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Green tea polyphenols and Tai Chi for bone health: Designing a placebo-controlled randomized trial

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, September 2009
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Title
Green tea polyphenols and Tai Chi for bone health: Designing a placebo-controlled randomized trial
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, September 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2474-10-110
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Authors

Chwan-Li Shen, Ming-Chien Chyu, James K Yeh, Carol K Felton, Ke T Xu, Barbara C Pence, Jia-Sheng Wang

Abstract

Osteoporosis is a major health problem in postmenopausal women. Evidence suggests the importance of oxidative stress in bone metabolism and bone loss. Tea consumption may be beneficial to osteoporosis due to its antioxidant capability. However, lack of objective data characterizing tea consumption has hindered the precise evaluation of the association between tea ingestion and bone mineral density in previous questionnaire-based epidemiological studies. On the other hand, although published studies suggest that Tai Chi (TC) exercise can benefit bone health and may reduce oxidative stress, all studies were conducted using a relatively healthy older population, instead of a high-risk one such as osteopenic postmenopausal women. Therefore, this study was designed to test an intervention including green tea polyphenol (GTP) and TC exercise for feasibility, and to quantitatively assess their individual and interactive effects on postmenopausal women with osteopenia.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 <1%
Unknown 144 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 24 17%
Student > Bachelor 22 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 10%
Researcher 12 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 7 5%
Other 29 20%
Unknown 36 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 27 19%
Sports and Recreations 16 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 8%
Social Sciences 5 3%
Other 26 18%
Unknown 45 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 20 May 2015.
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#7,459,432
of 12,373,620 outputs
Outputs from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#1,416
of 2,454 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#95,703
of 203,351 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#13
of 14 outputs
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