About the Authors

Katja Fall

Contributed equally to this work with: Katja Fall, Fang Fang

kfall@hsph.harvard.edu

Affiliations Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Fang Fang

Contributed equally to this work with: Katja Fall, Fang Fang

Affiliation Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Lorelei A. Mucci

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Weimin Ye

Affiliation Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Ove Andrén

Affiliation Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden

Jan-Erik Johansson

Affiliation Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden

Swen-Olof Andersson

Affiliation Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden

Pär Sparén

Affiliation Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Georg Klein

Affiliation The Microbiology Tumor Biology Center, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Meir Stampfer

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Hans-Olov Adami

Affiliations Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Unnur Valdimarsdóttir

Affiliations Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Centre of Public Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

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.