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Which Foods May Be Addictive? The Roles of Processing, Fat Content, and Glycemic Load

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS ONE, February 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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Title
Which Foods May Be Addictive? The Roles of Processing, Fat Content, and Glycemic Load
Published in
PLoS ONE, February 2015
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0117959
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Authors

Erica M. Schulte, Nicole M. Avena, Ashley N. Gearhardt

Abstract

We propose that highly processed foods share pharmacokinetic properties (e.g. concentrated dose, rapid rate of absorption) with drugs of abuse, due to the addition of fat and/or refined carbohydrates and the rapid rate the refined carbohydrates are absorbed into the system, indicated by glycemic load (GL). The current study provides preliminary evidence for the foods and food attributes implicated in addictive-like eating.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 2%
New Zealand 2 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Other 3 <1%
Unknown 348 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 78 21%
Student > Master 65 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 53 14%
Researcher 47 13%
Unspecified 30 8%
Other 93 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 82 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 64 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 45 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 40 11%
Unspecified 40 11%
Other 95 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2110. 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 12 November 2019.
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#746
of 13,778,946 outputs
Outputs from PLoS ONE
#18
of 145,351 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#18
of 215,623 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLoS ONE
#1
of 2,931 outputs
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