About the Authors
Division of Community Health Sciences, St George's, University of London, London, United Kingdom
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust, Newcastle, United Kingdom
BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Division of Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: PHW CN CGO AR IG CM AD NS KGMA DC. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: PHW CN CGO AR IG CM AD NS KGMA DC. Designed the experiments/the study: PHW KGMA DC. Analyzed the data: PHW CN AR. Collected data/did experiments for the study: PHW CN CGO IG CM AD NS DC. Enrolled patients: PHW. Wrote the first draft of the paper: PHW. Contributed to the writing of the paper: CN CGO AR IG CM AD NS KGMA DC. Responsible for data integrity: CGO. Involved in data management for this study: AR. Performed hormone assays: KGMA. Raised funding: PHW DC.