Special Topic of Metabolic Syndrome

Published July 2011

A boy poses with a chicken burger at a fast food outlet in Taipei January 29, 2010. The Taiwan Department of Health on Thursday proposed a ban on junk food advertisements aired around children's television programmes, to tackle the growing child obesity rate. REUTERS/Nicky Loh.

Metabolic syndrome is an umbrella term for a related group of coinciding factors that increase a person's risk for heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. The cause of metabolic syndrome is unknown, but all of the risk factors appear to be related to obesity.

Top 20 Highly Cited Papers
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The features of this Special Topic outlined above represent distinct slices of citation data. By approaching citation data from multiple angles, we can observe trends and anomalies across categories—leading to more rich and nuanced stories behind the data.

The baseline time span for this database is (publication years) January 1, 2001-May 12, 2011. This analysis was created using the Web of Science® from Clarivate Analytics. The resulting database contained 37,497 (10 years) and 14,334 (2 years) papers; 110,760 authors; 150 nations; 3,378 journals; and 19,103 institutions. See additional information below in the overview & methodology sections.

 

Topic Overview


A bariatric surgery patient looks at her weight reading 296.6 lbs. at her surgeon's five days before her procedure August 25, 2010. She hoped to lose around 150 pounds due to the procedure over the next year. REUTERS/Rick Wilking.
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Metabolic syndrome is an umbrella term for a related group of coinciding factors that increase a person's risk for heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. The cause of metabolic syndrome is unknown, but all of the risk factors appear to be related to obesity. Risk factors for metabolic syndrome include abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, aging, genetic predisposition, hormonal changes, lack of exercise, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high fasting blood sugar.1,2

According to the American Heart Association, metabolic syndrome is becoming increasingly common in the US—they estimate that more than 50 million Americans have it.3 The US National Heart Lung and Blood Institute states that among racial and ethnic groups in the US, Mexican Americans are at the highest risk, followed by Caucasians and African Americans. Metabolic syndrome is also more common among women in the Mexican American and African American ethnics groups than among the men, but about equal among the sexes in Caucasians. Worldwide, South Asians are at an increased risk for metabolic syndrome. Other at-risk groups include people with a personal or family history of diabetes, and women with polycystic ovary syndrome.4

1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0004546/
2. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/ms/ms_whatis.html
3. http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4756
4. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/ms/ms_whoisatrisk.html


Constructing the Database

In this analysis, Special Topics examines the literature on metabolic syndrome over the past decade and over the past two years. To construct the initial data pool, the keywords "metabol*" AND "syndrome*"were used to search titles, abstracts, and keywords of original articles, reviews, and proceedings papers published in the Web of Science® database from Clarivate Analytics between January 1, 2001 and May 12, 2011. To make the paper lists more on-point, we restricted to those articles containing the keyword "metabolic syndrome*" in the title resulting in 6,515 (10 years) and 2,504 (2 years) papers.

INTERVIEWS MENU



Read interviews, first-person essays, profiles, and other features about people in a wide variety of fields, along with information on journals & institutions in the topic of Metabolic Syndrome. All of the author comments below are also listed in the site-wide Author Commentaries listings (available by month/year or alphabetically).


DECEMBER 2011
Jean-Pierre Després on the Role of Visceral Fat in Metabolic Syndrome

Jean-Pierre DesprésAccording to our Special Topics analysis of Metabolic Syndrome research over the past decade, the scientist whose work ranks at #1 by total papers is Dr. Jean-Pierre Després, with 90 papers cited a total of 2,486 times. His record in Essential Science IndicatorsSM data from Clarivate Analytics includes 244 papers, the majority of which are classified under Clinical Medicine and Biology & Biochemistry, cited a total of 7,519 times between January 1, 2001 and August 31, 2011. In this interview, he talks with ScienceWatch.com correspondent Gary Taubes about his highly cited work as it relates to metabolic syndrome.

 


NOVEMBER 2011
Scott M. Grundy on Bringing Metabolic Syndrome to Clinical Practice

Paul ZimmetIn our Special Topics analysis of Metabolic Syndrome, the #1 spot by total citations belongs to Dr. Scott M. Grundy, based on 55 papers with 9,264 total cites during the analysis period. His record in Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Clarivate Analytics includes 128 papers, the majority of which are classified under Clinical Medicine, cited a total of 27,552 times between January 1, 2001 and June 30, 2011. In this interview, ScienceWatch.com correspondent Gary Taubes talks with Grundy about his highly cited work as it relates to metabolic syndrome.

 


SEPTEMBER 2011
Paul Zimmet Discusses the Evolution of Metabolic Syndrome

Paul ZimmetOur Special Topics analysis on metabolic syndrome over the past decade shows that the work of Professor Paul Zimmet ranks at #2 by total cites, #5 by number of papers, and #18 by cites per paper, based on 64 papers cited a total of 6,093 times. According to Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Clarivate Analytics, his record includes 164 papers, the majority of which are classified in the field of Clinical Medicine, cited a total of 11,587 times between January 1, 2001 and April 30, 2011. In this interview, ScienceWatch.com correspondent Gary Taubes talks with Zimmet about his highly cited work as it relates to metabolic syndrome.

 


AUGUST 2011
Yuji Matsuzawa Talks about Metabolic Syndrome in Japan

Yuji MatsuzawaAccording to our Special Topics analysis of Metabolic Syndrome research over the past decade, the work of Dr. Yuji Matsuzawa ranks at #10 by total papers and #16 by total cites, based on 58 papers cited a total of 3,339 times. His work ranks in the top 1% in the fields of Clinical Medicine and Biology & Biochemistry in Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Clarivate Analytics. In this interview, ScienceWatch.com talks with him about his highly cited work as it relates to metabolic syndrome.

 


JULY 2011
James Meigs Discusses the Rise of Metabolic Syndrome in the US

James B. MeigsOur Special Topics analysis of Metabolic Syndrome research published over the past decade shows that the work of Dr. James Meigs ranks at #8 by papers and #14 by cites, based on 61 papers cited a total of 3,370 times during the analysis period. His work ranks among the top 1% of researchers in the fields of Clinical Medicine and Agricultural Sciences in Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Clarivate Analytics. In this interview, he talks with ScienceWatch.com about his highly cited work as it relates to metabolic syndrome.

Thresholds



Once the database was in place, it was used to generate list of authors, journals, institutions, and nations. Rankings for author, journal, institution, and country are listed in three ways: according to total cites, total papers, and total cites/paper*. The paper thresholds and corresponding percentages used to determine scientist, institution, country, and journal rankings according to total cites/paper, and total papers respectively are as follows:

Entity Authors Institutions Journals Nations
Thresholds 14 98 13 25
Percentage: 1% 1% 10% 50%
*Unless otherwise specified, all rankings have a >= 5 paper threshold for all measures.

Methodology



In this analysis, Special Topics examines the literature on metabolic syndrome over the past decade and over the past two years. To construct the initial data pool, the keywords "metabol*" AND "syndrome*"were used to search titles, abstracts, and keywords of original articles, reviews, and proceedings papers published in the Web of Science® database from Clarivate Analytics between January 1, 2001 and May 12, 2011. To make the paper lists more on-point, we restricted to those articles containing the keywords "metabolic syndrome*" in the title resulting in 6,515 (10 years) and 2,504 (2 years) papers.

Keywords



The Internet search terms for this Topic are:

METABOLIC SYNDROME, DIABETES, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, OBESITY, PREVALENCE, DIAGNOSIS, MANAGEMENT, ADULTS, CHILDREN, MEN, WOMEN, MORTALITY, MORBIDITY, DEFINITION, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, RISK, ADOLESCENTS, TRANSGENIC MODEL, OXIDATIVE STRESS, NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE, PHENOTYPE, STEATOHEPATITIS, NATIONAL HEALTH AND NUTRITION EXAMINATION SURVEY, NHANES III, NCEP, GUT MICROBIOTA, TOLL-LIKE RECEPTOR 5, FENOFIBRATE, TYPE 2 DIABETES, AMPK, DRUG TARGET, ALDOSTERONE, TESTOTERONE DEFICIENCY, ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION, SCHIZOPHRENIA, ADIPOKINE DYSREGULATION, LUNG FUNCTION, ABDOMINAL OBESITY, CORTISOL, SHIFT WORK, JOB STRAIN, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, DIETARY RHYTHMS, GREEN TEA CATECHINS, PREVENTION, COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT, SALT SENSITIVITY, BLOOD PRESSURE, NON-DIABETIC PEOPLE, CHINA, ENOS.

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A boy poses with a chicken burger at a fast food outlet in Taipei January 29, 2010. The Taiwan Department of Health proposed a ban on junk food advertisements aired around children's television programmes, to tackle the growing child obesity rate. REUTERS/Nicky Loh.

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