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The effect of Fucus vesiculosus, an edible brown seaweed, upon menstrual cycle length and hormonal status in three pre-menopausal women: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, August 2004
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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 (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

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3 news outlets
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4 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
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3 Google+ users

Citations

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Title
The effect of Fucus vesiculosus, an edible brown seaweed, upon menstrual cycle length and hormonal status in three pre-menopausal women: a case report
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, August 2004
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-4-10
Pubmed ID
Authors

Christine F Skibola

Abstract

Rates of estrogen-dependent cancers are among the highest in Western countries and lower in the East. These variations may be attributable to differences in dietary exposures such as higher seaweed consumption among Asian populations. The edible brown kelp, Fucus vesiculosus (bladderwrack), as well as other brown kelp species, lower plasma cholesterol levels. Since cholesterol is a precursor to sex hormone biosynthesis, kelp consumption may alter circulating sex hormone levels and menstrual cycling patterns. In particular, dietary kelp may be beneficial to women with or at high risk for estrogen-dependent diseases. To test this, bladderwrack was administered to three pre-menopausal women with abnormal menstrual cycling patterns and/or menstrual-related disease histories.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 2%
Unknown 58 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 19 32%
Researcher 11 19%
Student > Master 8 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 10%
Unspecified 4 7%
Other 11 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 31%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 31%
Unspecified 9 15%
Environmental Science 3 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Other 9 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 33. 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 26 June 2019.
All research outputs
#517,419
of 13,549,568 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#93
of 2,763 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,576
of 147,008 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#14
of 224 outputs
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