-Olof Andersson
Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden

Georg Klein
The Microbiology Tumor Biology Center, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Unnur Valdimarsdóttir
Centre of Public Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

Corresponding Author

kfall@hsph.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: KF FF LAM WY OA JEJ SOA PS GK MJS HOA UV. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: KF FF LAM WY OA JEJ SOA PS GK MJS HOA UV. Designed the experiments/the study: KF FF JEJ HOA UV. Analyzed the data: KF FF WY OA SOA. Collected data/did experiments for the study: PS. Wrote the first draft of the paper: KF FF UV. Contributed to the writing of the paper: KF FF LAM WY OA JEJ SOA PS GK MJS HOA UV. Contributed to design of study and interpretation of the data analyses; gave guidance on development of statistical models: LAM. Consultant: GK. Interpretation of data; approved the final version of the manuscript; responsible for data integrity: UV.