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The effect of statins on testosterone in men and women, a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, February 2013
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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)

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1 blog
twitter
132 tweeters
facebook
12 Facebook pages
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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Title
The effect of statins on testosterone in men and women, a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Published in
BMC Medicine, February 2013
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-11-57
Pubmed ID
Authors

C Mary Schooling, Shiu Lun Au Yeung, Guy Freeman, Benjamin J Cowling

Abstract

Statins are extensively used for cardiovascular disease prevention. Statins reduce mortality rates more than other lipid-modulating drugs, although evidence from randomized controlled trials also suggests that statins unexpectedly increase the risk of diabetes and improve immune function. Physiologically, statins would be expected to lower androgens because statins inhibit production of the substrate for the local synthesis of androgens and statins' pleiotropic effects are somewhat similar to the physiological effects of lowering testosterone, so we hypothesized that statins lower testosterone.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 110 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 18%
Researcher 20 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 14%
Other 13 11%
Student > Bachelor 10 9%
Other 23 20%
Unknown 12 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 58 51%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 8 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 6%
Other 9 8%
Unknown 15 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 102. 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 28 June 2021.
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#257,890
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Outputs from BMC Medicine
#218
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#1,905
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