McMaster University

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McMaster paper in top 100 scientific papers of 2015

Published: December 14, 2015
Russell de Souza
Russell de Souza, assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistic

A research paper by a McMaster University faculty member is among the top 100 scientific papers receiving media attention around the world in 2015, according to a U.K. measurement company.

The study published by the British Medical Journal  (BMJ) found that trans fats are associated with greater risk of death and coronary heart disease, but saturated fats are not associated with an increased risk of death, heart disease, stroke or diabetes. The lead author was Russell de Souza, an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics with the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.

The paper ranked 58 of the top 100, or within the top 5 per cent of all research reports measured by Altmetric, a company that tracks online activity and impact around scholarly literature. The company found the McMaster report was individually mentioned by 29 news outlets, nine blogs, 979 tweeters, 66 Facebook pages and three Wikipedia pages.

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