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Chitosan for overweight or obesity

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2008
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (65th percentile)

Mentioned by

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1 policy source
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7 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages
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1 Wikipedia page
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1 video uploader

Citations

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Readers on

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298 Mendeley
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Title
Chitosan for overweight or obesity
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2008
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003892.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Andrew B Jull, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Derrick A Bennett, Christel AE Dunshea-Mooij, Anthony Rodgers

Abstract

Chitosan, a deacetylated chitin, is a dietary supplement reported to decrease body weight. It is widely available over the counter worldwide and although evaluated in a number of trials its efficacy remains in dispute.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 298 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
India 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Singapore 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 288 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 66 22%
Student > Master 52 17%
Researcher 42 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 31 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 17 6%
Other 55 18%
Unknown 35 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 142 48%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 33 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 24 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 12 4%
Social Sciences 11 4%
Other 34 11%
Unknown 42 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. 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 30 January 2020.
All research outputs
#1,319,977
of 14,312,565 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,759
of 10,948 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#16,664
of 212,075 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#183
of 532 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,312,565 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 90th percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 10,948 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 21.8. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 65% of its peers.
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