Submitted for Publication: April 6, 2014; final revision received June 14, 2014; accepted July 12, 2014.
Published Online: September 11, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.1936.
Study concept and design: Tsaoussoglou, Hatzinikolaou, Baltatzis, Lianou, Maragozidis, Balatsos, Kaditis.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Tsaoussoglou, Hatzinikolaou, Baltatzis, Lianou, Maragozidis, Balatsos, Kaditis
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Chrousos, Kaditis.
Statistical analysis: Tsaoussoglou, Hatzinikolaou, Baltatzis, Lianou, Maragozidis, Balatsos, Kaditis.
Obtained funding: Chrousos.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Balatsos, Kaditis.
Study supervision: Kaditis.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This research was supported by intramural funding from the University of Athens Research Committee.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The University of Athens Research Committee 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.
Additional Information: Drs Tsaoussoglou and Hatzinikolaou have contributed equally to the preparation of this report.