Author Contributions: Dr Goel 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: Goel, McCarthy, Phillips,
Analysis and interpretation of data: Goel,
McCarthy, Phillips, Wee.
Drafting of the manuscript: Goel, McCarthy,
Critical revision of the manuscript for important
intellectual content: Goel, McCarthy, Phillips, Wee.
Statistical analysis: Goel, McCarthy, Phillips,
Administrative, technical, or material support:
Study supervision: Goel, McCarthy, Phillips,
Funding/Support: Dr Goel was supported by an
institutional National Research Service Award (5T32PE11001) and by the Ryoichi
Sasakawa Fund when this research was conducted. Dr Wee is supported by a career
development award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and
Kidney Diseases (K23DK02962). Dr McCarthy is the recipient of a First Independent
Research and Transition Award from the National Cancer Institute (R29 CA79052).
Dr Phillips is supported by a Mid-Career Investigator Award from the National
Institutes of Health (K24 AT00589-01A1).
Role of the Sponsors: None of the organizations
funding the investigators had any role in the design and conduct of the study;
collection, management,analysis, and interpretation of the data;
and preparation, review,or approval of the manuscript.