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Curcumin, inflammation, ageing and age-related diseases

Overview of attention for article published in Immunity & Ageing, January 2010
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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 275)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

Mentioned by

4 news outlets
3 blogs
5 tweeters
9 Facebook pages
3 Google+ users
1 Redditor
1 video uploader


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163 Mendeley
2 CiteULike
Curcumin, inflammation, ageing and age-related diseases
Published in
Immunity & Ageing, January 2010
DOI 10.1186/1742-4933-7-1
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E Sikora, Giovanni Scapagnini, Mario Barbagallo


A Symposium regarding the Pathophysiology of Successful and Unsuccessful Ageing was held in Palermo, Italy between April 7 and 8th 2009. Here the lecture by Sikora with some input from the chairpersons Scapagnini and Barbagallo is summarized. Ageing is manifested by the decreasing health status and increasing probability to acquire age-related disease such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease, atherosclerosis, metabolic disorders and others. They are likely caused by low grade inflammation driven by oxygen stress and manifested by the increased level of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-1, IL-6 and TNF-alpha, encoded by genes activated by the transcription factor NF-kappaB. It is believed that ageing is plastic and can be slowed down by caloric restriction as well as by some nutraceuticals. Accordingly, slowing down ageing and postponing the onset of age-related diseases might be achieved by blocking the NF-kappaB-dependent inflammation. In this review we consider the possibility of the spice curcumin, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent possibly capable of improving the health status of the elderly.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Cyprus 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 156 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 31 19%
Researcher 25 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 15%
Student > Master 23 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 7%
Other 26 16%
Unknown 23 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 47 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 35 21%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 20 12%
Chemistry 10 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 4%
Other 19 12%
Unknown 26 16%

Attention Score in Context

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