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Research Article

Lactobacillus reuteri Prevents Diet-Induced Obesity, but not Atherosclerosis, in a Strain Dependent Fashion in Apoe−/− Mice

  • Frida Fåk,

    Affiliations: Sahlgrenska Center for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research/Wallenberg Laboratory, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

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  • Fredrik Bäckhed mail

    fredrik.backhed@wlab.gu.se

    Affiliations: Sahlgrenska Center for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research/Wallenberg Laboratory, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

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  • Published: October 09, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046837

About the Authors

Frida Fåk, Fredrik Bäckhed
Sahlgrenska Center for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research/Wallenberg Laboratory, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Frida Fåk, Fredrik Bäckhed
Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Corresponding Author

Email: fredrik.backhed@wlab.gu.se

Competing Interests

The authors declare that they received funding from a commercial source (Biogaia AB). This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. FB is a scientific founder of MetaboGen and owns equity in the company. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FF FB. Performed the experiments: FF. Analyzed the data: FF FB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FF. Wrote the paper: FF FB.