About the Authors

Manisha Chandalia

Contributed equally to this work with: Manisha Chandalia, Nicola Abate

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Manisha.chandalia@utsouthwestern.edu (MC); Nicola.abate@utsouthwestern.edu (NA)

Affiliations Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America, Center for Human Nutrition, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Ping Lin

Affiliation Center for Human Nutrition, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Thanalakshmi Seenivasan

Affiliation Center for Human Nutrition, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Edward H. Livingston

Affiliation Division of Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Peter G. Snell

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Scott M. Grundy

Affiliations Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America, Center for Human Nutrition, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Nicola Abate

Contributed equally to this work with: Manisha Chandalia, Nicola Abate

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Manisha.chandalia@utsouthwestern.edu (MC); Nicola.abate@utsouthwestern.edu (NA)

Affiliations Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America, Center for Human Nutrition, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NA MC. Performed the experiments: MC PS PL TS EL. Analyzed the data: NA MC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NA MC. Wrote the paper: SG MC.