Author Contributions: Dr Freedman had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: Freedman, Silverman, Hollenbeck, Schatzkin, Abnet.
Acquisition of data: Hollenbeck, Schatzkin.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Freedman, Silverman, Abnet.
Drafting of the manuscript: Freedman, Silverman, Abnet.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Freedman, Silverman, Hollenbeck, Schatzkin, Abnet.
Statistical analysis: Freedman, Silverman, Abnet.
Obtained funding: Schatzkin.
Study supervision: Freedman, Hollenbeck, Schatzkin, Abnet.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: All authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.
Funding/Support: This research was supported by the Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. Cancer incidence data from Arizona were collected by the Arizona Cancer Registry; from Georgia by the Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics; from California by the California Department of Health Services, Cancer Surveillance Section; from Michigan by the Michigan Cancer Surveillance Program; from Florida by the Florida Cancer Data System under contract to the Florida Department of Health; from Louisiana by the Louisiana Tumor Registry; from New Jersey by the New Jersey State Cancer Registry; from North Carolina by the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry; from Pennsylvania by the Division of Health Statistics and Research, Pennsylvania Department of Health; and from Texas by the Texas Cancer Registry.
Role of the Sponsor: The sponsor reviewed and approved final submission but had no role in the design and conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or in the preparation of the manuscript.
Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the cancer registries or contractors. The Pennsylvania Department of Health specifically disclaims responsibility for any analyses, interpretations, or conclusions.
Additional Information: This article is dedicated to the memory of Arthur Schatzkin, MD, DrPH.
Additional Contributions: We thank the participants of the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study for their outstanding cooperation.
This article was corrected for errors on October 18, 2011.