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Effects of a ketogenic diet on the quality of life in 16 patients with advanced cancer: A pilot trial

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition & Metabolism, July 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#37 of 909)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

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Title
Effects of a ketogenic diet on the quality of life in 16 patients with advanced cancer: A pilot trial
Published in
Nutrition & Metabolism, July 2011
DOI 10.1186/1743-7075-8-54
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Authors

Melanie Schmidt, Nadja Pfetzer, Micheal Schwab, Ingrid Strauss, Ulrike Kämmerer

Abstract

Tumor patients exhibit an increased peripheral demand of fatty acids and protein. Contrarily, tumors utilize glucose as their main source of energy supply. Thus, a diet supplying the cancer patient with sufficient fat and protein for his demands while restricting the carbohydrates (CHO) tumors thrive on, could be a helpful strategy in improving the patients' situation. A ketogenic diet (KD) fulfills these requirements. Therefore, we performed a pilot study to investigate the feasibility of a KD and its influence on the quality of life of patients with advanced metastatic tumors.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 1%
Australia 2 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Israel 1 <1%
Unknown 347 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 91 26%
Student > Bachelor 62 17%
Researcher 35 10%
Other 30 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 6%
Other 58 16%
Unknown 58 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 109 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 55 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 39 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 30 8%
Psychology 10 3%
Other 47 13%
Unknown 66 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 136. 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 05 February 2022.
All research outputs
#225,493
of 21,338,376 outputs
Outputs from Nutrition & Metabolism
#37
of 909 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#711
of 106,432 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nutrition & Metabolism
#1
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