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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Vitamin B6 for cognition

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2003
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (94th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
11 news outlets
blogs
5 blogs
twitter
20 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
googleplus
1 Google+ user
q&a
2 Q&A threads

Citations

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132 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
312 Mendeley
citeulike
1 CiteULike
connotea
1 Connotea
Title
Vitamin B6 for cognition
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2003
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004393
Pubmed ID
Authors

Reem Malouf, John Grimley Evans

Abstract

Micronutrient status can affect cognitive function at all ages. Vitamin deficiencies could influence memory function and might contribute to age-associated cognitive impairment and dementia. Vitamin B6, comprising three chemically distinct compounds pyridoxal, pyridoxamine, and pyridoxine, is involved in the regulation of mental function and mood. Vitamin B6 is also an essential homocysteine re-methylation cofactor, and deficiency is associated with increase in blood homocysteine levels. Homocysteine is a risk factor for cerebrovascular disease and may also have directly toxic effects on neurons of the central nervous system. Neuropsychiatric disorders including seizures, migraine, chronic pain and depression have been linked to vitamin B6 deficiency. Epidemiological studies indicate that poor vitamin B6 status is common among older people. Hyperhomocysteinaemia has been suggested as a cause or mechanism in the development Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Supplementation with B vitamins including vitamin B6 has been shown to reduce blood homocysteine levels.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 308 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 59 19%
Student > Master 43 14%
Researcher 28 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 9%
Other 15 5%
Other 46 15%
Unknown 93 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 78 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 31 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 29 9%
Social Sciences 15 5%
Psychology 15 5%
Other 44 14%
Unknown 100 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 143. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 December 2022.
All research outputs
#240,350
of 22,821,814 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#394
of 12,317 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#170
of 51,990 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2
of 35 outputs
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