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Trends in sugar supply and consumption in Australia: is there an Australian Paradox?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, July 2013
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35 tweeters
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Title
Trends in sugar supply and consumption in Australia: is there an Australian Paradox?
Published in
BMC Public Health, July 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-668
Pubmed ID
Authors

Wavne Rikkers, David Lawrence, Katherine Hafekost, Francis Mitrou, Stephen R Zubrick

Abstract

High consumption of refined carbohydrate, in particular sugar, has been identified as a possible contributory factor in greater risk of excess weight gain. In spite of data limitations, one recent paper suggests that Australian sugar consumption has decreased over the same time period that obesity has increased, a so called 'Australian Paradox'. Given the significant public health focus on nutrition, we aimed to estimate Australian sugar supply and consumption over recent decades, to determine whether these data could be used to make any conclusions about sugar's role in obesity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Chile 1 2%
Unknown 53 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 24%
Student > Bachelor 11 20%
Researcher 6 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 9%
Student > Postgraduate 4 7%
Other 9 17%
Unknown 6 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 13%
Social Sciences 5 9%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 4 7%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 6 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 41. 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 02 August 2018.
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#772,499
of 21,347,367 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#810
of 13,834 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,777
of 176,340 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
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