About the Authors

Tina H. T. Chiu

Affiliations Medical Mission, Tzu Chi Foundation, Hualien, Taiwan, Graduate Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Hui-Ya Huang

Affiliation Department of Family Medicine, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Dalin, Chiayi County, Taiwan

Yen-Feng Chiu

Affiliation Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Institute of Population Health Sciences, National Health Research Institutes, Miaoli County, Zhunan, Taiwan

Wen-Harn Pan

Affiliations Graduate Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Hui-Yi Kao

Affiliation Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Institute of Population Health Sciences, National Health Research Institutes, Miaoli County, Zhunan, Taiwan

Jason P. C. Chiu

Affiliation Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Ming-Nan Lin

mingnan.lin@gmail.com

Affiliations Department of Family Medicine, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Dalin, Chiayi County, Taiwan, Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan

Chin-Lon Lin

Affiliations Medical Mission, Tzu Chi Foundation, Hualien, Taiwan, Department of Internal Medicine, Buddhist Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: THC MNL. Performed the experiments: HYH MNL. Analyzed the data: YFC HYK. Wrote the paper: THC. Data interpretation: THC WHP MNL CLL. Designed the computer software for nutrient computation: JPC.