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(Dis)Trust your gut: the gut microbiome in age-related inflammation, health, and disease

Overview of attention for article published in Microbiome, July 2017
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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 (93rd percentile)

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53 tweeters
2 Facebook pages
1 video uploader


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(Dis)Trust your gut: the gut microbiome in age-related inflammation, health, and disease
Published in
Microbiome, July 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40168-017-0296-0
Pubmed ID

Thomas W. Buford


Chronic inflammation represents one of the most consistent biologic features of aging. However, the precise etiology of persistent low-grade increases in inflammation remains unclear. Recent evidence suggests that the gut microbiome may play a key role in age-related inflammation. Indeed, several studies have indicated that older adults display an altered composition of the gut microbiota, and early evidence indicates that this dysbiosis is associated with the presence of several key circulating inflammatory analytes. The present review summarizes knowledge on age-related inflammation and discusses how potential relationships with gut dysbiosis may lead to novel treatment strategies in the future."The pattern of disease is an expression of the response of man to his total environment (physical, biological, and social); this response is, therefore, determined by anything that affects man himself or his environment." - Rene Dubos, 1961.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 379 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 66 17%
Student > Bachelor 53 14%
Student > Master 47 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 44 12%
Other 19 5%
Other 66 17%
Unknown 84 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 64 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 58 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 53 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 23 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 4%
Other 59 16%
Unknown 107 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 43. 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 27 October 2020.
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