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Schaafsma, G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Score (PDCAAS) is discussed. PDCAAS is now widely used as a routine assay for protein quality evaluation, replacing the more traditional biological methods [e.g., measurement of the Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) in rats]. PDCAAS is based on comparison of the essential amino acid content of a test protein...
article 2005
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Lamers, R.-J.A.N. (author), Wessels, E.C.H.H. (author), van de Sandt, J.J.M. (author), Venema, K. (author), Schaafsma, G. (author), van der Greef, J. (author), van Nesselrooij, J.H.J. (author)
Metabolic fingerprints are novel measurement tools to evaluate the biochemical status of a living organism by using 1H NMR and multivariate data analysis (MVDA). In this way, a quick evaluation of changes in health or diseased state can be made, reflected in alterations of metabolic patterns. Normally, metabolic finger-printing is based on in...
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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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van den Heuvel, E.G.H.M. (author), Muijs, T. (author), van Dokkum, W. (author), Schaafsma, G. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Animal studies have indicated that calcium absorption is increased by lactulose, a synthetic disaccharide. Therefore, the influence of lactulose on calcium absorption was measured in postmenopausal women who may benefit from the possible enhancing effect of lactulose on calcium absorption. Twelve postmenopausal women drank 100 ml of water...
article 1999
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van der Gaag, M.S. (author), van Tol, A. (author), Scheek, L.M. (author), James, R.W. (author), Urgert, R. (author), Schaafsma, G. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. Part of this inverse association may be explained by its effects on HDL. Paraoxonase, an HDL-associated enzyme, has been suggested to protect against LDL oxidation. We examined the effects of moderate consumption of red wine, beer and spirits in comparison...
article 1999
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van den Heuvel, E.G.H.M. (author), Muys, T. (author), van Dokkum, W. (author), Schaafsma, G. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Background: In rats, nondigestible oligosaccharides stimulate calcium absorption. Recently, this effect was also found in human subjects. Objective: The objective of the study was to investigate whether consumption of 15 g oligofructose/d stimulates calcium absorption in male adolescents. Design: Twelve healthy, male adolescents aged 14-16 y...
article 1999
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Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Veenstra, J. (author), van Tol, A. (author), Groener, J.E.M. (author), Schaafsma, G. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. In this study, postprandial changes in plasma lipids, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) composition and cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) and lecithin: cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) activity levels were investigated in response to moderate alcohol...
article 1998
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van den Heuvel, E.G.H.M. (author), Schaafsma, G. (author), Muys, T. (author), van Dokkum, W. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
The effect of inulin, fructooligosaccharides, and galactooligosaccharides on true intestinal absorption of iron and calcium was measured in men by using double stable-isotope techniques (oral 57Fe and 44Ca and intravenous 58Fe and 48Ca). The incorporation of iron isotopes into erythrocytes and the urinary excretion of calcium isotopes was...
article 1998
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Schaafsma, G. (author), Meuling, W.J.A. (author), van Dokkum, W. (author), Bouley, C. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Objective: To investigate in adult male volunteers the effect of a new fermented milk product, fermented by Lactobacillus acidophilus and with fructo-oligosaccharides added, on blood lipids. Design: Randomized placebo-controlled double-blind two-way cross over trial with two treatment periods of three weeks, separated by a wash-out period of one...
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van den Heuvel, E.G.H.M. (author), Muys, T. (author), Pellegrom, H. (author), Bruyntjes, J.P. (author), van Dokkum, W. (author), Spanhaak, S. (author), Schaafsma, G. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Iron absorption can be measured by the incorporation of stable iron isotopes into erythrocytes, 14 days after isotope administration. The disadvantage of this method is the high dose of isotopes needed to obtain a sufficient enrichment. Therefore, in this study cell fractions rich in young erythroid cells were prepared by using a density...
article 1998
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