About the Authors

Jeffrey L. Jackson

Contributed equally to this work with: Jeffrey L. Jackson, Akira Kuriyama, Yachiyo Kuwatsuka, Sarah Nickoloff, Derek Storch, Wilkins Jackson, Zhi-Jiang Zhang, Yasuaki Hayashino

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Methodology, Project administration, Supervision, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

jjackson@mcw.edu

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI, United States of America

Akira Kuriyama

Contributed equally to this work with: Jeffrey L. Jackson, Akira Kuriyama, Yachiyo Kuwatsuka, Sarah Nickoloff, Derek Storch, Wilkins Jackson, Zhi-Jiang Zhang, Yasuaki Hayashino

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Validation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of General Medicine, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Okayama, Japan

Yachiyo Kuwatsuka

Contributed equally to this work with: Jeffrey L. Jackson, Akira Kuriyama, Yachiyo Kuwatsuka, Sarah Nickoloff, Derek Storch, Wilkins Jackson, Zhi-Jiang Zhang, Yasuaki Hayashino

Roles Data curation, Investigation, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Nagoya University Hospital, Nagoya, Japan

Sarah Nickoloff

Contributed equally to this work with: Jeffrey L. Jackson, Akira Kuriyama, Yachiyo Kuwatsuka, Sarah Nickoloff, Derek Storch, Wilkins Jackson, Zhi-Jiang Zhang, Yasuaki Hayashino

Roles Data curation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI, United States of America

Derek Storch

Contributed equally to this work with: Jeffrey L. Jackson, Akira Kuriyama, Yachiyo Kuwatsuka, Sarah Nickoloff, Derek Storch, Wilkins Jackson, Zhi-Jiang Zhang, Yasuaki Hayashino

Roles Data curation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI, United States of America

Wilkins Jackson

Contributed equally to this work with: Jeffrey L. Jackson, Akira Kuriyama, Yachiyo Kuwatsuka, Sarah Nickoloff, Derek Storch, Wilkins Jackson, Zhi-Jiang Zhang, Yasuaki Hayashino

Roles Data curation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, United States of America

Zhi-Jiang Zhang

Contributed equally to this work with: Jeffrey L. Jackson, Akira Kuriyama, Yachiyo Kuwatsuka, Sarah Nickoloff, Derek Storch, Wilkins Jackson, Zhi-Jiang Zhang, Yasuaki Hayashino

Roles Data curation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Health Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Yasuaki Hayashino

Contributed equally to this work with: Jeffrey L. Jackson, Akira Kuriyama, Yachiyo Kuwatsuka, Sarah Nickoloff, Derek Storch, Wilkins Jackson, Zhi-Jiang Zhang, Yasuaki Hayashino

Roles Data curation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Endocrinology, Tenri Hospital, Nara, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.