About the Authors

Rosa Solà

rosa.sola@urv.cat

Affiliation Unitat de Recerca en Lípids i Arteriosclerosi (URLA), CIBERDEM, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus, IISPV, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain

Rosa M. Valls

Affiliation Unitat de Recerca en Lípids i Arteriosclerosi (URLA), CIBERDEM, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus, IISPV, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain

Gemma Godàs

Affiliation Unitat de Recerca en Lípids i Arteriosclerosi (URLA), CIBERDEM, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus, IISPV, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain

Gloria Perez-Busquets

Affiliation Unitat de Recerca en Lípids i Arteriosclerosi (URLA), CIBERDEM, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus, IISPV, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain

Josep Ribalta

Affiliation Unitat de Recerca en Lípids i Arteriosclerosi (URLA), CIBERDEM, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus, IISPV, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain

Josefa Girona

Affiliation Unitat de Recerca en Lípids i Arteriosclerosi (URLA), CIBERDEM, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus, IISPV, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain

Mercedes Heras

Affiliation Unitat de Recerca en Lípids i Arteriosclerosi (URLA), CIBERDEM, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus, IISPV, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain

Anna Cabré

Affiliation Unitat de Recerca en Lípids i Arteriosclerosi (URLA), CIBERDEM, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus, IISPV, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain

Antoni Castro

Affiliation Unitat de Recerca en Lípids i Arteriosclerosi (URLA), CIBERDEM, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus, IISPV, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain

Gema Domenech

Affiliation Biostatistics Unit, School of Medicine, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Ferran Torres

Affiliation Statistics and Methodology Support Unit (USEM), IDIBAPS (Hospital Clinic), Biostatistics Unit, School of Medicine, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Lluís Masana

Affiliation Unitat de Recerca en Lípids i Arteriosclerosi (URLA), CIBERDEM, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus, IISPV, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain

Neus Anglés

Affiliation La Morella Nuts, Castellvell del Camp, Spain

Jordi Reguant

Affiliation La Morella Nuts, Castellvell del Camp, Spain

Bartolomé Ramírez

Affiliation La Morella Nuts, Castellvell del Camp, Spain

Joaquim M. Barriach

Affiliation La Morella Nuts, Castellvell del Camp, Spain

Competing Interests

The authors have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts: Rosa Solà received support from the Ministry of Education and Science [Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia] in the form of a research grant PROFIT 2005–2007. Additional support was from La Morella Nuts S.A. (CDTI FIT-060000-2002-73, Spain) in the form of grants made available directly to the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Ferran Torres and Gema Domenech of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona received financial support from Universitat Rovira i Virgili to perform the statistical analyses. Joaquim-M Barriach, Bartolomé Ramirez, Jordi Reguant and Neus Anglès are employees of La Morella Nuts S.A., Spain. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. No other authors have any involvement that can be construed as a conflict of interest. The authors also declare there have not been any other involvements such as employment, consultancy and patent products that can be construed as a conflict of interest.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RS GG J. Reguant NA BR. Performed the experiments: RS GG RMV GP MH J. Ribalta JG A. Cabré A. Castro. Analyzed the data: GD FT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RMV J. Ribalta MH A. Cabré LM NA J. Reguant BR JMB. Wrote the paper: RS RMV FT.