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Health Benefits of Fasting and Caloric Restriction

Overview of attention for article published in Current Diabetes Reports, October 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#9 of 754)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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6 news outlets
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10 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages
reddit
1 Redditor
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2 video uploaders

Citations

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205 Mendeley
Title
Health Benefits of Fasting and Caloric Restriction
Published in
Current Diabetes Reports, October 2017
DOI 10.1007/s11892-017-0951-7
Pubmed ID
Authors

Saeid Golbidi, Andreas Daiber, Bato Korac, Huige Li, M. Faadiel Essop, Ismail Laher

Abstract

Obesity and obesity-related diseases, largely resulting from urbanization and behavioral changes, are now of global importance. Energy restriction, though, is associated with health improvements and increased longevity. We review some important mechanisms related to calorie limitation aimed at controlling of metabolic diseases, particularly diabetes. Calorie restriction triggers a complex series of intricate events, including activation of cellular stress response elements, improved autophagy, modification of apoptosis, and alteration in hormonal balance. Intermittent fasting is not only more acceptable to patients, but it also prevents some of the adverse effects of chronic calorie restriction, especially malnutrition. There are many somatic and potentially psychologic benefits of fasting or intermittent calorie restriction. However, some behavioral modifications related to abstinence of binge eating following a fasting period are crucial in maintaining the desired favorable outcomes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 205 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 52 25%
Student > Master 35 17%
Unspecified 29 14%
Researcher 19 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 8%
Other 53 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 48 23%
Unspecified 39 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 29 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 26 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 7%
Other 49 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 57. 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 31 July 2019.
All research outputs
#302,623
of 13,484,498 outputs
Outputs from Current Diabetes Reports
#9
of 754 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13,807
of 312,372 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Current Diabetes Reports
#1
of 33 outputs
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