Clinical trials referenced in this document:
Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (1 U54 GM104940)
Louisiana Nutrition Obesity Research Center (P30 DK072476)
Received: 28 December 2017
Accepted: 11 June 2018
First Online: 22 June 2018
Compliance with ethical standards
: The authors have stated explicitly that there are no conflicts of interest in connection with this article.
: All study procedures and literature were approved by the Institutional Review Board at Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC). All subjects provided informed consent prior to enrollment in the study (NCT02690168). All study procedures and measurements, except plasma acetate assays (conducted at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA), were performed at PBRC, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
: Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants in the study.