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Smits, K.M. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), Hudak, E. (author), Verhage, B. (author), van Dijk, B.A.C. (author), van de Hulsbergen - Kaa, C.A. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Oosterwijk, E. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Purpose: Body mass index (BMI) is an important risk factor for clear-cell renal cancer (cc-RCC). A common molecular alteration in cc-RCC is loss-of-function of the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) gene. We evaluated the association between BMI and VHL mutations in cc-RCC by using data from the Netherlands Cohort Study (NLCS), a prospective study, which...
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van Strien, T. (author), Herman, C.P. (author), Verheijden, M.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
This study examined which individuals in particular are susceptible or resistant to develop overweight in our current obesogenic environment. A cross-sectional study was conducted in a sample of 1342 people representative of the general population in the Netherlands. Overweight-level (normal body weight ≥ 17.5 BMI [weight in kilograms/height in...
article 2009
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Agyemang, C. (author), Owusu-Dabo, E. (author), de Jonge, A. (author), Martins, D. (author), Ogedegbe, G. (author), Stronks, K. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To investigate differences in overweight and obesity between first-generation Dutch-Ghanaian migrants in The Netherlands and their rural and urban counterparts in Ghana. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: A total of 1471 Ghanaians (rural Ghanaians, n 532; urban Ghanaians, n 787; Dutch-Ghanaians, n 152) aged ≥17 years. Main...
article 2009
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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...
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de Kroon, M.L.A. (author), Renders, C.M. (author), Kuipers, E.C.C. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), de Jonge, G.A. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Within the context of the obesity epidemic identifying young adults at risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease is important. A practical approach is based on the identification of metabolic syndrome (MetS). Our objective was to develop a simple and efficient stepwise strategy to identify MetS in young adults. Methods:...
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Eijkemans, M. (author), Mommers, M. (author), de Vries, S.I. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Stafleu, A. (author), Bakker, I. (author), Thijs, C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE. Prevalence of asthma and overweight has increased simultaneously during the past decades. Several studies have reported an association between these two health problems, but it is unclear whether this relation is causal. We hypothesize that children with asthmatic symptoms are less physically active, which may contribute to the...
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van den Berg, J.F. (author), Knvistingh Neven, A. (author), Tulen, J.H.M. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Witteman, J.C.M. (author), Miedema, H.M.E. (author), Tiemeier, H. (author), TNO Bouw en Ondergrond (author)
Objective: The epidemiological evidence for the association between sleep duration and obesity in the elderly is inconsistent and has not been investigated with objective measures. Furthermore, the role of sleep fragmentation in this relationship is unknown. Our aim was to investigate the association of sleep measures with body mass index (BMI)...
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van den Hurk, K. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), HiraSing, R.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children living in the Netherlands and compare the findings with the Third and Fourth National Growth Studies carried out in 1980 and 1997, respectively. Design and methods: Data were obtained from the child health care system. International cut-off points for body mass index (BMI)...
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Verhage, B.A.J. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Using data collected of a large population-based cohort study, we studied the association between anthropometric factors and the risk of pancreatic cancer. Furthermore, we investigated whether these associations differ among microscopically confirmed pancreatic cancer (MCPC) cases and non-MCPC (NMCPC) cases. The Netherlands Cohort Study on Diet...
article 2007
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Dousma, M. (author), Wierdsma, N. (author), van Ede, J. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Heijmans, H.S.A. (author), de Vries, T.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
article 2007
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Beulens, J.W.J. (author), Rimm, E.B. (author), Ascherio, A. (author), Spiegelman, D. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Mukamal, K.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Heavy alcohol consumption increases risk for hypertension, which is in itself a strong risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, data on the association between alcohol consumption and CVD among individuals with hypertension are scarce. Objective: To assess whether alcohol consumption is inversely associated with CVD...
article 2007
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Stein, A.D. (author), Kahn, H.S. (author), Rundle, A. (author), Zybert, P.A. (author), van der Pal-de Bruin, K.M. (author), Lumey, L.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Few studies in humans have related maternal undernutrition to the size of the adult offspring. Objective: The objective was to assess whether reductions in food intake by pregnant women during the Dutch famine of 1944-1945 were related to offspring length, weight, and indexes of adiposity in middle age. Design: We recruited 1)...
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Loerbroks, A. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To examine the association between alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking, and endometrial cancer. Methods: In 1986, the Netherlands Cohort Study was initiated. A self-administered questionnaire on dietary habits and other cancer risk factors was completed by 62,573 women. Follow-up for cancer was established by record linkage to the...
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Merry, A.H.H. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: In the last decades, the incidence of oesophageal and gastric cardia adenocarcinoma has increased rapidly in the Western world. We investigated the association between body mass index (BMI), height and risk of oesophageal and gastric cardia adenocarcinoma. Methods: The Netherlands Cohort Study was initiated in 1986. All participants ...
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Jans, M.P. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relation between body mass index (BMI) and absenteeism. METHODS: Data were collected in a prospective cohort study (n = 1284). Multilevel analyses (linear mixed model with random intercept) with two levels (employee and company) were used to test whether BMI was related to duration and frequency of absenteeism and...
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Borghi, E. (author), de Onis, M. (author), Garza, C. (author), van den Broeck, J. (author), Frongillo, E.A. (author), Grummer-Strawn, L. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Pan, H. (author), Molinari, L. (author), Martorell, R. (author), Onyango, A.W. (author), Martines, J.C. (author), Pinol, A. (author), Siyam, A. (author), Victoria, C.G. (author), Bhan, M.K. (author), Araújo, C.L. (author), Lartey, A. (author), Owusu, W.B. (author), Bhandari, N. (author), Norum, K.R. (author), Bjoerneboe, G.-E.Aa. (author), Mohamed, A.J. (author), Dewey, K.G. (author), Belbase, K. (author), Chumlea, C. (author), Cole, T. (author), Shrimpton, R. (author), Albernaz, E. (author), Tomasi, E. (author), de Cássia Fossati da Silveira, R. (author), Nader, G. (author), Sagoe-Moses, I. (author), Gomez, V. (author), Sagoe-Moses, C. (author), Taneja, S. (author), Rongsen, T. (author), Chetia, J. (author), Sharma, P. (author), Bahl, R. (author), Baerug, A. (author), Tufte, E. (author), Alasfoor, D. (author), Prakash, N.S. (author), Mabry, R.M. (author), Al Rajab, H.J. (author), Helmi, S.A. (author), Nommsen-Rivers, L.A. (author), Cohen, R.J. (author), Heinig, M.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with a number of research institutions worldwide, is developing new child growth standards. As part of a broad consultative process for selecting the best statistical methods, WHO convened a group of statisticians and child growth experts to review available methods, develop a strategy for...
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van den Brandt, P.A. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Diet has been hypothesized to play a role in the etiology of gastrointestinal cancer for a long time. Initially, strong evidence of such effects was found in retrospective epidemiological studies. Dietary habits, in particular those from the distant past, are difficult to measure, however. Results from recent, prospective and larger studies of...
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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...
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Fredriks, A.M. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Fekkes, M. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Wit, J.M. (author)
The aim of this study was to present age references for waist circumference (WC), hip circumference (HC), and waist/hip ratio (WHR) in Dutch children. Cross-sectional data were obtained from 14,500 children of Dutch origin in the age range 0-21 years. National references were constructed with the LMS method. This method summarises the...
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Euser, A.M. (author), Finken, M.J.J. (author), Keijzer-Veen, M.G. (author), Hille, E.T.M. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Dekker, F.W. (author)
Background: Increasing evidence indicates that adult body composition is associated with prenatal and infancy weight gain, but the relative importance of different time periods has not been elucidated. Objective: The objective was to study the association between prenatal, early postnatal, and late infancy weight gain and body mass index (BMI),...
article 2005
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