Author Contributions: Dr Church 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: Church, Earnest, Skinner, Blair.
Acquisition of data: Church, Earnest.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Church, Blair.
Drafting of the manuscript: Church, Earnest, Blair.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Church, Earnest, Skinner, Blair.
Statistical analysis: Church.
Obtained funding: Skinner, Blair.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Earnest, Blair.
Study supervision: Church, Blair.
Financial Disclosures: Dr Church reports having received honoraria for lectures from scientific, educational, and community groups; serving as a consultant for Trestle Tree Inc; and having a book in publication from which he will receive royalties. Dr Blair reports receiving book royalties from Human Kinetics; honoraria for service on the Medical Advisory Boards for Matria Health Care, Magellan Health Services, and Jenny Craig; and honoraria for lectures from scientific, educational, and community groups. Dr Blair also reports that he is paid as an Executive Lecturer by the University of North Texas. He gives these fees to the University of South Carolina Educational Foundation or to other nonprofit groups, and he reports that during the past 5-year period he has received a research grant from Jenny Craig. Dr Earnest reports having received honoraria for lectures from scientific, educational, and community groups. Dr Skinner reports having received honoraria for lectures from scientific, educational, and community groups.
Funding/Support: This work was supported by grant HL66262 from the National Institutes of Health. We also thank Life Fitness for providing exercise equipment.
Role of Sponsor: The funding sponsor had no role in the design, protocol development, or in the conduct of the trial, data collection, data analysis, or manuscript preparation.
Acknowledgment: This work was performed at The Cooper Institute, and the staff is especially commended for their efforts. We thank The Cooper Institute Scientific Advisory Board and the DREW participants.