About the Authors

Børge G. Nordestgaard, Marianne Benn, Jeppe Zacho
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Herlev Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

Børge G. Nordestgaard, Marianne Benn, Jeppe Zacho, Anne Tybjærg-Hansen
The Copenhagen General Population Study, Herlev Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

Børge G. Nordestgaard, Anne Tybjærg-Hansen
The Copenhagen City Heart Study, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

Børge G. Nordestgaard, Marianne Benn, Jeppe Zacho, Anne Tybjærg-Hansen
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Tom M. Palmer, George Davey Smith, Nicholas J. Timpson
MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Tom M. Palmer, George Davey Smith, Nicholas J. Timpson
School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Anne Tybjærg-Hansen
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

George Davey Smith is on the PLoS Medicine Editorial Board. The authors have declared that no other competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BGN NJT GDS. Analyzed the data: NJT TMP MB. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: NJT. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: NJT TMP BGN GDS JZ ATH MB. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: NJT TMP BGN GDS JZ ATH MB. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: NJT TMP BGN GDS JZ ATH MB. Enrolled patients: BGN JZ ATH.