Author Contributions: Dr Hokken-Koelega 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: Leunissen, Stijnen, Hokken-Koelega.
Acquisition of data: Leunissen, Kerkhof, Stijnen.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Leunissen, Kerkhof, Stijnen, Hokken-Koelega.
Drafting of the manuscript: Leunissen, Stijnen.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Leunissen, Kerkhof, Stijnen, Hokken-Koelega.
Statistical analysis: Leunissen, Kerkhof, Stijnen, Hokken-Koelega.
Obtained funding: Stijnen, Hokken-Koelega.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Stijnen, Hokken-Koelega.
Study supervision: Stijnen, Hokken-Koelega.
Financial Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: The Programming Factors for Growth and Metabolism (PROGRAM) study was financially supported by Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research grant 015 000 088, by grants from Revolving Fund 2001 and Vereniging Trustfonds awarded to Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and by a grant from the Jan Dekkerstichting/Dr Ludgardine Bouwmanstiching and the Stichting De Drie Lichten, the Netherlands.
Role of the Sponsors: The sponsors had no role in the design and conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and in the preparation, review, and approval of the manuscript.
Additional Contributions: We thank J. Dunk, I. Andriga, and I. van Slobbe (Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Erasmus Medical Center/Sophia Children's Hospital, Rotterdam, the Netherlands), for their technical assistance and support with data collection and J. Sluimer (Department of Nuclear Medicine, Erasmus Medical Center/Sophia Children's Hospital) for checking the dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry results. We also thank Y. B. de Rijke, PhD, and A. W. van Toorenenbergen, PhD (Department of Clinical Chemistry, Erasmus Medical Center/Sophia Children's Hospital), for analyzing the lipid levels. None of the persons mentioned here received any compensation.