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Beneficial effects of taurine on serum lipids in overweight or obese non-diabetic subjects

Overview of attention for article published in Amino Acids, December 2003
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Title
Beneficial effects of taurine on serum lipids in overweight or obese non-diabetic subjects
Published in
Amino Acids, December 2003
DOI 10.1007/s00726-003-0059-z
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Authors

M. Zhang, L. F. Bi, J. H. Fang, X. L. Su, G. L. Da, T. Kuwamori, S. Kagamimori

Abstract

Taurine has beneficial effects on lipid metabolism in experimental animals fed with high-cholesterol or high fat diets. Whether taurine benefits lipid metabolism in humans has rarely been investigated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of taurine on serum lipids in overweight or obese young adults. Thirty college students (age: 20.3+/-1.7 years) with a body mass index (BMI) >/=25.0 kg/m(2), and with no evidence of diabetes mellitus were selected and assigned to either the taurine group (n=15) or the placebo group (n=15) by double-blind randomization. Taurine 3 g/day or placebo was taken orally for 7 weeks. Triacylglycerol (TG), total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and plasma glucose were measured before and after supplementation. The atherogenic index (AI) was calculated as (TC-HDL-C)/HDL-C. There were no differences in any baseline parameter between the two groups. Taurine supplementation decreased TG and AI significantly. Body weight also reduced significantly in the taurine group. These results suggest that taurine produces a beneficial effect on lipid metabolism and may have an important role in cardiovascular disease prevention in overweight or obese subjects.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 2 3%
Unknown 58 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 20%
Researcher 10 17%
Student > Bachelor 9 15%
Student > Master 7 12%
Other 6 10%
Other 16 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 27%
Unspecified 8 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 5%
Other 18 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. 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 11 May 2019.
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#834,190
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Outputs from Amino Acids
#59
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Outputs of similar age from Amino Acids
#2
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