About the Authors

Fumiaki Imamura


Affiliation Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Renata Micha

Affiliation Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Jason H. Y. Wu

Affiliation George Institute for Global Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School, Camperdown, Australia

Marcia C. de Oliveira Otto

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Fadar O. Otite

Affiliation Department of Neurology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida, United States of America

Ajibola I. Abioye

Affiliation Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Dariush Mozaffarian

Affiliation Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Competing Interests

I have read the journal's policy and the authors of this manuscript have the following competing interests: DM reports ad hoc honoraria or consulting from Boston Heart Diagnostics, Haas Avocado Board, Astra Zeneca, GOED, DSM, and Life Sciences Research Organization; chapter royalties from UpToDate; and scientific advisory board, Elysium Health. Harvard University has been assigned patent US8889739 B2, listing DM as one of three co-inventors, for use of trans-palmitoleic acid in identifying and treating metabolic disease. RM and JHYW received research support from Unilever R&D (project reference number MA-2015-01161) for work on fatty acid biomarkers and incident cardiometabolic diseases.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FI RM JHYW DM. Analyzed the data: FI. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FI RM JHYW MCdOO FOO AIA. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: FI. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: FI DM. Agree with the manuscript’s results and conclusions: FI RM JHYW MCdOO FOO AIA DM. All authors have read, and confirm that they meet, ICMJE criteria for authorship.