About the Authors

Michele La Merrill

mlamerrill@ucdavis.edu

Affiliations Department of Environmental Toxicology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Department of Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America, Metabolism Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Emma Karey

Affiliation Department of Environmental Toxicology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Erin Moshier

Affiliation Department of Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Claudia Lindtner

Affiliations Metabolism Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Michael R. La Frano

Affiliations West Coast Metabolomic Center, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Department of Nutrition, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

John W. Newman

Affiliations West Coast Metabolomic Center, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Department of Nutrition, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Obesity and Metabolism Research Unit, USDA-ARS-Western Human Nutrition Research Center, Davis, California, United States of America

Christoph Buettner

Affiliations Metabolism Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MLM. Performed the experiments: MLM EK CL MLF. Analyzed the data: MLM EK EM CL MLF JN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MLM JN CB. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: MLM EK EM CL MLF JN CB.