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Potential role of taurine in the prevention of diabetes and metabolic syndrome

Overview of attention for article published in Amino Acids, December 2012
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Title
Potential role of taurine in the prevention of diabetes and metabolic syndrome
Published in
Amino Acids, December 2012
DOI 10.1007/s00726-012-1434-4
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Masato Imae, Toshiki Asano, Shigeru Murakami

Abstract

Metabolic syndrome is characterized by the cluster of a number of metabolic abnormalities in the presence of underlying insulin resistance. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome has steadily increased in all populations worldwide. Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) is a sulfur-containing amino acid that is involved in a variety of physiological functions. Clinical and experimental studies show that taurine intake may be beneficial in the prevention of metabolic syndrome including diabetes, obesity, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. This article reviews the effect of taurine on all of the components of metabolic syndrome. In addition, the possible mechanisms by which taurine prevents diabetes and metabolic syndrome are also discussed. Further study is needed to determine the role of taurine in the development of metabolic syndrome in humans, because there is presently limited clinical data available.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 2%
Japan 1 2%
Unknown 39 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 20%
Researcher 8 20%
Student > Master 4 10%
Student > Postgraduate 3 7%
Other 8 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 39%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 27%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 10%
Unspecified 2 5%
Psychology 2 5%
Other 6 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 24 January 2014.
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#7,339,427
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Outputs from Amino Acids
#628
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#105,858
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Outputs of similar age from Amino Acids
#11
of 21 outputs
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