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If Sugar is Addictive… What Does it Mean for the Law?

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, January 2021
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#16 of 906)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

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3 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
17 tweeters

Citations

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14 Dimensions

Readers on

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69 Mendeley
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Title
If Sugar is Addictive… What Does it Mean for the Law?
Published in
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, January 2021
DOI 10.1111/jlme.12038
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ashley Gearhardt, Michael Roberts, Marice Ashe

Abstract

Newly emerging links between sugar and addiction raise challenging issues for public health policy. What was once a naturally occurring food ingredient is now a highly concentrated food additive. If foods containing artificially high levels of sugar are capable of triggering addictive behaviors, how should policymakers respond? What regulatory steps would be suitable and practical? This paper explores the concept and definition of addiction and presents evidence of the addictive potential of sugar. It also explores the legal implications if sufficient evidence demonstrates that sugar is indeed addictive.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
Slovenia 1 1%
Unknown 67 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 16 23%
Student > Master 15 22%
Researcher 11 16%
Other 8 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 9%
Other 8 12%
Unknown 5 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 12%
Social Sciences 8 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 10%
Psychology 7 10%
Other 20 29%
Unknown 6 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 44. 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 24 December 2017.
All research outputs
#481,900
of 15,335,709 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
#16
of 906 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,767
of 155,722 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
#2
of 42 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 15,335,709 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 96th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 906 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 7.3. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its peers.
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