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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 (92nd percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (66th percentile)

Mentioned by

policy
1 policy source
twitter
8 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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75 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
359 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.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
India 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Singapore 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 349 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 73 20%
Student > Master 65 18%
Researcher 45 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 10%
Student > Postgraduate 18 5%
Other 66 18%
Unknown 55 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 151 42%
Nursing and Health Professions 35 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 35 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 14 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 4%
Other 47 13%
Unknown 64 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. 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 12 June 2020.
All research outputs
#1,680,258
of 17,944,974 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4,083
of 11,788 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#17,346
of 225,835 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#171
of 506 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,944,974 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 90th percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 11,788 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 25.4. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 65% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 506 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 66% of its contemporaries.