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Effects of pistachios on body weight in Chinese subjects with metabolic syndrome

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, April 2012
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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 (94th percentile)

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16 tweeters
3 Facebook pages


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Effects of pistachios on body weight in Chinese subjects with metabolic syndrome
Published in
Nutrition Journal, April 2012
DOI 10.1186/1475-2891-11-20
Pubmed ID

Xin Wang, Zhaoping Li, Yanjun Liu, Xiaofeng Lv, Wenying Yang


Studies have shown that pistachios can improve blood lipid profiles in subjects with moderate hypercholesterolemia which could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, there is also a widely perceived view that eating nuts can lead to body weight gain due to their high fat content.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 43 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 8 18%
Student > Master 8 18%
Student > Postgraduate 6 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 9%
Other 9 20%
Unknown 4 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 5%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 9 20%

Attention Score in Context

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