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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 den Berg, J.F. (author), van Rooij, F.J.A. (author), Vos, H. (author), Tulen, J.H.M. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Miedema, H.M.E. (author), Neven, A.K. (author), Tiemeier, H. (author), TNO Bouw (author)
Sleep duration is an important concept in epidemiological studies. It characterizes a night's sleep or a person's sleep pattern, and is associated with numerous health outcomes. In most large studies, sleep duration is assessed with questionnaires or sleep diaries. As an alternative, actigraphy may be used, as it objectively measures sleep...
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van Dommelen, P. (author), Schuller, A. (author), Detmar, S. (author), van den Berg, B. (author), Groothuis-Oudshoorn, K. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To establish a model that estimates a preference-based measure (valuation) of social participation for children between 8 and 18 years of age from the Handicap Scale for Children (HSC), a validated questionnaire for children with a chronic illness. Methods: Vignettes of the HSC classification system were valued by a representative...
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van den Berg, B. (author), van Dommelen, P. (author), Stam, P. (author), Laske-Aldershof, T. (author), Buchmueller, T. (author), Schut, F.T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Legislation that came into effect in 2006 has dramatically altered the health insurance system in the Netherlands, placing greater emphasis on consumer choice and competition among insurers. The potential for such competition depends largely on consumer preferences for price and quality of service by insurers and quality of affiliated providers....
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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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Fabriek, B.O. (author), Møller, H.J. (author), Vloet, R.P.M. (author), van Winsen, L.M. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Teunissen, C.E. (author), Uitdehaag, B.M.J. (author), van den Berg, T.K. (author), Dijkstra, C.D. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The scavenger receptor CD163 is selectively expressed on tissue macrophages and human monocytes. CD163 has been implicated to play a role in the clearance of hemoglobin and in the regulation of cytokine production by macrophages. Membrane CD163 can be cleaved by matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) resulting in soluble CD163 (sCD163). In the present...
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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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Blom, W.A.M. (author), Lluch, A. (author), Vinoy, S. (author), Stafleu, A. (author), van den Berg, R. (author), Holst, J.J. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Distension and chemosensitization of the stomach are insufficient to induce a ghrelin response, suggesting that postgastric feedback is required. This postgastric feedback may be regulated through insulin. We investigated the relation between gastric emptying rate and the postprandial ghrelin response as well as the role of insulin and other...
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Vermeulen, M. (author), van den Berg, R. (author), Freidig, A.P. (author), van Bladeren, P.J. (author), Vaes, W.H.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
A high intake of cruciferous vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. This protective effect has been linked to isothiocyanates, enzymatic hydrolysis products of glucosinolates. In this study, the metabolic fate of glucosinolates and isothiocyanates after ingestion of 19 different cruciferous vegetables...
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Oudshoorn, J.H. (author), Lecluse, A.L.Y. (author), van den Berg, R. (author), Vaes, W.H.J. (author), van der Laag, J. (author), Houwen, R.H.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVES: Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an effective lipophilic antioxidant and protects against lipid peroxidation by scavenging radicals. Patients with cystic fibrosis generally have fat malabsorption; thus, we hypothesized that overall plasma CoQ10 concentration in pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis might be diminished. Because these...
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Manders, R.J. (author), Koopman, R. (author), Sluijsmans, W.E. (author), van den Berg, R. (author), Verbeek, K. (author), Saris, W.H. (author), Wagenmakers, A.J. (author), van Loon, L.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
This study examined postprandial plasma insulin and glucose responses after co-ingestion of an insulinotropic protein (Pro) hydrolysate with and without additional free leucine with a single bolus of carbohydrate (Cho). Male patients with long-standing Type 2 diabetes (n = 10) and healthy controls (n = 10) participated in 3 trials in which...
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de Jong, R.J. (author), Verwei, M. (author), West, C.E. (author), van Vliet, T. (author), Siebelink, E. (author), van den Berg, H. (author), Castenmiller, J.J.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate whether milk fortified with folic acid enhances the folate status of humans and whether the presence of folate-binding proteins (FBP) in pasteurised milk affects the bioavailability of folic acid from fortified milk. In untreated and pasteurised milk, folate occurs bound to FBP, while FBP is ...
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Verwei, M. (author), van den Berg, H. (author), Havenaar, R. (author), Groten, J.P. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Milk products are a potential matrix for fortification with synthetic folic acid or natural 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-CH 3-H4folate) to enhance the daily folate intake. In milk, folate occurs bound to folatebinding proteins (FBP). Our previous studies with an in vitro gastrointestinal model showed that 70% of the initial FBP...
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Hoppe, P.P. (author), Krämer, K. (author), van den Berg, H. (author), Steenge, G. (author), van Vliet, T. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
Background: Bioavailability studies with lycopene have focused on natural sources. A synthetic source has recently become available. Aim of the study: To determine the relative bioavailabilities of synthetic and tomato-based lycopene in free living volunteers in a single-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel trial. Methods: Three...
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Stahl, W. (author), van den Berg, H. (author), Arthur, J. (author), Bast, A. (author), Dainty, J. (author), Faulks, R.M. (author), Gärtner, C. (author), Haenen, G. (author), Hollman, P. (author), Holst, B. (author), Kelly, F.J. (author), Cristina Polidori, M. (author), Rice-Evans, C. (author), Southon, S. (author), van Vliet, T. (author), Viña-Ribes, J. (author), Williamson, G. (author), Astley, S.B. (author)
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Broekmans, W.M.R. (author), Klöpping-Ketelaars, I.A.A. (author), Schuurman, C.R.W.C. (author), Verhagen, H. (author), van den Berg, H. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), van Poppel, G. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
Observational epidemiologic studies have shown that a high consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a decreased risk of chronic diseases. Little is known about the bioavailability of constituents from vegetables and fruits and the effect of these constituents on markers for disease risk. Currently, the recommendation is to...
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Woutersen, R.A. (author), Wolterbeek, A.P.M. (author), Appel, M.J. (author), van den Berg, H. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), Feron, V.J. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
The safety of β-carotene was reassessed by evaluating the relevant literature on the beneficial and adverse effects of β-carotene on cancer and, in particular, by evaluating the results of toxicity studies. β- Carotene appeared neither genotoxic nor reprotoxic or teratogenic, and no signs of organ toxicity have been found in subacute, subchronic...
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te Velthuis - Wierik, E.J.M. (author), Kluft, C. (author), van den Berg, H. (author), Weststrate, J.A. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
A high fat intake has been associated with the high prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in most Western countries. Consumption of reduced-fat products might reduce fat intake and beneficially affect markers of CHD risk. Therefore, the effects of 6 months of realistic consumption of reduced-fat products on energy and fat intake,...
article 1996
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te Velthuis- Wierik, E.J.M. (author), van den Berg, H. (author), Weststrate, J.A. (author), van het Hof, K.H. (author), de Graaf, C. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
Objective: Dietary fat intake is higher than recommended in most western countries and is associated with the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, obesity and cancer. The growing public concern about the adverse effects of a high fat intake has led to an increased availability of 'reduced-fat' products. Consumption of reduced-fat products...
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van den Berg, H. (author), Hulshof, K.F.A.M. (author), Deslypere, J.P. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Objective: To assess the distribution of dietary vitamin A intake among Dutch women aged 16-50 and among pregnant women, and to evaluate the effect of the use of a vitamin A (1200 RE) containing multivitamin supplement in terms of nutritional and teratogenic risk. Study design: Data from the 2nd Dutch national food consumption survey (1992) were...
article 1996
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