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Cactus pear: a natural product in cancer chemoprevention

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, September 2005
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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 (98th percentile)

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8 tweeters
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4 Facebook pages
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42 Google+ users
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1 video uploader

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Title
Cactus pear: a natural product in cancer chemoprevention
Published in
Nutrition Journal, September 2005
DOI 10.1186/1475-2891-4-25
Pubmed ID
Authors

Da-ming Zou, Molly Brewer, Francisco Garcia, Jean M Feugang, Jian Wang, Roungyu Zang, Huaguang Liu, Changping Zou

Abstract

Cancer chemoprevention is a new approach in cancer prevention, in which chemical agents are used to prevent cancer in normal and/or high-risk populations. Although chemoprevention has shown promise in some epithelial cancers, currently available preventive agents are limited and the agents are costly, generally with side effects. Natural products, such as grape seed, green tea, and certain herbs have demonstrated anti-cancer effects. To find a natural product that can be used in chemoprevention of cancer, we tested Arizona cactus fruit solution, the aqueous extracts of cactus pear, for its anti-cancer effects in cultured cells and in an animal model.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 2%
South Africa 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Unknown 139 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 26 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 16%
Student > Bachelor 21 14%
Researcher 15 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 7%
Other 27 18%
Unknown 24 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 34 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 23 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 10%
Engineering 10 7%
Chemistry 9 6%
Other 20 14%
Unknown 35 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 64. 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 19 December 2021.
All research outputs
#510,810
of 21,370,427 outputs
Outputs from Nutrition Journal
#155
of 1,384 outputs
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#2,412
of 142,475 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nutrition Journal
#1
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