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Dietary ascorbic acid and subsequent change in body weight and waist circumference: associations may depend on genetic predisposition to obesity - a prospective study of three independent cohorts

  • Sofus C Larsen1Email author,
  • Lars Ängquist1,
  • Tarunveer Singh Ahluwalia2, 3,
  • Tea Skaaby4,
  • Nina Roswall5,
  • Anne Tjønneland5,
  • Jytte Halkjær5,
  • Kim Overvad6, 7,
  • Oluf Pedersen2,
  • Torben Hansen2,
  • Allan Linneberg4,
  • Lise Lotte N Husemoen4,
  • Ulla Toft4,
  • Berit L Heitmann1, 4, 8, 9 and
  • Thorkild IA Sørensen1, 2
Nutrition Journal201413:43

DOI: 10.1186/1475-2891-13-43

Received: 20 January 2014

Accepted: 29 April 2014

Published: 3 May 2014

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20 Jan 2014 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
3 Feb 2014 Author responded Author comments - Sofus Christian Larsen
Resubmission - Version 3
3 Feb 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 3
9 Mar 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Carol Johnston
11 Mar 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Shengxu Li
7 Apr 2014 Author responded Author comments - Sofus Christian Larsen
Resubmission - Version 4
7 Apr 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 4
15 Apr 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Carol Johnston
22 Apr 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Shengxu Li
Resubmission - Version 5
Submitted Manuscript version 5
29 Apr 2014 Editorially accepted
3 May 2014 Article published 10.1186/1475-2891-13-43

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute of Preventive Medicine, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospitals
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Section on Metabolic Genetics, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood, Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen & Danish Pediatric Asthma Center, Copenhagen University Hospital
Research Centre for Prevention and Health, Glostrup University Hospital
Danish Cancer Society Research Center
Section of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University
Department of Cardiology, Aalborg University Hospital
The National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark
The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, The University of Sydney