Retraction to: International Journal of Obesity, published online 31 May 2017

The Editors in Chief have retracted this article. An investigation carried out by the University of Wyoming found evidence of falsification in Figure 5 that significantly affects the results and conclusions reported in this study. S. Nair agrees to this retraction. J. Ren does not agree to this retraction. Y. Zhang and R. Guo have not responded to any correspondence from the editor/publisher about this retraction.