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van den Elzen, A.P. (author), Sierksma, A. (author), Oren, A. (author), Vos, L.E. (author), Witteman, J.C. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Hendriks, H.F. (author), Uiterwaal, C.S. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Moderate alcohol consumption has been shown to protect against cardiovascular disease. Aortic stiffness can be regarded as a marker of cardiovascular disease risk. Previously we have shown an inverse to J-shaped association between alcohol intake and aortic stiffness in middle-aged and elderly men and postmenopausal women. Objective:...
article 2005
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Beulens, J.W.J. (author), Sierksma, A. (author), Schaafsma, G. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Struys, E.A. (author), Jakobs, C. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Because plasma homocysteine (tHcy) is considered an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and associated with alcohol consumption, the authors investigated the effect of moderate alcohol consumption on kinetics of plasma tHcy...
article 2005
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Sierksma, A. (author), Sarkola, T. (author), Eriksson, C.J.P. (author), van der Gaag, M.S. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
Background: Moderate alcohol consumption is inversely associated with cardiovascular diseases. Changes in hormone levels might in part help explain the positive health effect. This study was performed to examine the effect of moderate alcohol consumption on plasma dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), testosterone, and estradiol levels....
article 2004
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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...
article 2004
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Beulens, J.W.J. (author), Sierksma, A. (author), van Tol, A. (author), Fournier, N. (author), van Gent, T. (author), Paul, J.L. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
Moderate alcohol consumption increases HDL cholesterol, which is involved in reverse cholesterol transport (RCT). The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of moderate alcohol consumption on cholesterol efflux, using J774 mouse macrophages and Fu5AH cells, and on other parameters in the RCT pathway. Twenty-three healthy men (45-65...
article 2004
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Sierksma, A. (author), Muller, M. (author), van der Schouw, Y.T. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), TNO Voeding Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Objective: Moderate alcohol consumption has been proposed to be anti-atherogenic and protect against coronary heart disease. Arterial stiffness provides a summary measure of atherosclerotic arterial damage and cardiovascular risk. A vascular protective effect of moderate alcohol consumption would be reflected in an inverse association between...
article 2004
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Markus, C.R. (author), Sierksma, A. (author), Verbeek, C. (author), van Rooijen, J.J.M. (author), Patel, H.J. (author), Brand, A.N. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
Brain serotonin (5-HT) synthesis is controlled by nutrients that influence the availability of plasma tryptophan (Trp) as compared with the sum of the other large neutral amino acids (LNAA; Trp:LNAA). Alcohol consumption is found to change mood and performance and this might well be due to alterations in the plasma Trp:LNAA ratio and brain 5-HT....
article 2004
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Sillanaukee, P. (author), van der Gaag, M.S. (author), Sierksma, A. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Strid, N. (author), Pönniö, M. (author), Nikkari, S.T. (author)
Background: There are only limited data obtained under well controlled conditions on the effects of moderate drinking on markers of alcohol use disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of moderate intake of different alcoholic beverages on these markers, including carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT), sialic acid (SA),...
article 2003
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Sierksma, A. (author), van der Gaag, M.S. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author)
1. The present study investigated the acute and chronic effect of dinner with alcoholic beverages on serum nitric oxide (NO) metabolites, namely nitrate and nitrite (NOx), in 11 healthy, non-smoking middle-aged men. 2. In a randomized, diet-controlled, cross-over trial, subjects consumed dinner with four glasses of red wine, beer, spirits (Dutch...
article 2003
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Sierksma, A. (author), van der Gaag, M.S. (author), Kluft, C. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
Objective: To evaluate the effect of moderate alcohol consumption on the acute phase proteins C-reactive protein and fibrinogen. Design: Randomized, diet-controlled, cross-over study. Setting: The study was performed at TNO Nutrition and Food Research, Zeist, The Netherlands. Subjects: Ten middle-aged men and 10 postmenopausal women, all...
article 2002
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Sierksma, A. (author), van der Gaag, M.S. (author), van Tol, A. (author), James, R.W. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Background: The inverse association between moderate drinking and coronary heart disease mortality is well established. This study was performed to investigate the kinetics of the alcohol-induced increases in apo A-1, HDL cholesterol, and paraoxonase (PON) activity, as well as to study whether the alcohol-induced increases in PON activity differ...
article 2002
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