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Genetics of Severe Obesity

Overview of attention for article published in Current Diabetes Reports, August 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#37 of 748)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (89th percentile)

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Title
Genetics of Severe Obesity
Published in
Current Diabetes Reports, August 2018
DOI 10.1007/s11892-018-1053-x
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Authors

Una Fairbrother, Elliot Kidd, Tanya Malagamuwa, Andrew Walley

Abstract

This review aims to present current information on genes underlying severe obesity, with the main emphasis on the three genes LEP, LEPR and MC4R. There is a substantial amount of evidence that variants in at least ten different genes are the cause of severe monogenic obesity. The majority of these are involved in the leptin-melanocortin signalling pathway. Due to the frequency of some of the identified variants, it is clear that monogenic variants also make a significant contribution to common obesity. The artificial distinction between rare monogenic obesity and common polygenic obesity is now obsolete with the identification of MC4R variants of strong effect in the general population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 45 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 10 22%
Student > Bachelor 9 20%
Student > Master 7 16%
Researcher 6 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 11%
Other 8 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 31%
Unspecified 12 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 9%
Sports and Recreations 2 4%
Other 5 11%

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 01 August 2019.
All research outputs
#856,782
of 13,451,724 outputs
Outputs from Current Diabetes Reports
#37
of 748 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#30,382
of 268,635 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Current Diabetes Reports
#3
of 28 outputs
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