Accepted for Publication: June 27, 2014.
Published Online: October 6, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.5336.
Study concept and design: Both authors.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Both authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Cook.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Ridker.
Statistical analysis: Cook.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Ridker.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Ridker is listed as a coinventor on patents held by the Brigham and Women’s Hospital that relate to the use of inflammatory biomarkers in cardiovascular disease and DM that have been licensed to AstraZeneca and Seimens, and has received research grant support from AstraZeneca and Pfizer, manufacturers of statin therapy.
Funding/Support: The WHS was supported by grants from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (HL043851) and the National Cancer Institute (CA047988), Bethesda, Maryland.
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.