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Vitamin B6 for cognition

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2003
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
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Mentioned by

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

Citations

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46 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
269 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 265 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 52 19%
Student > Master 42 16%
Researcher 26 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 10%
Student > Postgraduate 13 5%
Other 39 14%
Unknown 71 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 75 28%
Nursing and Health Professions 27 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 26 10%
Social Sciences 15 6%
Psychology 15 6%
Other 35 13%
Unknown 76 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 82. 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 20 October 2021.
All research outputs
#352,291
of 19,460,399 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#688
of 11,935 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,579
of 169,478 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4
of 104 outputs
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