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Schutte, S. (author), Esser, D. (author), Hoevenaars, F.P.M. (author), Hooiveld, G.J.E.J. (author), Priebe, M.G. (author), Vonk, R.J. (author), Wopereis, S. (author), Afman, L.A. (author)
Background: Whole-grain wheat (WGW) is described as nutritionally superior to refined wheat (RW) and thus advocated as the healthy choice, although evidence from intervention studies is often inconsistent. The liver, as the central organ in energy metabolism, might be an important target organ for WGW interventions. Objective: The aim of this...
article 2018
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Loman, S. (author), van der Kamp, J.W. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Background: Current dietary and public health recommendations addressing obesity do not as yet include recommendations pertaining to the gut microbiome. As a corollary, no microbiome-related health claims made on foods have as yet been proposed. Scope: The MyNewGut project aims, amongst others, to provide guidance for the establishment of...
article 2016
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Schmidt, S.C. (author), Sleddens, E.F.C. (author), de Vries, S.I. (author), Gubbels, J. (author), Thijs, C. (author)
Changes in the neighborhood environment may explain part of the rapid increase in childhood overweight and obesity during the last decades. To date few theory-driven rather than data-driven studies have explored longitudinal associations between multiple neighborhood characteristics and child body weight development. We aimed to assess the...
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van de Langenberg, D. (author), Hoekstra, T. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), van Wouwe, J.P. (author), Hirasing, R.A. (author), Renders, C.M. (author), de Kroon, M.L.A. (author)
Objectives To test the hypothesis that greater weight fluctuation between 2 and 6 years is associated with an increase in weight measures (such as body mass index [BMI]) and cardiometabolic risk in young adulthood. Study design Weight fluctuation (determined by BMI SD scores) was measured at least 3 times between the ages of 2 and 6 years in 166...
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Kocken, P.L. (author), van Kesteren, N.M.C. (author), Buijs, G. (author), Snel, J. (author), Dusseldorp, E. (author)
Objective To study the effects of school lessons about healthy food on adolescents’ self-reported beliefs and behaviour regarding the purchase and consumption of soft drinks, water and extra foods, including sweets and snacks. The lessons were combined with the introduction of lower-calorie foods, food labelling and price reductions in school...
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van Genugten, L. (author), van Empelen, P. (author), Oenema, A. (author)
Background: There are many online interventions aiming for health behavior change but it is unclear how such interventions and specific planning tools are being used. Objective: The aim of this study is to identify which user characteristics were associated with use of an online, computer-tailored self-regulation intervention aimed at prevention...
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Kocken, P.L. (author), Theunissen, M.H.C. (author), Schönbeck, Y. (author), Henneman, L. (author), Janssens, A.C.J.W. (author), Detmar, S.B. (author)
The objective of this paper is to assess parental beliefs and intentions about genetic testing for their children in a multi-ethnic population with the aim of acquiring information to guide interventions for obesity prevention and management. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in parents of native Dutch children and children from a large...
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Simons, M. (author), Baranowski, J. (author), Thompson, D. (author), Buday, R. (author), Abdelsamad, D. (author), Baranowski, T. (author)
To inform child obesity prevention programs, the current article identified what children thought were the most important goals, values, and perceived barriers related to healthy eating and physical activity (PA) within a serious videogame for health, “Escape from Diab” (Archimage Inc., Houston, TX). Subjects and Methods: One hundred three...
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L'Hoir, M. (author), Tetteroo, S. (author), Boere-Boonekamp, M. (author), Kloeze, E. (author), Bakker, I. (author), Garre, F. (author), Naul, R. (author)
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to explore the possible relationship between (un)healthy behaviour and (over)weight and physical condition in families with young children (4-7 years), in a village (30,000 inhabitants) in the eastern part of the Netherlands, close to Germany. It is one of two pilot studies as a precursor of a cross...
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van Genugten, G.L. (author), van Empelen, E.P. (author), Boon, B. (author), Borsboom, G. (author), Visscher, T. (author), Oenema, A. (author)
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Baranowski, T. (author), Adamo, K.B. (author), Hingle, M. (author), Maddisson, R. (author), Maloney, A. (author), Simons, M. (author), Staiano, A. (author)
Videogames in general have been maligned for causing obesity because of their inherent sedentariness, whereas exergames have been both maligned for requiring low levels of activity and extolled for requiring physical activity to move game play along. The intensity and duration of physical activity resulting from exergame play have shown varying...
article 2013
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van Wier, M.F. (author)
doctoral thesis 2013
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Janssens, A.C.J.W. (author), Henneman, L. (author), Detmar, S.B. (author), Khoury, M.J. (author), Steyerberg, E.W. (author), Eijkemans, M.J.C. (author), Mushkudiani, N. (author), Oostra, B.A. (author), van Duijn, C.M. (author), MacKenbach, J.P. (author)
Objective: We investigated the accuracy of self-reported family history for diabetes, hypertension, and overweight against two reference standards: family history based on physician-assessed health status of relatives and on self-reported personal health status of relatives. Study Design and Setting: Subjects were participants from the Erasmus...
article 2012
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Klein-Wieringa, I.R. (author), Kloppenburg, M. (author), Bastiaansen-Jenniskens, Y.M. (author), Yusuf, E. (author), Kwekkeboom, J.C. (author), El-Bannoudi, H. (author), Nelissen, R.G.H.H. (author), Zuurmond, A. (author), Stojanovic-Susulic, V. (author), van Osch, G.J.V.M. (author), Toes, R.E.M. (author), Ioan-Facsinay, A. (author)
Objectives: Obesity is a risk factor for the development of osteoarthritis (OA) in hands and knees. Adipose tissue can secrete different adipokines with powerful immunomodulatory effects. The infrapatellar fat pad (IFP) is an intra-articular organ in the vicinity of the synovium and cartilage. It is hypothesised that IFP-derived soluble factors...
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Proper, K.I. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Purpose To describe the prevalence of overweight and obesity among different occupational groups and sectors in a representative sample of the Dutch working population, and to test whether these differences still exist after adjustment for socio-demographic variables. Methods Cross-sectional data among 7,588 working adults were used. Univariate...
article 2010
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Leal Penados, A. (author), Gielen, M. (author), Stappers, P.-J. (author), Jongert, T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Health experts are worried about the increase in the number of overweight children and the decrease in activity levels among this age group. This project explores the possibilities of using interactive toys and social interaction in encouraging children to become more physically active. To arrive at the final concept, research was conducted into...
article 2010
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Proper, K.I. (author), Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Purpose: To describe the prevalence of overweight and obesity among different occupational groups and sectors in a representative sample of the Dutch working population, and to test whether these differences still exist after adjustment for socio-demographic variables. Methods: Cross-sectional data among 7,588 working adults were used....
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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Zwart, J.J. (author), Richters, J.M. (author), Öry, F. (author), de Vries, J.I.P. (author), Bloemenkamp, K.W.M. (author), van Roosmalen, J. (author)
Objective: To assess incidence of uterine rupture in scarred and unscarred uteri and its maternal and fetal complications in a nationwide design. Design: Population-based cohort study. Setting: All 98 maternity units in the Netherlands. Population: All women delivering in the Netherlands between August 2004 and August 2006 (n = 371 021). Methods...
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Gubbels, J.S. (author), Kremers, S.P.J. (author), Stafleu, A. (author), Dagnelie, P.C. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), de Vries, N.K. (author), Thijs, C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
This study examined the relationship between diet-related parenting practices, parental characteristics, child characteristics, and 2-year-old child's dietary intake. Cross-sectional data (N = 2578) originated from the KOALA Birth Cohort Study. Principal component analyses revealed two restrictive parenting practice clusters: a cluster...
article 2009
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