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The toxic truth about sugar

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, February 2012
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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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555 Mendeley
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6 CiteULike
Title
The toxic truth about sugar
Published in
Nature, February 2012
DOI 10.1038/482027a
Pubmed ID
Authors

Robert H. Lustig, Laura A. Schmidt, Claire D. Brindis

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 9 2%
United Kingdom 7 1%
Germany 6 1%
Spain 3 <1%
France 2 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Ecuador 1 <1%
Other 10 2%
Unknown 512 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 113 20%
Student > Bachelor 96 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 78 14%
Researcher 74 13%
Other 37 7%
Other 115 21%
Unknown 42 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 139 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 99 18%
Social Sciences 33 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 31 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 30 5%
Other 161 29%
Unknown 62 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1521. 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 February 2020.
All research outputs
#1,804
of 14,396,276 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#301
of 72,200 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7
of 212,234 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature
#2
of 1,097 outputs
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