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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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42 Google+ users

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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
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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%
Nigeria 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Unknown 120 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 25 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 16%
Student > Bachelor 18 14%
Researcher 14 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 7%
Other 23 18%
Unknown 18 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 31 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 22 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 11%
Engineering 9 7%
Chemistry 9 7%
Other 17 13%
Unknown 25 20%

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 20 May 2021.
All research outputs
#440,665
of 18,823,067 outputs
Outputs from Nutrition Journal
#137
of 1,336 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,211
of 135,714 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nutrition Journal
#1
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