↓ Skip to main content

Soluble fibers from psyllium improve glycemic response and body weight among diabetes type 2 patients (randomized control trial)

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, October 2016
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)

Mentioned by

17 tweeters
7 Facebook pages
1 Wikipedia page
1 video uploader


42 Dimensions

Readers on

221 Mendeley
You are seeing a free-to-access but limited selection of the activity Altmetric has collected about this research output. Click here to find out more.
Soluble fibers from psyllium improve glycemic response and body weight among diabetes type 2 patients (randomized control trial)
Published in
Nutrition Journal, October 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12937-016-0207-4
Pubmed ID

Ayman S. Abutair, Ihab A. Naser, Amin T. Hamed


Water-soluble dietary fibers intake may help control blood glucose and body weight. The objective of the study was to determine whether soluble fiber supplementation from psyllium improves glycemic control indicators and body weight in type 2 diabetic patients. Forty type 2 diabetes patients, non-smoker, aged >35 years were stratified to different strata according to sex, age, body mass index (BMI) and fasting blood sugar level (FBS) and randomly assigned into two groups; The intervention group which consists of 20 participants was on soluble fiber (10.5 g daily), and the control group which consist of 20 participants continued on their regular diet for eight weeks duration. After 8 weeks of intervention, soluble fiber supplementation showed significant reduction in the intervention group in BMI (p < 0.001) when compared with the control group. Moreover, water soluble fiber supplementation proven to improve FBS (163 to 119 mg/dl), HbA1c (8.5 to 7.5 %), insulin level (27.9 to 19.7 μIU/mL), C-peptide (5.8 to 3.8 ng/ml), HOMA.IR (11.3 to 5.8) and HOMA-β % (103 to 141 %). The reduction in glycemic response was enhanced by combining soluble fiber to the normal diet. Consumption of foods containing moderate amounts of these fibers may improve glucose metabolism and lipid profile in type 2 diabetes patients. Current Controlled Trials PHRC/HC/28/15 .

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 17 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 221 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 219 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 52 24%
Student > Master 35 16%
Researcher 13 6%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 6%
Student > Postgraduate 12 5%
Other 29 13%
Unknown 67 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 41 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 41 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 26 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 7 3%
Other 16 7%
Unknown 79 36%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. 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 May 2021.
All research outputs
of 18,812,713 outputs
Outputs from Nutrition Journal
of 1,337 outputs
Outputs of similar age
of 280,409 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nutrition Journal
of 1 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 18,812,713 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 91st percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,337 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 30.7. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 68% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 280,409 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done well, scoring higher than 88% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 1 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than all of them