Accepted for Publication: February 23, 2013.
Published Online: June 3, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6473
Study concept and design: Orlich, Jaceldo-Siegl, and Fraser.
Acquisition of data: Jaceldo-Siegl, Knutsen, Beeson, and Fraser.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Orlich, Singh, Sabaté, Fan, and Knutsen.
Drafting of the manuscript: Orlich, Singh, and Jaceldo-Siegl.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Singh, Sabaté, Fan, Knutsen, Beeson, and Fraser.
Statistical analysis: Orlich, Singh, Fan, Beeson, and Fraser.
Obtained funding: Fraser.
Administrative, technical, and material support: Knutsen and Beeson.
Study supervision: Jaceldo-Siegl and Fraser.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Orlich reports receiving a small honorarium from the Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists to partially defray travel expenses for a speaking engagement at which he gave an overview and update of Adventist Health Studies research and a small honorarium from the Southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists for a speaking engagement at which he lectured on lifestyle approaches for chronic disease prevention.
Funding/Support: Project support was obtained from National Cancer Institute (NCI) grant 1U01CA152939 (Dr Fraser). Dr Orlich’s research fellowship was supported by grant 2010-38938-20924 from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the NCI or NIFA. The ideas and opinions expressed herein are those of the authors, and endorsement by the NCI, NIFA, or their contractors or subcontractors is not intended nor should it be inferred.
Previous Presentation: These findings were presented in a brief oral presentation at the Society for Epidemiologic Research annual meeting; June 28, 2012; Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Additional Contributions: Hanni Bennett, Research Associate, Adventist Health Studies, School of Public Health, Loma Linda University, provided invaluable administrative support for AHS-2.