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Early-life chemical exposures and risk of metabolic syndrome

Overview of attention for article published in Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, March 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#31 of 463)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (81st percentile)

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Title
Early-life chemical exposures and risk of metabolic syndrome
Published in
Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, March 2017
DOI 10.2147/dmso.s95296
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Authors

Nicole E De Long, Alison C Holloway

Abstract

The global prevalence of obesity has been increasing at a staggering pace, with few indications of any decline, and is now one of the major public health challenges worldwide. While obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS) have historically thought to be largely driven by increased caloric intake and lack of exercise, this is insufficient to account for the observed changes in disease trends. There is now increasing evidence to suggest that exposure to synthetic chemicals in our environment may also play a key role in the etiology and pathophysiology of metabolic diseases. Importantly, exposures occurring in early life (in utero and early childhood) may have a more profound effect on life-long risk of obesity and MetS. This narrative review explores the evidence linking early-life exposure to a suite of chemicals that are common contaminants associated with food production (pesticides; imidacloprid, chlorpyrifos, and glyphosate) and processing (acrylamide), in addition to chemicals ubiquitously found in our household goods (brominated flame retardants) and drinking water (heavy metals) and changes in key pathways important for the development of MetS and obesity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 87 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 18%
Student > Master 12 14%
Researcher 12 14%
Student > Bachelor 12 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 8%
Other 12 14%
Unknown 16 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 8%
Environmental Science 7 8%
Other 15 17%
Unknown 18 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. 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 20 February 2020.
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#888,855
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Outputs from Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
#31
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Outputs of similar age
#26,919
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Outputs of similar age from Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
#2
of 11 outputs
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