About the Authors

Hae-Sook Lee

Affiliation Department of Public Health Graduate School, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea

Je-Chul Lee

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea

In-Kyu Lee

Affiliation Department of Endocrinology, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea

Hyo-Bang Moon

Affiliation Department of Environmental Marine Sciences, College of Science and Technology, Hanyang University, Ansan, Korea

Yoon-Seok Chang

Affiliation School of Environmental Science and Engineering, POSTECH, Pohang, Korea

David R. Jacobs Jr

Affiliations Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America, Department of Nutrition, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Duk-Hee Lee

lee_dh@knu.ac.kr

Affiliation Department of Preventative Medicine, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: D-HL I-KL. Performed the experiments: H-SL J-CL H-BM Y-SC. Analyzed the data: H-SL DRJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: J-CL H-BM Y-SC. Wrote the paper: H-SL J-CL I-KL DRJ D-HL.