About the Authors

Kari A.O. Tikkinen, Teuvo L.J. Tammela
Department of Urology, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland

Kari A.O. Tikkinen, Teuvo L.J. Tammela
Medical School, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

Kari A.O. Tikkinen, Heini Huhtala, Anssi Auvinen
Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

Aila M. Rissanen
Obesity Research Unit, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland

Antti Valpas
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, South Karelian Central Hospital, Lappeenranta, Finland

Corresponding Author

kari.tikkinen@fimnet.fi

Competing Interests

Aila Rissanen, Heini Huhtala, and Anssi Auvinen declare no conflict of interest, whereas Kari Tikkinen declares honorarium for Pfizer, Teuvo Tammela consultancies and honoraria for Pfizer, UCB and Astellas Pharma, and Antti Valpas consultanties for Pfizer and honoraria for Astellas Pharma.

Author Contributions

Other: Designed the study: KT TT AA. Peformed further statistical analyses: KT HH AA. Contributed to the interpretation of the findings and formulation of the report: KT TT AR AV HH AA. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: KT. Contributed to revision of the manuscript: KT TT AR AV HH AA.