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The gut microbiome in cardio-metabolic health

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Medicine, March 2015
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24 tweeters
3 patents
8 Facebook pages
1 Google+ user


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The gut microbiome in cardio-metabolic health
Published in
Genome Medicine, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13073-015-0157-z
Pubmed ID

Tue H Hansen, Rikke J Gøbel, Torben Hansen, Oluf Pedersen


With the prevalence of cardio-metabolic disorders reaching pandemic proportions, the search for modifiable causative factors has intensified. One such potential factor is the vast microbial community inhabiting the human gastrointestinal tract, the gut microbiota. For the past decade evidence has accumulated showing the association of distinct changes in gut microbiota composition and function with obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Although causality in humans and the pathophysiological mechanisms involved have yet to be decisively established, several studies have demonstrated that the gut microbiota, as an environmental factor influencing the metabolic state of the host, is readily modifiable through a variety of interventions. In this review we provide an overview of the development of the gut microbiome and its compositional and functional changes in relation to cardio-metabolic disorders, and give an update on recent progress in how this could be exploited in microbiota-based therapeutics.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
France 1 <1%
Uruguay 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
United Arab Emirates 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Greece 1 <1%
Croatia 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 262 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 40 15%
Researcher 39 14%
Student > Master 38 14%
Student > Bachelor 28 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 17 6%
Other 64 24%
Unknown 46 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 57 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 54 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 38 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 17 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 6%
Other 30 11%
Unknown 59 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 34. 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 26 January 2023.
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