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Chitosan for overweight or obesity

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2008
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (86th percentile)

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news
2 news outlets
policy
1 policy source
twitter
8 X users
facebook
3 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
video
1 YouTube creator

Citations

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427 Mendeley
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1 Connotea
Title
Chitosan for overweight or obesity
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2008
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003892.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Andrew B Jull, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Derrick A Bennett, Christel AE Dunshea‐Mooij, Anthony Rodgers

Abstract

Chitosan, a deacetylated chitin, is a dietary supplement reported to decrease body weight. It is widely available over the counter worldwide and although evaluated in a number of trials its efficacy remains in dispute.

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Mendeley readers

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 <1%
United States 2 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Singapore 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 417 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 77 18%
Student > Master 72 17%
Researcher 47 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 40 9%
Student > Postgraduate 19 4%
Other 74 17%
Unknown 98 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 158 37%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 40 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 37 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 14 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 3%
Other 54 13%
Unknown 112 26%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 31. 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 14 April 2024.
All research outputs
#1,300,531
of 25,711,998 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,729
of 13,134 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,934
of 96,714 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#9
of 65 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 25,711,998 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 94th percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 13,134 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 35.8. This one has done well, scoring higher than 79% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 65 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 86% of its contemporaries.