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Nutritional supplements for diabetes sold on the internet: business or health promotion?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, August 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (90th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (80th percentile)

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15 tweeters

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Title
Nutritional supplements for diabetes sold on the internet: business or health promotion?
Published in
BMC Public Health, August 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-777
Pubmed ID
Authors

Loredana Covolo, Michela Capelli, Elisabetta Ceretti, Donatella Feretti, Luigi Caimi, Umberto Gelatti

Abstract

Diabetes is one of the most widespread chronic disease. Although many medications are available for the treatment and prevention of diabetes, many people turn to nutritional supplements (NSs). In these years, the online sales have contributed to the growth of use of nutritional supplement. The aim of the research was to investigate the type of information provided by sales websites on NSs, and analyse the existence of scientific evidence about some of the most common ingredients found in available NSs for diabetes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Luxembourg 1 2%
Unknown 51 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 26%
Student > Bachelor 11 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 19%
Student > Postgraduate 3 6%
Researcher 3 6%
Other 10 19%
Unknown 2 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 38%
Psychology 7 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 13%
Social Sciences 4 8%
Computer Science 3 6%
Other 9 17%
Unknown 3 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. 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 February 2021.
All research outputs
#1,593,387
of 17,351,915 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#1,800
of 11,733 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#16,691
of 169,105 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#2
of 5 outputs
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