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Acne vulgaris, mental health and omega-3 fatty acids: a report of cases

Overview of attention for article published in Lipids in Health and Disease, October 2008
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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 (96th percentile)

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3 news outlets
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1 blog
twitter
8 tweeters
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4 video uploaders

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Title
Acne vulgaris, mental health and omega-3 fatty acids: a report of cases
Published in
Lipids in Health and Disease, October 2008
DOI 10.1186/1476-511x-7-36
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Authors

Mark G Rubin, Katherine Kim, Alan C Logan

Abstract

Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition, one that is associated with significant psychological disability. The psychological impairments in acne include higher rates of depression, anxiety, anger and suicidal thoughts. Despite a paucity of clinical research, patients with skin conditions and/or mental health disorders are frequent consumers of dietary supplements. An overlap may exist between nutrients that potentially have both anti-acne and mood regulating properties; examples include omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, chromium, zinc and selenium. Here we report on five cases of acne treated with eicosapentaenoic acid and antioxidant nutrients. Self-administration of these nutrients may have improved inflammatory acne lesions and global aspects of well-being; the observations suggest a need for controlled trials.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 188 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 81 42%
Student > Postgraduate 22 11%
Student > Master 15 8%
Researcher 14 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 6%
Other 19 10%
Unknown 29 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 78 41%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 27 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 10%
Social Sciences 7 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 3%
Other 22 11%
Unknown 33 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 39. 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 03 January 2022.
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#794,510
of 21,080,403 outputs
Outputs from Lipids in Health and Disease
#57
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#6,079
of 174,076 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Lipids in Health and Disease
#1
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