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The thyroid gland and the process of aging; what is new?

Overview of attention for article published in Thyroid Research, January 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#8 of 173)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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1 blog
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2 tweeters
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3 Facebook pages
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1 Google+ user

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Title
The thyroid gland and the process of aging; what is new?
Published in
Thyroid Research, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1756-6614-5-16
Pubmed ID
Authors

Adam Gesing, Andrzej Lewi¿ski, Ma¿gorzata Karbownik-Lewi¿ska

Abstract

The endocrine system and particular endocrine organs, including the thyroid, undergo important functional changes during aging. The prevalence of thyroid disorders increases with age and numerous morphological and physiological changes of the thyroid gland during the process of aging are well-known. It is to be stressed that the clinical course of thyroid diseases in the elderly differs essentially from that observed in younger individuals, because symptoms are more subtle and are often attributed to normal aging. Subclinical hypo- and hyperthyroidism, as well as thyroid neoplasms, require special attention in elderly subjects. Intriguingly, decreased thyroid function, as well as thyrotropin (TSH) levels - progressively shifting to higher values with age - may contribute to the increased lifespan.This short review focuses on recent findings concerning the alterations in thyroid function during aging, including these which may potentially lead to extended longevity, both in humans and animals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 97 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 16 16%
Researcher 14 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 13%
Student > Postgraduate 11 11%
Student > Master 10 10%
Other 21 21%
Unknown 16 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 39 39%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 11%
Neuroscience 6 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 4%
Other 9 9%
Unknown 17 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. 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 20 August 2020.
All research outputs
#1,148,850
of 18,702,874 outputs
Outputs from Thyroid Research
#8
of 173 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13,965
of 269,956 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Thyroid Research
#1
of 18 outputs
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