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The nutritional and health attributes of kiwifruit: a review

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Nutrition, February 2018
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Title
The nutritional and health attributes of kiwifruit: a review
Published in
European Journal of Nutrition, February 2018
DOI 10.1007/s00394-018-1627-z
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David P. Richardson, Juliet Ansell, Lynley N. Drummond

Abstract

To describe the nutritional and health attributes of kiwifruit and the benefits relating to improved nutritional status, digestive, immune and metabolic health. The review includes a brief history of green and gold varieties of kiwifruit from an ornamental curiosity from China in the 19th century to a crop of international economic importance in the 21st century; comparative data on their nutritional composition, particularly the high and distinctive amount of vitamin C; and an update on the latest available scientific evidence from well-designed and executed human studies on the multiple beneficial physiological effects. Of particular interest are the digestive benefits for healthy individuals as well as for those with constipation and other gastrointestinal disorders, including symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. The mechanisms of action behind the gastrointestinal effects, such as changes in faecal (stool) consistency, decrease in transit time and reduction of abdominal discomfort, relate to the water retention capacity of kiwifruit fibre, favourable changes in the human colonic microbial community and primary metabolites, as well as the naturally present proteolytic enzyme actinidin, which aids protein digestion both in the stomach and the small intestine. The effects of kiwifruit on metabolic markers of cardiovascular disease and diabetes are also investigated, including studies on glucose and insulin balance, bodyweight maintenance and energy homeostasis. The increased research data and growing consumer awareness of the health benefits of kiwifruit provide logical motivation for their regular consumption as part of a balanced diet. Kiwifruit should be considered as part of a natural and effective dietary strategy to tackle some of the major health and wellness concerns around the world.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 36 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 13 36%
Unspecified 10 28%
Student > Master 5 14%
Student > Postgraduate 3 8%
Professor 2 6%
Other 3 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 11 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 14%
Social Sciences 2 6%
Other 4 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 25. 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 08 September 2019.
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#643,432
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Outputs from European Journal of Nutrition
#162
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Outputs of similar age
#24,650
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Outputs of similar age from European Journal of Nutrition
#15
of 72 outputs
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