Most read articles in December

The most read article in December was Bellis and colleagues’ study of mortality amongst rock and pop stars, which also received a great deal of press attention. The second most read was Rajavashisth et al‘s study of diabetes prevalence amongst marijuana users which was originally published way back in February 2012. Bergman et al‘s newly published paper on Vitamin D3 supplementation and frequent respiratory tract infections was also highly read.


Rank Author(s) Title
1 Bellis et al

Dying to be famous: retrospective cohort study of rock and pop star mortality and its association with adverse childhood experiences

2 Rajavashisth et al

Decreased prevalence of diabetes in marijuana users: cross-sectional data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) III

3 Bergman et al

Vitamin D3 supplementation in patients with frequent respiratory tract infections: a randomised and double-blind intervention study

4 Kern et al Does low-dose acetylsalicylic acid prevent cognitive decline in women with high cardiovascular risk? A 5-year follow-up of a non-demented population-based cohort of Swedish elderly women
5 Kripke et al Hypnotics’ association with mortality or cancer: a matched cohort study
6 Tikkinen et al

What is a disease? Perspectives of the public, health professionals and legislators

7 Arroll and Howard A preliminary prospective study of
nutritional, psychological and combined
therapies for myalgic encephalomyelitis/
chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) in a
private care setting
8 Swinglehurst et al

Computer templates in chronic disease management: ethnographic case study in general practice

9 Lee et al UK stroke incidence, mortality and cardiovascular risk management 1999–2008: time-trend analysis from the General Practice Research Database
10 Teder et al

Family-based behavioural intervention programme for obese children: a feasibility study


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