This study acknowledges the contribution of the rest of the GUSTO study group, which includes the following: Pratibha Agarwal, Arijit Biswas, Choon Looi Bong, Birit F. P. Broekman, Shirong Cai, Jerry Kok Yen Chan, Yiong Huak Chan, Cornelia Yin Ing Chee, Helen Y. H. Chen, Yin Bun Cheung, Audrey Chia, Amutha Chinnadurai, Chai Kiat Chng, Shang Chee Chong, Mei Chien Chua, Chun Ming Ding, Eric Andrew Finkelstein, Doris Fok, Marielle V. Fortier, Anne Eng Neo Goh, Yam Thiam Daniel Goh, Joshua J. Gooley, Wee Meng Han, Mark Hanson, Christiani Jeyakumar Henry, Joanna D. Holbrook, Chin-Ying Hsu, Hazel Inskip, Jeevesh Kapur, Kenneth Kwek, Ivy Yee-Man Lau, Bee Wah Lee, Yung Seng Lee, Ngee Lek, Sok Bee Lim, Yen-Ling Low, Iliana Magiati, Lourdes Mary Daniel, Michael Meaney, Cheryl Ngo, Krishnamoorthy Naiduvaje, Wei Wei Pang, Anqi Qiu, Boon Long Quah, Victor Samuel Rajadurai, Mary Rauff, Salome A. Rebello, Jenny L. Richmond, Anne Rifkin-Graboi, Seang-Mei Saw, Lynette Pei-Chi Shek, Allan Sheppard, Borys Shuter, Leher Singh, Shu-E. Soh, Walter Stunkel, Lin Lin Su, Kok Hian Tan, Oon Hoe Teoh, Hugo P. S. van Bever, Inez Bik Yun Wong, P. C. Wong, George Seow Heong Yeo.
This research is supported by the Singapore National Research Foundation under its Translational and Clinical Research (TCR) Flagship Programme and administered by the Singapore Ministry of Health’s National Medical Research Council (NMRC), Singapore NMRC/TCR/004-NUS/2008; NMRC/TCR/012-NUHS/2014. Additional funding of the present study was provided by the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, A*STAR and Nestec. Study sponsors were not involved in the design of the study, statistical analysis and results interpretation.
The contributions are as follows: S.-M. S., K. M. G., P. D. G., Y. S. C., F. Y. and Y. S. L. designed and led the GUSTO study. Y. L. O. and P. L. Q. both contributed equally to the statistical analysis and writing of the manuscript. I. M. A., R. M. v. D. and D. H. provided intellectual contribution to the write-up of the manuscript. P. L. Q. and M. F. F. C. were responsible for finalising the manuscript. M. T. T. carried out the data collection for the study. All authors were involved in all parts of the study and approved the final version of the manuscript.
P. D. G., K. M. G. and Y. S. C. have received reimbursement for speaking at conferences sponsored by companies selling nutritional products. These authors are part of an academic consortium that has received research funding from Abbot Nutrition, Nestec and Danone. None of the other authors report any potential conflicts of interest.
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