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Long-term dietary quality and risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in women
  1. Yang Hu1,
  2. Jeffrey A Sparks2,
  3. Susan Malspeis2,
  4. Karen H Costenbader2,
  5. Frank B Hu3,4,
  6. Elizabeth W Karlson2,
  7. Bing Lu2
  1. 1 Department of Nutrition, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  2. 2 Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  3. 3 Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  4. 4 Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bing Lu, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, PBB-B3, Boston, MA 02115, USA. blu1{at}rics.bwh.harvard.edu.

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  • Handling editor Tore K Kvien

  • Contributors YH and BL designed the study, analyse the data and wrote the first draft. SM contributed to the data analysis. BL, EWK, KHC, JAS and FBH were involved in data collection. All authors were involved in drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, and all authors approved the final version to be published. YH and BL had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

  • Funding This study was supported by the National Institutes of Health under Award Number AR061362, AR049880, AR052403, AR047782, AR059073, AR066953, AR069688, AR066109 and CA186107, CA176726, CA49449, CA67262. Dr Sparks was also supported by the Rheumatology Research Foundation Scientific Development Award. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Partners Health Care, Inc.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Tore K Kvien

  • Contributors YH and BL designed the study, analyse the data and wrote the first draft. SM contributed to the data analysis. BL, EWK, KHC, JAS and FBH were involved in data collection. All authors were involved in drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, and all authors approved the final version to be published. YH and BL had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

  • Funding This study was supported by the National Institutes of Health under Award Number AR061362, AR049880, AR052403, AR047782, AR059073, AR066953, AR069688, AR066109 and CA186107, CA176726, CA49449, CA67262. Dr Sparks was also supported by the Rheumatology Research Foundation Scientific Development Award. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Partners Health Care, Inc.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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