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Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition & Metabolism, January 2004
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#33 of 814)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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11 news outlets
4 blogs
5 tweeters
4 Facebook pages
1 video uploader


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128 Mendeley
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Published in
Nutrition & Metabolism, January 2004
DOI 10.1186/1743-7075-1-8
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Janine A Higgins, Dana R Higbee, William T Donahoo, Ian L Brown, Melanie L Bell, Daniel H Bessesen


BACKGROUND: Although the effects of resistant starch (RS) on postprandial glycemia and insulinemia have been extensively studied, little is known about the impact of RS on fat metabolism. This study examines the relationship between the RS content of a meal and postprandial/post-absorbative fat oxidation. RESULTS: 12 subjects consumed meals containing 0%, 2.7%, 5.4%, and 10.7% RS (as a percentage of total carbohydrate). Blood samples were taken and analyzed for glucose, insulin, triacylglycerol (TAG) and free fatty acid (FFA) concentrations. Respiratory quotient was measured hourly. The 0%, 5.4%, and 10.7% meals contained 50 muCi [1-14C]-triolein with breath samples collected hourly following the meal, and gluteal fat biopsies obtained at 0 and 24 h. RS, regardless of dose, had no effect on fasting or postprandial insulin, glucose, FFA or TAG concentration, nor on meal fat storage. However, data from indirect calorimetry and oxidation of [1-14C]-triolein to 14CO2 showed that addition of 5.4% RS to the diet significantly increased fat oxidation. In fact, postprandial oxidation of [1-14C]-triolein was 23% greater with the 5.4% RS meal than the 0% meal (p = 0.0062). CONCLUSIONS: These data indicate that replacement of 5.4% of total dietary carbohydrate with RS significantly increased post-prandial lipid oxidation and therefore could decrease fat accumulation in the long-term.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 2 2%
Israel 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Philippines 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 118 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 14%
Researcher 17 13%
Student > Bachelor 15 12%
Other 10 8%
Other 28 22%
Unknown 20 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 47 37%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 10%
Chemistry 13 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 5%
Engineering 5 4%
Other 20 16%
Unknown 23 18%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 120. 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 29 January 2021.
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