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Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity

Overview of attention for article published in New England Journal of Medicine, January 2013
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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 (99th percentile)

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Title
Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity
Published in
New England Journal of Medicine, January 2013
DOI 10.1056/nejmsa1208051
Pubmed ID
Authors

Krista Casazza, Kevin R. Fontaine, Arne Astrup, Leann L. Birch, Andrew W. Brown, Michelle M. Bohan Brown, Nefertiti Durant, Gareth Dutton, E. Michael Foster, Steven B. Heymsfield, Kerry McIver, Tapan Mehta, Nir Menachemi, P.K. Newby, Russell Pate, Barbara J. Rolls, Bisakha Sen, Daniel L. Smith, Diana M. Thomas, David B. Allison

Abstract

Many beliefs about obesity persist in the absence of supporting scientific evidence (presumptions); some persist despite contradicting evidence (myths). The promulgation of unsupported beliefs may yield poorly informed policy decisions, inaccurate clinical and public health recommendations, and an unproductive allocation of research resources and may divert attention away from useful, evidence-based information.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 30 2%
Brazil 10 <1%
United Kingdom 10 <1%
Spain 7 <1%
Netherlands 5 <1%
Italy 5 <1%
Canada 4 <1%
Germany 3 <1%
Japan 3 <1%
Other 22 2%
Unknown 1176 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 205 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 156 12%
Student > Master 141 11%
Other 138 11%
Student > Bachelor 119 9%
Other 387 30%
Unknown 129 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 464 36%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 157 12%
Psychology 101 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 94 7%
Sports and Recreations 72 6%
Other 206 16%
Unknown 181 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2100. 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 September 2022.
All research outputs
#3,376
of 22,143,852 outputs
Outputs from New England Journal of Medicine
#216
of 30,396 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#8
of 282,507 outputs
Outputs of similar age from New England Journal of Medicine
#1
of 311 outputs
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