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Mevissen, F.E.F. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), Watzeels, A. (author), van Duin, G. (author), Meijer, S. (author), van Lieshout, S. (author), Kok, G. (author)
This paper describes the development of a Dutch online programme called Long Live Love+ focusing on positive, coercion-free relationships, contraception use, and the prevention of STIs, using the Intervention Mapping (IM) approach. All six steps of the approach were followed. Step 1 confirmed the need for a sexual health programme targeting...
article 2018
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Beulens, J.W.J. (author), de Zoete, E.C. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Schaafsma, G. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a decreased risk of type II diabetes. This study investigates the effect of moderate alcohol consumption on adipokines and insulin sensitivity. Subjects: Twenty healthy, lean (body mass index (BMI) 18.5-25 kg/m2; n=11) or overweight (BMI>27 kg/m2; n=9) men (18-25 years). Methods: Three...
article 2008
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Beulens, J.W.J. (author), van den Berg, R. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Helander, A. (author), Vermunt, S.H.F. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background and aims: To investigate the effect of moderate alcohol consumption on lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 activity, markers of inflammation and oxidative stress and whether these effects are modified by BMI. Methods and results: Eleven lean (BMI: 18.5-25 kg/m2) and 9 overweight (BMI > 27 kg/m2) men participated in a randomized...
article 2008
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Hille, E.T.M. (author), Weisglas-Kuperus, N. (author), van Goudoever, J.B. (author), Jacobusse, G.W. (author), Ens-Dokkum, M.H. (author), de Groot, L. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Geven, W.B. (author), Kok, J.H. (author), de Kleine, M.J.K. (author), Kollée, L.A.A. (author), Mulder, A.L.M. (author), van Straaten, H.L.M. (author), de Vries, L.S. (author), van Weissenbruch, M.M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE. Young adults who were born very preterm or with a very low birth weight remain at risk for physical and neurodevelopmental problems and lower academic achievement scores. Data, however, are scarce, hospital based, mostly done in small populations, and need additional confirmation. METHODS. Infants who were born at <32 weeks of...
article 2007
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Smulders, Y.M. (author), Smith, D.E.C. (author), Kok, R.M. (author), Teerlink, T. (author), Gellekink, H. (author), Vaes, W.H.J. (author), Stehouwer, C.D.A. (author), Jakobs, C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Red blood cells (RBCs) represent a storage pool for folate. In contrast to plasma, RBC folate can appear in different biochemical isoforms. So far, only the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) 677 TT genotype has been identified as a determinant of RBC folate vitamer distribution. Objective: The purpose of this study is to...
article 2007
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Beulens, J.W.J. (author), van Loon, L.J.C. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Pelsers, M. (author), Bobbert, T. (author), Spranger, J. (author), Helander, A. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author)
Aims/hypothesis: The aim of this study was to investigate whether moderate alcohol consumption increases plasma high molecular weight (HMW) adiponectin and/or muscle oxidative capacity. Materials and methods: Eleven lean (BMI 18-25 kg/m2) and eight overweight (BMI ≥27 kg/m2) men consumed 100 ml whisky (∼32 g alcohol) or water daily for 4 weeks...
article 2007
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Blom, W.A.M. (author), Mars, M. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), de Groot, L.C.P.G.M. (author), Stafleu, A. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), de Graaf, C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To study the role of ghrelin as a hunger signal during energy restriction and to test the hypothesis that changes in fasting leptin concentrations during energy restriction are associated with changes in fasting ghrelin concentrations. Research Methods and Procedures: Thirty-five healthy, lean men (23 ± 3 years of age; BMI: 22.3 ±1.6...
article 2006
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Blom, W.A.M. (author), Lluch, A. (author), Vinoy, S. (author), Stafleu, A. (author), van den Berg, R. (author), Holst, J.J. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Distension and chemosensitization of the stomach are insufficient to induce a ghrelin response, suggesting that postgastric feedback is required. This postgastric feedback may be regulated through insulin. We investigated the relation between gastric emptying rate and the postprandial ghrelin response as well as the role of insulin and other...
article 2006
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Blom, W.A.M. (author), Stafleu, A. (author), de Graaf, C. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Schaafsma, G. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Ghrelin plays an important role in the regulation of food intake. Little is known about how ghrelin concentrations are modified by dietary factors. Objective: We examined the effects of both amount and type of carbohydrate on ghrelin concentrations and all correlations among the variables ghrelin, glucose, insulin, leptin, and all 4...
article 2005
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Vrijlandt, E.J.L.E. (author), Gerritsen, J. (author), Boezen, H.M. (author), Duiverman, E.J. (author), Hille, E.T.M. (author), de Groot, C.H. (author), Kloosterboer-Boerrigter, H. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author), Rijpstra, A. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Vogelaar, J.A. (author), Kok, J.H. (author), Ilsen, A. (author), van der Lans, M. (author), van der Boelen - Loo, W.J.C. (author), Lundqvist, T. (author), Heymans, H.S.A. (author), Geven, W.B. (author), Duiverman, M.L. (author), Geven, L.I. (author), Mulder, A.L.M. (author), Gerver, A. (author), Kollée, L.A.A. (author), Reijmers, L. (author), Sonnemans, R. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Dekker, F.W. (author), Finken, M.J.J. (author), Weisglas-Kuperus, N. (author), Keijzer-Veen, M.G. (author), van der Heijden, A.J. (author), van Goudoever, J.B. (author), van Weissenbruch, M.M. (author), Cranendonk, A. (author), van de Delemarre - Waal, H.A. (author), de Groot, L. (author), Samsom, J.F. (author), de Vries, L.S. (author), Rademaker, K.J. (author), Moerman, E. (author), Voogsgeerd, M. (author), de Kleine, M.J.K. (author), Andriessen, P. (author), van Dielissen - Helvoirt, C.C.M. (author), Mohamed, I. (author), van Straaten, H.L.M. (author), Baerts, W. (author), Veneklaas Slots-Kloosterboer, G.W. (author), Tuller-Pikkemaat, E.M.J. (author), Ens-Dokkum, M.H. (author), van Steenbrugge, G.J. (author)
Objective: To study the prevalence of respiratory and atopic symptoms in (young) adults born prematurely, differences between those who did and did not develop Bronchopulmonary Disease (BPD) at neonatal age and differences in respiratory health between males and females. Methods: Design: Prospective cohort study. Setting: Nation wide follow-up...
article 2005
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Broekmans, W.M.R. (author), Klöpping-Ketelaars, I.A.A. (author), Schuurman, C.R.W.C. (author), Verhagen, H. (author), van den Berg, H. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), van Poppel, G. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
Observational epidemiologic studies have shown that a high consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a decreased risk of chronic diseases. Little is known about the bioavailability of constituents from vegetables and fruits and the effect of these constituents on markers for disease risk. Currently, the recommendation is to...
article 2000
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Schalkwijk, C.G. (author), Poland, D.C.W. (author), van Dijk, W. (author), Kok, A. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Dräger, A.M. (author), Doni, A. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Stehouwer, C.D.A. (author), Gaubius instituut TNO (author)
Moderately increased plasma concentrations of C-reactive protein are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, C-reactive protein, its relation to a low degree of inflammatory activation and its association with activation of the endothelium have not been systematically investigated in Type I (insulin-dependent) diabetes...
article 1999
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Su, L.C.J. (author), Bui, M. (author), Kardinaal, A. (author), Gomez-Aracena, J. (author), Martin-Moreno, J. (author), Martin, B. (author), Thamm, M. (author), Simonsen, N. (author), van 't Veer, P. (author), Kok, F. (author), Strain, S. (author), Kohlmeier, L. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Biomarkers of dietary exposure or nutritional status are sought actively to overcome limitations of traditional dietary methodology. We compared plasma and adipose tissue biomarkers for carotenoids and tocopherols. The data consisted of samples from 91 men and 122 women, ages 45-70 years, from the control group of the European Community...
article 1998
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Simonsen, N. (author), van 't Veer, P. (author), Strain, J.J. (author), Martin-Moreno, J.M. (author), Huttunen, J.K. (author), Navajas, J.F.-C. (author), Martin, B.C. (author), Thamm, M. (author), Kardinaal, A.F.M. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Kohlmeier, L. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
The fatty acid content of adipose tissue in postmenopausal breast cancer cases and controls from five European countries in the European Community Multicenter Study on Antioxidants, Myocardial Infarction, and Cancer (EURAMIC) breast cancer study (1991-1992) was used to explore the hypothesis that fatty acids of the omega-3 family inhibit breast...
article 1998
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van 't Veer, P. (author), Lobbezoo, E. (author), Martín-Moreno, J.M. (author), Guallar, E. (author), Gómez-Aracena, J. (author), Kardinaal, A.F.M. (author), Kohlmeier, L. (author), Martin, B.C. (author), Strain, J.J. (author), Thamm, M. (author), van Zoonen, P. (author), Baumann, B.A. (author), Huttunen, J.K. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO TNO Voeding (author)
Objective: To examine any possible links between exposure to DDE (1,1-dichloro-2,2-bis (p-chlorophenyl)ethylene), the persistent metabolite of the pesticide dicophane DDT), and breast cancer. Design: Multicentre study of exposure to DDE by measurement of adipose tissue aspirated from the buttocks. Laboratory measurements were conducted in a...
article 1997
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van 't Veer, P. (author), Strain, J.J. (author), Fernandez-Crehuet, J. (author), Martin, B.C. (author), Thamm, M. (author), Kardinaal, A.F.M. (author), Kohlmeier, L. (author), Huttunen, J.K. (author), Martin-Moreno, J.M. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Antioxidants may protect against free radical mediated carcinogenesis. Epidemiological studies have not confirmed this hypothesis for breast cancer, possibly because of methodological limitations. Time-integrated exposure of α-tocopherol and β-carotene in adipose tissue, and selenium in toenails was investigated in a case-control study among...
article 1996
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Virtanen, S.M. (author), van 't Veer, P. (author), Kok, F. (author), Kardinaal, A.F.M. (author), Aro, A. (author)
The adipose tissue carotenoid (alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and lycopene) and retinol levels and their predictors were determined in 686 male and 339 female middle-aged and elderly subjects from eight European countries and Israel during the years 1991 to 1992. Adipose tissue carotenoid levels in men were 50-76% of those in women, whereas the...
article 1996
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Wortel, E. (author), de Geus, G.H. (author), Kok, G. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Home-related injuries are a major threat to pre-school children in the western world. In this study the behavioral determinants of 18 parental safety measures were assessed. To select behavioral determinants, the Attitude-Social influence-Self-efficacy/barriers model was used with the inclusion of variables from the Health Belief Model and the...
article 1995
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Kampman, E. (author), Bijl, A.J. (author), Kok, C. (author), van 't Veer, P. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
We analysed data from a case-control study in the Netherlands in order to investigate whether reproductive events and hormonal factors are similarly related to colon cancer risk in men and women after adjustment for dietary factors. In total, 232 colon cancer cases (102 women, 130 men) and 259 controls (123 women, 136 men) were interviewed about...
article 1994
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Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author), van Poppel, G. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Hermus, R.J.J. (author)
beta-carotene has been hypothesised to reduce lung cancer risk. We studied the effect of 14 weeks of beta-carotene supplementation (20 mg d-1) on the frequency of micronuclei in sputum in 114 heavy smokers in a double-blind trial. Micronuclei reflect DNA damage in exfoliated cells and may thus provide a marker early-stage carcinogenesis. Pre...
article 1992
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