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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...
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Schouten, L.J. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), TNO Voeding Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Although obesity is an established risk factor for endometrial cancer, evidence linking risk to height, weight change since age 20, and physical activity is limited. In this case-cohort study, 62 573 women from The Netherlands Cohort Study on Diet and Cancer were followed up from 1986 to 1995, and 226 endometrial cancer case patients were...
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Hopman-Rock, M. (author), Westhoff, M.H. (author)
In order to promote health in people of 65 years and older, TNO Prevention and Health developed, evaluated, and implemented "Healthy & Vital" (also known as "Ageing Well and Healthily"). Healthy & Vital consists of six sessions of health education and low-intensity exercises. This paper reports on the theoretical basis of the intervention, the...
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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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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 Hooff, M.H.A. (author), Voorhorst, F.J. (author), Kaptein, M.B.H. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Koppenaal, C. (author), Schoemaker, J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Data on changes in hormone concentrations during the first years after menarche are scarce. We studied the relation between gynecological age (age minus age at menarche), hormone concentrations, and body measurements from the 1st to the 6th yr after menarche in 229 observations of girls with regular menstrual cycles, 157 observations of girls...
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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...
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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), 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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Sierksma, A. (author), Patel, H. (author), Ouchi, N. (author), Kihara, S. (author), Funahashi, T. (author), Heine, R.J. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Kluft, C. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
OBJECTIVE - Epidemiological studies suggest that moderate alcohol consumers have enhanced insulin sensitivity and a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Adiponectin, an adipocyte-derived plasma protein, has been found to be negatively associated with adiposity and positively associated with insulin sensitivity. Moderate alcohol consumption may...
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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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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...
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van Dommelen, P. (author), de Gunst, M.C.M. (author), van der Vaart, A.W. (author), van Buuren, S. (author), Boomsma, D.I. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. To determine the magnitude of the growth retardation in Dutch monozygotic and dizygotic twins during infancy in comparison with the Dutch reference growth charts for general population infants from 1997 and to construct reference growth charts for twins. Design. Descriptive. Method. The growth of twins was studied using longitudinal...
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Schouten, L.J. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author)
Although many studies have been conducted to investigate the relation between anthropometry and the risk of ovarian cancer, their results have been inconsistent. The Netherlands Cohort Study on Diet and Cancer was initiated in 1986. A self-administered questionnaire on dietary habits and other risk factors for cancer was completed by 62,573...
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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)
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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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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...
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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...
article 2007
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