Number of published AGE studies growing dramatically

Doctor_laptopIf one wants proof that interest in and awareness of advanced glycation end-products is growing more and more prominent in the scientific and medical communities, then they simply need look no further than at the increasing number of AGE studies published each year.

According to data found at PubMed, the first two scientific/medical studies to be published about AGEs were written in 1989. In 19 of the 24 full years following that, there were more AGE studies published than had been published the year prior. And while 2014 was not included in that because the year is not over yet, it is well on pace to surpass 2013’s total of published AGE studies. As of April 28, there have been 291 published AGE studies in 2014 so far.

So, we’ve gone from two AGE papers published in 1989 to a high of 573 published in 2013, and that number will likely be surpassed by the end of this year. Clearly, AGEs are not a flavor of the month of even of the year. Interest in AGEs is not a temporary fad that will fade over time.

Instead, AGEs are constantly growing in recognition and legitimacy. They are a serious health issue and are being recognized by the scientific and medical communities as such. In fact, the current overall total of published AGE studies is at 5,063 according to PubMed, and that number is constantly growing.

The following data highlights the number of AGE studies published each year since the first two were published in 1989.

Year Number of studies
2014 291 (as of April 28)
2013 573
2012 504
2011 448
2010 394
2009 346
2008 367
2007 313
2006 264
2005 263
2004 203
2003 220
2002 151
2001 174
2000 102
1999 108
1998 87
1997 82
1996 79
1995 40
1994 24
1993 14
1992 9
1991 5
1990 0
1989 2

 

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