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Evidence from randomised controlled trials did not support the introduction of dietary fat guidelines in 1977 and 1983: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Open Heart, February 2015
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Title
Evidence from randomised controlled trials did not support the introduction of dietary fat guidelines in 1977 and 1983: a systematic review and meta-analysis
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Open Heart, February 2015
DOI 10.1136/openhrt-2014-000196
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Authors

Zoë Harcombe, Julien S Baker, Stephen Mark Cooper, Bruce Davies, Nicholas Sculthorpe, James J DiNicolantonio, Fergal Grace

Abstract

National dietary guidelines were introduced in 1977 and 1983, by the US and UK governments, respectively, with the ambition of reducing coronary heart disease (CHD) by reducing fat intake. To date, no analysis of the evidence base for these recommendations has been undertaken. The present study examines the evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) available to the US and UK regulatory committees at their respective points of implementation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 2%
United States 3 1%
Spain 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Thailand 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 203 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 54 25%
Other 35 16%
Researcher 26 12%
Student > Bachelor 26 12%
Student > Postgraduate 17 8%
Other 62 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 99 45%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 30 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 25 11%
Unspecified 15 7%
Social Sciences 14 6%
Other 37 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1744. 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 07 November 2018.
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#801
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#1
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