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Interactive effects of neonatal exposure to monosodium glutamate and aspartame on glucose homeostasis

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition & Metabolism, January 2012
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)

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Title
Interactive effects of neonatal exposure to monosodium glutamate and aspartame on glucose homeostasis
Published in
Nutrition & Metabolism, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1743-7075-9-58
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Authors

Kate S Collison, Nadine J Makhoul, Marya Z Zaidi, Rana Al-Rabiah, Angela Inglis, Bernard L Andres, Rosario Ubungen, Mohammed Shoukri, Futwan A Al-Mohanna

Abstract

Recent evidence suggests that the effects of certain food additives may be synergistic or additive. Aspartame (ASP) and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) are ubiquitous food additives with a common moiety: both contain acidic amino acids which can act as neurotransmitters, interacting with NMDA receptors concentrated in areas of the Central Nervous System regulating energy expenditure and conservation. MSG has been shown to promote a neuroendocrine dysfunction when large quantities are administered to mammals during the neonatal period. ASP is a low-calorie dipeptide sweetener found in a wide variety of diet beverages and foods. However, recent reports suggest that ASP may promote weight gain and hyperglycemia in a zebrafish nutritional model.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Saudi Arabia 1 <1%
Unknown 107 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 24 22%
Student > Master 17 15%
Researcher 12 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 10%
Student > Postgraduate 9 8%
Other 21 19%
Unknown 16 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 26 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 5%
Other 14 13%
Unknown 21 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 29. 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 29 November 2018.
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#879,959
of 18,166,797 outputs
Outputs from Nutrition & Metabolism
#144
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Outputs of similar age
#5,315
of 135,796 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nutrition & Metabolism
#1
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