About the Authors

Michelle D. Holmes
Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Michelle D. Holmes, Shona Dalal, Hans-Olov Adami
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Jimmy Volmink
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa

Clement A. Adebamowo
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Marina Njelekela
Department of Physiology, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Wafaie W. Fawzi, Walter C. Willett
Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Hans-Olov Adami
Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Intitutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Corresponding Author

michelle.holmes@channing.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

Hans-Olov Adami is on the Editorial Board of PLoS Medicine.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: MDH SD JV CAA MN WWF WCW HOA. Wrote the first draft of the paper: MDH. Contributed to the writing of the paper: MDH SD JV CAA MN WWF WCW HOA.