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In the print version of the article listed above, there was an omission of authors and their institutional affiliations. The POUNDS LOST study, on which this project was based, was jointly conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Drs. Steven R. Smith and George A. Bray were inadvertently omitted from this publication. The collection of initial data was done equally by both institutions, but the analyses of computed tomography scans and the analysis of the DEXA scans were done entirely at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Because these analyses were used in the article, the two individuals listed above should, by usual criteria, have been authors as they were involved in the collection of the data, analysis of the data (original analyses), and funding of the initial project. They did not see the paper before it was submitted and thus could not have contributed to its writing.

The byline and the affiliation section should read as follows:

Xiaomin Zhang,1,2 Qibin Qi,1 Cuilin Zhang,3 Steven R. Smith,4 Frank B. Hu,1,5 Frank M. Sacks,1,5 George A. Bray,6 and Lu Qi1,5

From the 1Deparment of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts; the 2Department of Occupational and Environmental Health and the Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Environment and Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China; the 3Epidemiology Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland; the 4Florida Hospital Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes, Orlando, Florida; the 5Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; and the 6Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The online version reflects these changes.

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