About the Authors

Timothy S. Church, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Conrad P. Earnest, Ruben Q. Rodarte, Corby K. Martin, Claude Bouchard
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

Diana M. Thomas
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey, United States of America

Steven N. Blair
Arnold School of Public Health, Departments of Exercise Science and Epidemiology/Biostatistics, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina United States of America

Corresponding Author

tim.church@pbrc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TSC DMT RQR CB. Performed the experiments: TSC CKM. Analyzed the data: PTK CPE SNB CTL. Wrote the paper: TSC DMT CTL SBB CB.