About the Authors

Laura Pimpin

Affiliation Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, United States of America

Jason H. Y. Wu

Affiliation The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Hila Haskelberg

Affiliation The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Liana Del Gobbo

Affiliations Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, United States of America, Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, United States of America

Dariush Mozaffarian

Dariush.Mozaffarian@tufts.edu

Affiliation Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and Dr. Mozaffarian reports ad hoc honoraria or consulting from Boston Heart Diagnostics, Haas Avocado Board, Astra Zeneca, GOED, and Life Sciences Research Organization; chapter royalties from UpToDate; and scientific advisory board Elysium Health. Harvard University has been assigned patent US8889739 B2, listing Dr. Mozaffarian as one of three co-inventors, for “Use of transpalmitoleic acid in identifying and treating metabolic disease”. This does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LP JW LDG DM. Performed the experiments: LP JW HH. Analyzed the data: LP JW HH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LP JW HH LDG. Wrote the paper: LP JW HH LDG DM. Statistical analysis: LP. Obtained funding: DM. Study supervision: DM.