About the Authors

Christopher Millett
School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Christopher Millett, Sutapa Agrawal, Shah Ebrahim
South Asia Network for Chronic Disease, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

Ruth Sullivan, Sanjay Kinra, Shah Ebrahim
Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Mario Vaz, Anura Kurpad
St. John's Research Institute, Bangalore, India

A. V. Bharathi
Indira Gandhi National Open University, Bangalore, India

Dorairaj Prabhakaran
Centre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi, India

Kolli Srinath Reddy
Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

George Davey Smith
School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

c.millett@imperial.ac.uk

Competing Interests

AK has provided consultancy for McCain Foods, and the honoraria went entirely to charity. GDS is a member of the PLOS Medicine Editorial Board. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CM SA SE. Performed the experiments: CM SA SE. Analyzed the data: SA. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: CM. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: CM SA RS MV AK AVB DP KSR SK GDS SE. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: CM SA RS MV AK AVB DP KSR SK GDS SE. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: CM SA RS MV AK AVB DP KSR SK GDS SE.