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Treating asthma with omega-3 fatty acids: where is the evidence? A systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, July 2006
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Title
Treating asthma with omega-3 fatty acids: where is the evidence? A systematic review
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, July 2006
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-6-26
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Authors

J Reisman, HM Schachter, RE Dales, K Tran, K Kourad, D Barnes, M Sampson, A Morrison, I Gaboury, J Blackman

Abstract

Considerable interest exists in the potential therapeutic value of dietary supplementation with the omega-3 fatty acids. Given the interplay between pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids, and the less pro-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, it has been thought that the latter could play a key role in treating or preventing asthma. The purpose was to systematically review the scientific-medical literature in order to identify, appraise, and synthesize the evidence for possible treatment effects of omega-3 fatty acids in asthma.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 2%
Unknown 61 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 13 21%
Researcher 10 16%
Student > Postgraduate 8 13%
Other 8 13%
Student > Master 8 13%
Other 13 21%
Unknown 2 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 34 55%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 6%
Sports and Recreations 3 5%
Chemistry 2 3%
Other 8 13%
Unknown 5 8%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. 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 14 June 2012.
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#2,018,087
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Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#777
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#33,771
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#47
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