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Hypocaloric diet supplemented with probiotic cheese improves body mass index and blood pressure indices of obese hypertensive patients - a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled pilot study

  • Khaider K Sharafedtinov1, 2,
  • Oksana A Plotnikova1,
  • Ravilay I Alexeeva1,
  • Tatjana B Sentsova1,
  • Epp Songisepp3,
  • Jelena Stsepetova4,
  • Imbi Smidt4 and
  • Marika Mikelsaar4Email author
Nutrition Journal201312:138

DOI: 10.1186/1475-2891-12-138

Received: 13 March 2013

Accepted: 3 October 2013

Published: 12 October 2013

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Original Submission
13 Mar 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
12 Jun 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Philippe Marteau
3 Sep 2013 Author responded Author comments - Marika Mikelsaar
Resubmission - Version 2
3 Sep 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
10 Sep 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Philippe Marteau
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
3 Oct 2013 Editorially accepted
12 Oct 2013 Article published 10.1186/1475-2891-12-138

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Authors’ Affiliations

Federal State Budgetary Institution “Institute of Nutrition” under the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences
State Budgetary institution of Continuing Professional Education “Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education”
Bio-Competence Centre of Healthy Dairy Products LLC
Department of Microbiology, University of Tartu