About the Authors

Wei He

Affiliation Obesity and Body Composition Research Center, Chronic Disease Research Institute, Zhejiang University School of Public Health, Hangzhou, China

Sha Zhang

Affiliation Obesity and Body Composition Research Center, Chronic Disease Research Institute, Zhejiang University School of Public Health, Hangzhou, China

Aihua Song

Affiliation Obesity and Body Composition Research Center, Chronic Disease Research Institute, Zhejiang University School of Public Health, Hangzhou, China

Min Yang

Affiliations Obesity and Body Composition Research Center, Chronic Disease Research Institute, Zhejiang University School of Public Health, Hangzhou, China, Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Zhejiang University School of Public Health, Hangzhou, China

Jingjing Jiao

Affiliations Obesity and Body Composition Research Center, Chronic Disease Research Institute, Zhejiang University School of Public Health, Hangzhou, China, Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Zhejiang University School of Public Health, Hangzhou, China

David B. Allison

Affiliation Department of Biostatistics, and Nutrition Obesity Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Steven B. Heymsfield

Affiliation Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

Shankuan Zhu

zsk@zju.edu.cn

Affiliations Obesity and Body Composition Research Center, Chronic Disease Research Institute, Zhejiang University School of Public Health, Hangzhou, China, Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Zhejiang University School of Public Health, Hangzhou, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Critical revisions of the manuscript for important intellectual content: WH S. Zang AS MY JJ DBA SBH S. Zhu. Statistical analysis: WH S. Zhu. Obtain funding: S. Zhu. Study supervision: S. Zhu. Conceived and designed the experiments: WH S. Zhu. Performed the experiments: S. Zhu SBH. Analyzed the data: WH S. Zhu AS MY JJ DBA SBH S. Zang. Wrote the paper: WH S. Zhu.