Author Contributions: Dr Mozaffarian 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; acquisition of data; drafting of the manuscript; critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Mozaffarian, Rimm.
Analysis and interpretation of data; statistical analysis; obtained funding: Mozaffarian.
Administrative, technical, or material support; study supervision: Rimm.
Financial Disclosures: Dr Rimm reports that he has received research funding from Merck, Pfizer, and GlaxoSmithKline, and that he has received payment or honoraria for presentations about food and diets from the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Food and Drug Administration, the Institute of Medicine, the Culinary Institute of America, the International Chefs Association, and academic conferences funded by Bunge and Unilever. Dr Mozaffarian reported no financial disclosures.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health grant K08-HL-075628.
Role of the Sponsor: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute had no role in the design and conduct of the study; the collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Acknowledgment: We thank Ingeborg Brouwer, PhD, Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, Wageningen, the Netherlands, for providing mortality results from the Study on Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Ventricular Arrythmia trial; Calle Bengtsson, MD, PhD, Cecilia Björkelund, MD, PhD, Lauren Lissner, PhD, and Valter Sundh, BSc, The Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Gothenburg, Sweden, for providing results from their analysis of mercury and coronary heart disease in Sweden; and Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Meir Stampfer, MD, DrPH, and Russ Hauser, MD, ScD, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, for insightful comments. None of those acknowledged received compensation for their contributions.
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