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Does chocolate reduce blood pressure? A meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, June 2010
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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 (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
5 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
30 tweeters
facebook
7 Facebook pages
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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131 Dimensions

Readers on

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176 Mendeley
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4 CiteULike
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1 Connotea
Title
Does chocolate reduce blood pressure? A meta-analysis
Published in
BMC Medicine, June 2010
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-8-39
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Authors

Karin Ried, Thomas Sullivan, Peter Fakler, Oliver R Frank, Nigel P Stocks

Abstract

Dark chocolate and flavanol-rich cocoa products have attracted interest as an alternative treatment option for hypertension, a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Previous meta-analyses concluded that cocoa-rich foods may reduce blood pressure. Recently, several additional trials have been conducted with conflicting results. Our study summarises current evidence on the effect of flavanol-rich cocoa products on blood pressure in hypertensive and normotensive individuals.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
Australia 2 1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Other 5 3%
Unknown 160 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 40 23%
Researcher 30 17%
Student > Master 22 13%
Other 18 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 9%
Other 50 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 78 44%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 36 20%
Unspecified 14 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 4%
Other 30 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 77. 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 July 2019.
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#212,722
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Outputs from BMC Medicine
#192
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