About the Authors

Véronique Chajès

chajesv@iarc.fr

Affiliation Nutrition and Metabolism Section, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

Carine Biessy

Affiliation Nutrition and Metabolism Section, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

Pietro Ferrari

Affiliation Nutrition and Metabolism Section, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

Isabelle Romieu

Affiliation Nutrition and Metabolism Section, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

Heinz Freisling

Affiliation Nutrition and Metabolism Section, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

Inge Huybrechts

Affiliation Nutrition and Metabolism Section, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

Augustin Scalbert

Affiliation Nutrition and Metabolism Section, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

Bas Bueno de Mesquita

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Department For Determinants of Chronic Diseases (DCD), National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Department of Social & Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dora Romaguera

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Instituto de Investigacion Sanitaria de Palma (IdISPa) and CIBER Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBEROBN), Spain

Marc J. Gunter

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Paolo Vineis

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Camilla Plambeck Hansen

Affiliation Department of Public Health, Section of Epidemiology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

Marianne Uhre Jakobsen

Affiliation Department of Public Health, Section of Epidemiology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

Françoise Clavel-Chapelon

Affiliations INSERM, Centre for research in Epidemiology and Population Health (CESP), U1018, Nutrition, Hormones and Women’s Health team, Villejuif, France, University Paris Sud, UMRS 1018, Villejuif, France, Institute Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France

Guy Fagherazzi

Affiliations INSERM, Centre for research in Epidemiology and Population Health (CESP), U1018, Nutrition, Hormones and Women’s Health team, Villejuif, France, University Paris Sud, UMRS 1018, Villejuif, France, Institute Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France

Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault

Affiliations INSERM, Centre for research in Epidemiology and Population Health (CESP), U1018, Nutrition, Hormones and Women’s Health team, Villejuif, France, University Paris Sud, UMRS 1018, Villejuif, France, Institute Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France

Verana Katzke

Affiliation The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heildelberg, Germany

Jasmine Neamat-Allah

Affiliation The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heildelberg, Germany

Heiner Boeing

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam-Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany

Ursula Bachlechner

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam-Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany

Antonia Trichopoulou

Affiliations Hellenic Health Foundation, Athens, Greece, Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece

Androniki Naska

Affiliations Hellenic Health Foundation, Athens, Greece, Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece

Philippos Orfanos

Affiliations Hellenic Health Foundation, Athens, Greece, Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece

Valeria Pala

Affiliation Epidemiology and Prevention Unit, IRCCS Foundation, National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy

Giovanna Masala

Affiliation Molecular and Nutritional Epidemiology Unit, Cancer Research and Prevention Institute-ISPO, Florence, Italy

Amalia Mattiello

Affiliation Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University, Naples, Italy

Guri Skeie

Affiliation Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø-The Arctic University of Norway, Norway

Elisabete Weiderpass

Affiliation Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø-The Arctic University of Norway, Norway

Antonio Agudo

Affiliation Unit of Nutrition, Environment, and Cancer, Catalan Institute of Oncology-ICO, IDIBELL, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

Jose Maria Huerta

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology, Murcia Regional Health Council, Murcia, Spain, CIBER Epidemiology and Public Health CIBERESP, Spain

Eva Ardanaz

Affiliations CIBER Epidemiology and Public Health CIBERESP, Spain, Navarre Public Health Institute, Pamplona, Spain

Maria Jose Sánchez

Affiliations CIBER Epidemiology and Public Health CIBERESP, Spain, Andalusian School of Public Health, Granada, Spain

Miren Dorronsoro

Affiliation Public health Direction and Biodonostia- CIBERESP, Basque Regional Health Department, San Sebastian, Spain

Jose Ramon Quirós

Affiliation Public Health Directorate, Asturias, Spain

Ingegerd Johansson

Affiliation Department of odontology, Umeå University, Sweden

Anna Winkvist

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Emily Sonested

Affiliation Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö, Nutrition Epidemiology, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden

Tim Key

Affiliation The Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Kay-Tee Khaw

Affiliation Clinical Gerontology Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Nicolas J. Wareham

Affiliation MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Petra H.M. Peeters

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Nadia Slimani

Affiliation Nutrition and Metabolism Section, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VC CB PF IR NS. Performed the experiments: VC CB PF. Analyzed the data: VC CB PF IR NS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VC CB PF IR BHBdM DR MJG PV CPH MUJ FCC VK HB AT VP GM AM GS EW AA JMH EA MJS MD JRQ IJ AW ES TK KTK NJW PHMP NS. Wrote the paper: VC CB PF IR HF IH AS BHBdM DR MJG PV CPH MUJ FCC GF MCBR VK JNA HB UB AT AN PO VP GM AM GS EW AA JMH EA MJS MD JRQ IJ AW ES TK KTK NJW PHMP NS.