Published Online: August 11, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2014.2011.
Study concept and design: Mak, Pullinger, Tang, Deo, Schaefer, Asztalos, Miller, Kane, Kwok, Malloy.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Mak, Pullinger, Wong, Schwarz, Gugliucci, Movsesyan, Ishida, Chu, Poon, Kim, Stock, Schaefer, Asztalos, Castellano, Wyss-Coray, Duncan, Kane, Malloy.
Drafting of the manuscript: Mak, Pullinger, Deo, Movsesyan, Poon, Stock, Asztalos, Duncan, Kane, Malloy.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Pullinger, Tang, Wong, Schwarz, Gugliucci, Ishida, Chu, Kim, Stock, Schaefer, Castellano, Wyss-Coray, Duncan, Miller, Kane, Kwok, Malloy.
Statistical analysis: Mak.
Obtained funding: Kwok, Malloy.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Pullinger, Tang, Wong, Schwarz, Gugliucci, Movsesyan, Chu, Poon, Stock, Schaefer, Castellano, Kane, Malloy.
Study supervision: Mak, Pullinger, Deo, Ishida, Stock, Wyss-Coray, Miller, Kane, Kwok, Malloy.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This work was supported in part by UCSF Dermatology Training Grant T32 AR007175 (Dr Mak), Memory and Aging Center grant P01AG019724, and the UCSF Academic Senate Award (Dr Pullinger) from the University of California, San Francisco, the Hellman Family Award (Dr Pullinger), the Campini Foundation, the Joseph Drown Foundation (Dr Malloy), and gifts from Peter Read, Donald Yellon, and the Mildred V. Strouss Charitable Trust.
Role of the Sponsor: The funders 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 Contributions: Russell Caccavello, MS, Touro University California, Vallejo, provided expert technical assistance, Bart P. Duell, MD, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, provided the phytosterol measurements, and Robin Ketelle, RN, MS, Memory and Aging Center, University of California, San Francisco, provided able assistance in coordinating this study. Richard J. Havel, MD, University of California, San Francisco, provided apoB-100, apoE, and apoC-IV antibodies. Normalization for plate-to-plate variation used reference samples provided by Kaj Blennow, MD, PhD, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden. No compensation was received for these contributions.