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Levels, K. (author), de Koning, J.J. (author), Mol, E. (author), Foster, C. (author), Daanen, H.A.M. (author)
This study examined the effect of active pre-warming on speed and quality of performance during simulated firefighting exercise. Twelve male firefighters performed two trials in counterbalanced order. They were either pre-warmed by 20-min cycling at 1.5 Watt kg-1 body mass (WARM) or remained thermoneutral (CON) prior to a simulated firefighting...
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Bakker, G.C.M. (author), van Erk, M.J. (author), Pellis, L. (author), Wopereis, S. (author), Rubingh, C.M. (author), Cnubben, N.H.P. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), van Ommen, B. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Low-grade chronic inflammation in overweight subjects is thought to play an important role in disease development. Objective: It was hypothesized that specific dietary components are able to reduce low-grade inflammation as well as metabolic and oxidative stress. Design: Dietary products [resveratrol, green tea extract, α-tocopherol,...
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Hamer, H.M. (author), Jonkers, D.M.A.E. (author), Renes, I.B. (author), Vanhoutvin, S.A.L.W. (author), Kodde, A. (author), Troost, F.J. (author), Venema, K. (author), Brummer, R.-J.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
INTRODUCTION: The colonic mucus layer plays an important role in the protection of the intestinal epithelium and mainly consists of mucin glycoproteins (primarily MUC2 in the colon) trefoil factor 3 (TFF3) and secretory IgA. Butyrate is a major end product of fermentation of dietary fibres and is associated with beneficial effects on colonic...
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Hogenkamp, P.S. (author), Mars, M. (author), Stafleu, A. (author), de Graaf, C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: An important question in the regulation of energy intake is whether dietary learning of energy content depends on the food's characteristics, such as texture. Texture might affect the duration of sensory exposure and eating rate. Objective: The objective was to investigate whether a long sensory exposure, due to differences in means...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Tak, P.P. (author), van Kuijk, A.W.R. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Koeman, R.C. (author), Sakkee, N. (author), Baeten, D.L. (author), Gerlag, D.M. (author)
Background: There is growing interest in soluble biomarkers that could be used on the group level for screening purposes in small proof of principle studies during early drug development. We investigated early changes in serum levels of several candidate biomarkers involved in cartilage and bone metabolism following the initiation of adalimumab...
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Ceconi, C. (author), Fox, K.M. (author), Remme, W.J. (author), Simoons, M.L. (author), Deckers, J.W. (author), Bertrand, M. (author), Parrinello, G. (author), Kluft, C. (author), Blann, A. (author), Cokkinos, D. (author), Ferrari, R. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The PERTINENT study measured biomarkers of atherosclerosis and thrombosis in a stable coronary artery disease population from EUROPA receiving ACE inhibition with perindopril 8 mg/day or placebo. Biomarkers of inflammation, C-reactive protein (CRP), fibrinogen, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), and a biomarker of thrombosis, d-dimer, were...
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van Peppen, R.P.S. (author), Schuurmans, M.J. (author), Stutterheim, E.C. (author), Lindeman, E. (author), van Meeteren, N.L.U. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To determine the influence of tutor expertise on the uptake of a physiotherapists' educational programme intended to promote the use of outcome measures in the management of patients with stroke. Design: Pilot randomized controlled trial. Methods: Thirty physiotherapists involved in stroke management were randomized into two groups...
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van Dommelen, P. (author), Kamphuis, M. (author), van Leerdam, F.J.M. (author), de Wilde, J.A. (author), Rijpstra, A. (author), Campagne, A.E. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To assess the short- and long-term effects of 3 simple behavioral interventions to overcome nocturnal enuresis in young children. Study design: We performed a randomized controlled trial in children aged four to five years with mono-symptomatic nocturnal enuresis (n = 570). The children were placed in one of four groups: (1) lifting...
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Hellgren, M. (author), Conard, J. (author), Norris, L. (author), Kluft, C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To study cardiovascular risk markers in women taking estradiol/trimegestone or estradiol/dydrogesterone. Design: Multicenter, randomized, prospective, double-blind study of 184 healthy post-menopausal women randomized to 6 cycles of either estradiol (2 mg) + trimegestone (0.5 mg) (T-group) or estradiol (2 mg) + dydrogesterone (10 mg) ...
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Abdul-Hussien, H. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Geelkerken, R.H. (author), Lindeman, J.H.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is thought to play a central role in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) initiation. Doxycycline, a tetracycline analogue, has direct MMP-9-inhibiting properties in vitro, and it effectively suppresses AAA development in rodents. Observed inhibition of AAA progression, and contradictory findings in...
article 2009
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Kersten, S. (author), Lichtenstein, L. (author), Steenbergen, E. (author), Mudde, K. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Hesselink, M.K. (author), Schrauwen, P. (author), Müller, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE-: Plasma lipoprotein levels are determined by the balance between lipoprotein production and clearance. Recently, angiopoietin-like protein 4 (ANGPTL4) was uncovered as a novel endocrine factor that potently raises plasma triglyceride levels by inhibiting triglyceride clearance. However, very little is known about ANGPTL4 in human....
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van den Heuvel, E.G.H.M. (author), Muijs, T. (author), Brouns, F. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Consumption of fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) has been shown to improve mineral absorption in the short term, but no long-term effects were studied in girls with a low calcium intake. Therefore, we hypothesized that short- and long-term consumption of short-chain FOS (sc-FOS) improves calcium and magnesium absorption in girls with a low habitual...
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Kluft, C. (author), Meijer, P. (author), LaGuardia, K.D. (author), Fisher, A.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare effects of the transdermal contraceptive patch, a desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol (EE)-containing, monophasic combination oral contraceptive (COC) and a levonorgestrel/EE-containing, triphasic COC on hemostasis variables. Study Design: This was a randomized, open-label study of 104 young women who...
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Vermeulen, M. (author), Klöpping-Ketelaars, I.W.A.A. (author), van den Berg, R. (author), Vaes, W.H.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), KvL (author)
The aim of this study was to determine the bioavailability and kinetics of the supposed anticarcinogen sulforaphane, the hydrolysis product of glucoraphanin, from raw and cooked broccoli. Eight men consumed 200 g of crushed broccoli, raw or cooked, with a warm meal in a randomized, free-living, open cross-over trial. Higher amounts of...
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van der Pal, S.M. (author), Maguire, C.M. (author), Bruil, J. (author), le Cessie, S. (author), Wit, J.M. (author), Walther, F.J. (author), Veen, S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: In the context of a growing interest in developmental care (DC) this study explores the effect of the basic elements of DC and the additional effect of the individual approach of the Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of very preterm infants at 1...
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van Uffelen, J.G.Z. (author), Chinapaw, M.J.M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To examine the effects of aerobic exercise or vitamin B supplementation on cognitive function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Design: Randomised placebo-controlled trial. Setting: General community. Participants: Community-dwelling adults aged 70-80 with MCI. Interventions : The 152 participants were randomly...
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van Uffelen, J.G.Z. (author), Chin A Paw, M.J.M. (author), Hopman-Rock, M. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: To examine the effect of walking and vitamin B supplementation on quality-of-life (QoL) in community-dwelling adults with mild cognitive impairment. Methods: One year, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Participants were randomized to: (1) twice-weekly, group-based, moderate-intensity walking program (n = 77) or a light...
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van Doorn, M. (author), Vogels, J. (author), Tas, A. (author), van Hoogdalem, E.J. (author), Burggraaf, J. (author), Cohen, A. (author), van der Greef, J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aims: To explore the usefulness of metabolomics as a method to obtain a broad array of biomarkers for the pharmacological effects of rosiglitazone (RSG) in plasma and urine samples from patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and healthy volunteers (HVs). Additionally, we explored the differences in metabolite concentrations between T2DM...
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van Vliet, T. (author), Jacobs, R.G.J.M. (author), de Deckere, E. (author), van den Berg, H. (author), de Bree, A. (author), van der Put, N.M.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To determine the effect of folic acid, vitamin B6 and B12 fortified spreads on the blood concentrations of these vitamins and homocysteine. Design and setting: A 6-week randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, parallel trial carried out in a clinical research center. Subjects: One hundred and fifty healthy volunteers (50% males...
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Peeters, K.A.B.M. (author), Nordlee, J.A. (author), Penninks, A.H. (author), Chen, L. (author), Goodman, R.E. (author), Bruijnzeel-Koomen, C.A.F.M. (author), Hefle, S.L. (author), Taylor, S.L. (author), Knulst, A.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Reports of lupine allergy are increasing as its use in food products increases. Lupine allergy might be the consequence of cross-reactivity after sensitization to peanut or other legumes or de novo sensitization. Lupine allergens have not been completely characterized. Objectives: We sought to identify allergens associated with...
article 2007
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