Article cited more than 7,400 times!

We are extremely pleased to report that an article created by Drs. Warburton and Bredin (published in the prestigious Canadian Medical Association Journal) has now been cited over 7,400 times. This article is amongst the most cited papers in the history of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (see below). 

We are pleased with the reception that this article has received since its publication in 2006. We feel that this reflects clearly the importance of the health benefits of physical activity, and provides further support for the value of the research conducted in the Physical Activity Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit.


Recently, our team was informed of the reach of our article revealing some very interesting information. We are sincerely humbled and grateful for the attention that our article has received since its publication in 2006. Here are some key findings:

  • In the top 5% of ALL research outputs scored by Almetric. This includes the comparison to over 15 million research outputs across all sources.
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from the Canadian Medical Association (#13 of 6,785 articles).
  • The top ranked (#1) article in the Canadian Medical Association for all articles of a similar age.
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile). To account for age, the Almetric Attention Score was compared to the 181,835 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of our publication. Our article currently ranks #67 of all 181,835 tracked outputs.
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile).

It is interesting to see the impact of our research from diverse countries, policy makers, readers, and social media followers. Please visit the following links to see further information on the reach of this article.

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