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Schuurman, A.G. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Dorant, E. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
In the Netherlands Cohort Study, the authors investigated whether anthropometry is associated with prostate cancer risk. At baseline in 1986, 58,279 men aged 55-69 years completed a self- administered questionnaire on diet, anthropometry, and other risk factors for cancer. After 6.3 years of follow-up, 681 cases were available with complete data...
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de Looze, M.P. (author), Steenhuizen, S. (author), Boeken-Kruger, M.C. (author), Baten, C.T.M. (author), Kingma, I. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author)
People who know the actual mass of an object to be lifted normally prepare themselves before attempting a lift to control the movement and to minimize low back loading. In this study, the trunk muscular reactions and low back torque were investigated in the situation in which the individual did not know the actual mass but only had some idea of...
article 2000
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Tielman, M.L. (author), Neerincx, M.A. (author), van Meggelen, M. (author), Franken, I. (author), Brinkman, W.P. (author)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: With the rise of autonomous e-mental health applications, virtual agents can play a major role in improving trustworthiness, therapy outcome and adherence. In these applications, it is important that patients adhere in the sense that they perform the tasks, but also that they adhere to the specific recommendations on...
article 2017
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van 't Veer, P. (author), van Leer, E.M. (author), Rietdijk, A. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Schouten, E.G. (author), Hermus, R.J.J. (author), Sturmans, F. (author), Instituut CIVO-Toxicologie en Voeding TNO (author)
Combinations of dietary factors were studied in relation to breast-cancer occurrence among 133 breast cancer cases and 289 population controls in The Netherlands. Dietary factors were classified according to their possible mechanism of action, i.e., relating either to the intestinal microflora (total fat, fiber, fermented milk products) or to...
article 1991
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Treurniet, H.F. (author), Davidse, W. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
In 1983 werd door de Geneeskundige Hoofdinspectie (GHI) een landelijke registratie van seksueel overdraagbare aandoeningen (SOA's) ingevoerd, naast het registratiesysteem van wettelijk aangifteplichtige ziekten. De gegevens voor de registratie worden door sociaal-verpleegkundigen, werkzaam bij GGD'en en geslachtsziekten-poliklinieken, verzameld....
article 1993
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Haverkate, F. (author), Samama, M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Approximately 250 cases of dysfibrinogenemia have been reported; 55% were asymptomatic (detected by chance), 25% had a tendency to bleeding, and 20% were reported to have a tendency to thrombosis. To establish a possible association between familial dysfibrinogenemia and thrombophilia, data on cases with both affections were collected in a study...
article 1995
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Kerstholt, J.H. (author), Passenier, P.O. (author)
Automation has changed the role of human operators from direct manual control to supervision. Their main task is to monitor whether system performance remains within pre-specified ranges and intervention is only required in unusual situations. One of the consequences is a loss of situation awareness, which significantly affects performance in...
article 2000
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Anthony, S. (author), Buitendijk, S.E. (author), Dorrepaal, C.A. (author), Lindner, K. (author), Braat, D.D.M. (author), den Ouden, A.L. (author)
Background: The percentage of children born after IVF will continue to increase due to demographic changes such as increasing maternal age and new developments in assisted reproduction techniques. IVF conceptions may carry an increased risk of congenital malformations. Methods: We compared overall and specific congenital malformation rates...
article 2002
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Hueber-Becker, F. (author), Nohynek, G.J. (author), Meuling, W.J.A. (author), Benech-Kieffer, F. (author), Toutain, H. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
We investigated the absorption of a commercial [14C]-PPD- containing oxidative dark-shade hair dye in human volunteers as well as in vitro using human or pig ear skin. The hair of eight male volunteers was cut to a standard length, dyed, washed, dried, clipped and collected. Hair, washing water, materials used in the study and a 24-h scalp wash...
article 2004
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de Lange, M. (author), de Geus, E.J.C. (author), Kluft, C. (author), Meijer, P. (author), van Doornen, L.J.P. (author), Boomsma, D.I. (author), Snieder, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Differences in genetic influence on death from CHD between males and females have been reported. Haemostatic factors have consistently been associated with risk for coronary heart disease (CHD), but sex differences in genetic architecture have not been studied. This study in middle-aged twins investigates whether there are sex differences in...
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Botterweck, A.A.M. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
The association between vegetable and fruit consumption and stomach cancer risk was investigated in the Netherlands Cohort Study among 120,852 men and women aged 55-69 years at the start in September 1986. Analyses were based on 282 incident stomach cancer cases after 6.3 years of follow-up. Age- and sex-adjusted rate ratios of stomach cancer in...
article 1998
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van Dokkum, W. (author), Wezendonk, B. (author), Srikumar, T.S. (author), van den Heuvel, E.G.H.M. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Objective: To study the effect of the intake of 15 g nondigestible oligosaccharides per day on various parameters of large-bowel function, as well as on blood lipid concentrations and glucose absorption in man. Design: Latin square, randomized, double-blind, diet-controlled. Setting: Metabolic research unit. Subjects: Twelve apparently healthy...
article 1999
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Lotens, W.A. (author), Wammes, L.J.A. (author)
An experiment was carried out to measure the vapour resistance of two-layer clothing ensembles as a function of air permeability of the outer layer, open or closed apertures, wind, and walking, both for the total ensemble and for the outer garment alone. Six subjects walked on a treadmill (0.0, 2.5, and 5 km.h-1) which was placed in a wind...
article 1993
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Albers, R. (author), van der Wielen, R.P.J. (author), Brink, E.J. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Dorovska-Taran, V.N. (author), Mohede, I.C.M. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
Objectives: To study the effects of two different mixtures of the main conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) isomers cis-9, trans-11 CLA and trans-10, cis-12 CLA on human immune function. Design: Double-blind, randomized, parallel, reference-controlled intervention study. Subjects and intervention: Seventy-one healthy males aged 31-69y received one of...
article 2003
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Theeuwes, J. (author)
Two experiments were carried out to investigate the relation between exogenous and endogenous control of visual attention. Subjects searched for a target letter among three nontarget letters that were positioned on an imaginary circle around a fixation point. At different cue-display intervals, a centrally located arrowhead cue reliably...
article 1991
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Hooisma, J. (author), Twisk, D.A.M. (author), Platalla, S. (author), Muijser, H. (author), Kulig, B.M. (author), Medisch Biologisch Laboratorium TNO (author)
The performance characteristics of 4 computerized psychological tests were studied using alcohol as a model compound. Subjects received alcohol (0.5 ml/kg) or placebo in a cross-over design and performance was assessed using the Simple Reaction Time test, the Switching Attention test, the Hand/Eye Coordination test and the Color-Word Vigilance...
article 1988
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van de Vijver, L.P.L. (author), Kardinaal, A.F.M. (author), Charzewska, J. (author), Rotily, M. (author), Charles, P. (author), Maggiolini, M. (author), Ando, S. (author), Väänänen, K. (author), Wajszczyk, B. (author), Heikkinen, J. (author), Deloraine, A. (author), Schaafsma, G. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Several studies indicate that intake of calcium can inhibit iron absorption especially when taken simultaneously. In the CALEUR study, a cross-sectional study among girls (mean 13.5 y) and young women (mean 22.0 y) in six European countries, the association between calcium intake and iron status was studied. In 1,080 girls and 524 women,...
article 1999
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Aguirre, M. (author), Ramiro-Garcia, J. (author), Koenen, M.E. (author), Venema, K. (author)
This study investigated the stability and the activity of the microbiota from a single and a pool of donors in the TNO in vitro model of the colon (TIM-2 system). Our findings demonstrate the suitability of the preparation of a pool of fecal sample to be used for fermentation experiments. Chemicals/CAS: isobutyric acid, 5711-69-3, 79-31-2;...
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Braakhuis, B.J.M. (author), Welters, M.J.P. (author), Cloos, J. (author), Pankras, J.E. (author), Smeets, S.J. (author), Fichtinger-Schepman, A.-M.J. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
The aim of the present study was to investigate how normal head and neck epithelial cells (NHNEC) respond to cisplatin compared to their neoplastic counterparts with respect to intracellular platinum (Pt) levels and growth inhibition. A colorimetric assay was used to assess growth inhibition after exposure to cisplatin for 72 h. Growth...
article 1999
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Boesveld, I.C. (author), Hermus, M.A.A. (author), van der Velden-Bollemaat, E.C. (author), Hitzert, M. (author), de Graaf, H.J. (author), Franx, A. (author), Wiegers, T.A. (author)
Objective: to determine the usability of a recently developed set of 30 structure and process birth centre quality indicators. Design: an explorative study using mixed-methods including literature, a survey, interviews and observations. The study is part of the Dutch Birth Centre Study. We first determined the measurability of birth centre...
article 2018
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