Author Contributions:Study concept and design: Gray and Batty. Acquisition of data: Lee, Sesso, and Batty. Analysis and interpretation of data: Gray, Lee, Sesso, and Batty. Drafting of the manuscript: Gray and Batty. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Gray, Lee, Sesso, and Batty. Statistical analysis: Gray, Sesso, and Batty. Obtained funding: Lee and Batty. Administrative, technical, and material support: Lee and Sesso. Study supervision: Batty.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: The Harvard Alumni Health Study is supported by grants DK081141 and CA130068 from the US National Institutes of Health. Dr Batty is a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow, funds from which also supported Dr Gray (2007-2010). The Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit receives funding from the UK Medical Research Council and the Chief Scientist Office at the Scottish Government Health Directorates.
Previous Presentation: The study was presented at the UK Society for Social Medicine 54th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2010; September 7, 2010; Belfast, Ireland.
Additional Information: This is report No. XCIII in a series on chronic disease in former college students.