Accepted for Publication: January 24, 2014.
Published Online: April 14, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.674.
Study concept and design: Kern, VanWagner, Rinella.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Kern, VanWagner, Yang.
Drafting of the manuscript: Kern, VanWagner.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Obtained funding: VanWagner.
Administrative, technical, or material support: VanWagner, Yang, Rinella.
Study supervision: VanWagner, Rinella.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grant 1 F32 HL116151-01 from the National Institutes of Health and by a postdoctoral research fellowship award from the American Liver Foundation (Dr VanWagner).
Role of the Sponsor: The funding sources had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Previous Presentation: This paper was presented in poster format at the 78th Annual Meeting of the College of Gastroenterology; October 14, 2013; San Diego, California.