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Beulens, J.W.J. (author), Stolk, R.P. (author), van der Schouw, Y.T. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE - This study aimed to investigate the relation between alcohol consumption and type 2 diabetes among older women. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS - Between 1993 and 1997, 16,330 women aged 49-70 years and free from diabetes were enrolled in one of the Dutch Prospect-EPIC (European Prospective Study Into Cancer and Nutrition) cohorts and...
article 2005
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Sierksma, A. (author), Lebrun, C.E.I. (author), van der Schouw, Y.T. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Lamberts, S.W.J. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
Objective-Moderate alcohol consumption has been postulated to be cardioprotective. Such an effect might be reflected in large-artery properties, such as arterial stiffness and wave reflections. Methods and Results-Three hundred seventy-one healthy postmenopausal women aged 50 to 74 years were sampled from a population-based study. Alcohol intake...
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Sierksma, A. (author), Muller, M. (author), van der Schouw, Y.T. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), TNO Voeding Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Objective: Moderate alcohol consumption has been proposed to be anti-atherogenic and protect against coronary heart disease. Arterial stiffness provides a summary measure of atherosclerotic arterial damage and cardiovascular risk. A vascular protective effect of moderate alcohol consumption would be reflected in an inverse association between...
article 2004
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Broekmans, W.M.R. (author), Klöpping-Ketelaars, I.A.A. (author), Weststrate, J.A. (author), Tijburg, L.B.M. (author), van Poppel, G. (author), Vink, A.A. (author), Berendschot, T.T.J.M. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), Castenmiller, W.A.M. (author), Kardinaal, A.F.M. (author)
Excessive consumption of energy and fat increases the risk for obesity. Snacks containing sucrose polyesters (SPE) as a dietary fat replacer are on the market in the United States. SPE products have been shown to lower concentrations of serum carotenoids in short-term studies. Experimental studies on the longer-term effects on health of...
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Witte, D.R. (author), Broekmans, W.M.R. (author), Kardinaal, A.F.M. (author), Klöpping-Ketelaars, I.A.A. (author), van Poppel, G. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), Kluft, C. (author), Princen, J.M.G. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO TNO Voeding (author)
Background: Flow mediated dilatation (FMD) of the brachial artery and soluble intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (sICAM-1) are measures of distinct functions of the endothelium, reflecting nitric oxide (NO)-mediated and pro-inflammatory status, respectively. The comparative value of the two measures in relation to cardiovascular risk is unknown....
article 2003
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van der Meer, I.M. (author), de Maat, M.P.M. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), Breteler, M.M.B. (author), Meijer, J. (author), Kiliaan, A.J. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Witteman, J.C.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Inflammatory mediators and soluble cell adhesion molecules predict cardiovascular events. It is not clear whether they reflect the severity of underlying atherosclerotic disease. Within the Rotterdam Study, we investigated the associations of C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1, and soluble...
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Slooter, A.J.C. (author), van Duijn, C.M. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), Ott, A. (author), Breteler, M.B. (author), de Voecht, J. (author), Wehnert, A. (author), de Knijff, P. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), van Broeckhoven, C. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
The apolipoprotein E4 allele (APOEε4) and atherosclerosis are risk factors for cognitive decline. We investigated whether the effects of APOEε4 and atherosclerosis on cognitive decline are independent. A population-based follow-up study was performed on 838 subjects who were non-demented at baseline. The Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE)...
article 1998
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van der Bom, J.G. (author), de Maat, M.P.M. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), Haverkate, F. (author), de Jong, P.T.V.M. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Kluft, C. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
An association between increased plasma fibrinogen and an increased risk for myocardial infarction (MI) is well established, but the nature of this association is subject to debate. Our aim was to shed light on the potentially causal nature of this association. We examined whether increased plasma fibrinogen, due to a condition that is...
article 1998
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van der Bom, J.G. (author), de Maat, M.P.M. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Kluft, C. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
As evidence accumulates to implicate fibrinogen as a risk indicator for cardiovascular disease, it is of interest to study its seasonal variation. A population based cross-sectional study was performed among participants of the Rotterdam Study, a cohort of 7983 men and women, aged 55 years and over. Fibrinogen levels were measured by the...
article 1997
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van der Bom, J.G. (author), de Knijff, P. (author), Haverkate, F. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), Meijer, P. (author), de Jong, P.T.V.M. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Kluft, C. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Background: Impaired fibrinolytic capacity, as assessed by euglobulin clot lysis time or plasma concentration of fibrinolytic parameters, has been associated with an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI). We studied the association of a polymorphism in the gene for TPA and of plasma concentrations of TPA (antigen and activity) with the...
article 1997
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Bots, M.L. (author), van der Bom, J.G. (author), Haverkate, F. (author), Meijer, P. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Kluft, C. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Background and objective. A low activated protein C (APC) response increases the risk of venous thrombosis, and possibly arterial disease. Apart from the factor V Leiden mutation, other factors may determine the level of APC response. In most studies on the association with arterial disease, cardiovascular risk factors were not appropriately...
article 1996
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van der Bom, J.G. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), Haverkate, F. (author), Slagboom, P.E. (author), Meijer, P. (author), de Jong, P.T.V.M. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Kluft, C. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Background: Resistance to activated protein C (APC), which results from various factors, including a mutation in the gene for coagulant factor V, has been associated with increased risk for venous thrombosis. However, its relation to arterial disease is still not well defined. Objective: To investigate the association of both response to APC and...
article 1996
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Heijmans, B.T. (author), Kluft, C. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), Lagaay, A.M. (author), Brand, A. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Knook, D.L. (author), Slagboom, P.E. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
The genetic component of human longevity is estimated at 30%. Which genes are involved in determining human longevity, however, is largely unknown. Genes that may affect human survival are susceptibility loci for major age related pathologies. Many studies are being performed to identify such loci for cardiovascular disease, dementia and...
article 1996
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