I Sioen

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Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Importance of seafood as nutrient source in the diet of Belgian adolescents
    I Sioen
    Department of Public Health, and Department of Food Safety and Food Quality, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Hum Nutr Diet 20:580-9. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Associations Between Body Composition and Bone Health in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review
    I Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, UZ 4K3, De Pintelaan 185, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Calcif Tissue Int 99:557-577. 2016
  3. pmc The influence of dairy consumption, sedentary behaviour and physical activity on bone mass in Flemish children: a cross-sectional study
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, 4K3, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 15:717. 2015
  4. pmc Neurobehavioral function and low-level exposure to brominated flame retardants in adolescents: a cross-sectional study
    Michał Kiciński
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Environ Health 11:86. 2012
  5. pmc Children's Body composition and Stress - the ChiBS study: aims, design, methods, population and participation characteristics
    Nathalie Michels
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, 2 blok A, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Arch Public Health 70:17. 2012
  6. pmc Dietary exposure assessments for children in europe (the EXPOCHI project): rationale, methods and design
    Inge Huybrechts
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    Arch Public Health 69:4. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Prenatal exposure to environmental contaminants and behavioural problems at age 7-8years
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium Research Foundation Flanders, Brussels, Belgium
    Environ Int 59:225-31. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Dietary intake and food sources of total and individual polyunsaturated fatty acids in the Belgian population over 15 years old
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Lipids 48:729-38. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Determinants of vitamin D status in young children: results from the Belgian arm of the IDEFICS (Identification and Prevention of Dietary- and Lifestyle-Induced Health Effects in Children and Infants) Study
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, UZ 2 Blok A, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 15:1093-9. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Phthalates dietary exposure and food sources for Belgian preschool children and adults
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, UZ 2 Blok A, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Int 48:102-8. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint Importance of seafood as nutrient source in the diet of Belgian adolescents
    I Sioen
    Department of Public Health, and Department of Food Safety and Food Quality, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Hum Nutr Diet 20:580-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the importance of seafood as a nutrient source in adolescents' diet and the extent to which seafood consumption can increase the intake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin D...
  2. ncbi request reprint Associations Between Body Composition and Bone Health in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review
    I Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, UZ 4K3, De Pintelaan 185, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Calcif Tissue Int 99:557-577. 2016
    ....
  3. pmc The influence of dairy consumption, sedentary behaviour and physical activity on bone mass in Flemish children: a cross-sectional study
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, 4K3, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Public Health 15:717. 2015
    ..Moreover, we investigated whether there was an interaction effect between dairy consumption and SB or PA on BMC and aBMD...
  4. pmc Neurobehavioral function and low-level exposure to brominated flame retardants in adolescents: a cross-sectional study
    Michał Kiciński
    Centre for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    Environ Health 11:86. 2012
    ..Although the first reports of detrimental neurobehavioral effects in rodents appeared more than ten years ago, human data are sparse...
  5. pmc Children's Body composition and Stress - the ChiBS study: aims, design, methods, population and participation characteristics
    Nathalie Michels
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, 2 blok A, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Arch Public Health 70:17. 2012
    ..In this regard, the ChiBS study (Children's Body composition and Stress) was designed at the Ghent University. Within this paper, we describe the aims, design, methods, participation and population characteristics of the ChiBS study...
  6. pmc Dietary exposure assessments for children in europe (the EXPOCHI project): rationale, methods and design
    Inge Huybrechts
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    Arch Public Health 69:4. 2011
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Prenatal exposure to environmental contaminants and behavioural problems at age 7-8years
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium Research Foundation Flanders, Brussels, Belgium
    Environ Int 59:225-31. 2013
    ..These results indicate that the presence of environmental contaminants influences the mental health of the next generation. ..
  8. doi request reprint Dietary intake and food sources of total and individual polyunsaturated fatty acids in the Belgian population over 15 years old
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Lipids 48:729-38. 2013
    ..To fill the gap between the intake and recommendation of total PUFA, and in particular omega-3 PUFA, sustainable strategies and efficient consumer communication strategies will be needed...
  9. doi request reprint Determinants of vitamin D status in young children: results from the Belgian arm of the IDEFICS (Identification and Prevention of Dietary- and Lifestyle-Induced Health Effects in Children and Infants) Study
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, UZ 2 Blok A, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 15:1093-9. 2012
    ..To describe the vitamin D status of Belgian children and examine the influence of non-nutritional determinants, in particular of anthropometric variables...
  10. doi request reprint Phthalates dietary exposure and food sources for Belgian preschool children and adults
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, UZ 2 Blok A, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Int 48:102-8. 2012
    ..g. mouthing of toys). Bread was the most important contributor to the DEHP intake and this may deserve further exploration, since the origin of this phthalate in bread remains unclear...
  11. doi request reprint Relationship between markers of body fat and calcaneal bone stiffness differs between preschool and primary school children: results from the IDEFICS baseline survey
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Calcif Tissue Int 91:276-85. 2012
    ..Fat-free mass may confound the association in primary school children but not in preschool children. Muscle mass may therefore be an important determinant of bone stiffness...
  12. doi request reprint The influence of n-3 PUFA supplements and n-3 PUFA enriched foods on the n-3 LC PUFA intake of Flemish women
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, UZ 2 Blok A, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Lipids 45:313-20. 2010
    ..Only 11.6% of the population sample reached an intake level of 500 mg EPA&DHA per day. The study showed that other strategies will be needed to increase the EPA&DHA intake in the long term...
  13. doi request reprint Harmonisation of food categorisation systems for dietary exposure assessments among European children
    M De Neve
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess 27:1639-51. 2010
    ..The work done and the problems encountered in this project can be of interest for future projects in which food consumption data will be collected on a pan-European level and used for common exposure assessments...
  14. doi request reprint Consumption of plant sterols in Belgium: consumption patterns of plant sterol-enriched foods in Flanders, Belgium
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Br J Nutr 105:911-8. 2011
    ..Efficient communication tools are needed to inform consumers better about the target group of PS-enriched products, the advised dose per day and alternative dietary strategies to lower the blood cholesterol level...
  15. doi request reprint Consumption of plant sterols in Belgium: estimated intakes and sources of naturally occurring plant sterols and β-carotene
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Br J Nutr 105:960-6. 2011
    ..The main food source of naturally occurring plant sterols was bread and other cereal products. For β-carotene, the main food source was vegetables...
  16. doi request reprint Comparison of the nutritional-toxicological conflict related to seafood consumption in different regions worldwide
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, UZ 2 Blok A, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 55:219-28. 2009
    ..In contrast, when using less stringent guidance values relevant for non-sensitive subpopulations, the results show that the benefits of increased seafood consumption outweigh the risks...
  17. doi request reprint Effect of ALA-enriched food supply on cardiovascular risk factors in males
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Ghent University, UZ 2 Blok A, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Lipids 44:603-11. 2009
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Evaluation of the exposure methodology for risk-benefit assessment of seafood consumption
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Chemosphere 73:1582-8. 2008
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Probabilistic intake assessment of polybrominated diphenyl ethers and omega-3 fatty acids through fish consumption
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Food Safety and Food Quality, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Mol Nutr Food Res 52:250-7. 2008
    ..In conclusion, the methodology presented in the paper allows balancing benefits and risks related to fish consumption...
  20. doi request reprint Fish consumption is a safe solution to increase the intake of long-chain n-3 fatty acids
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, UZ 2 Blok A, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 11:1107-16. 2008
    ..Also, the contribution of margarines enriched with LC n-3 PUFA was assessed...
  21. ncbi request reprint Probabilistic intake assessment of multiple compounds as a tool to quantify the nutritional-toxicological conflict related to seafood consumption
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, UZ 2 Blok A, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Chemosphere 71:1056-66. 2008
    ..In contrast, for dioxin-like compounds the tolerable daily intake is reached by people with high seafood consumption...
  22. doi request reprint The relationship between paediatric calcaneal quantitative ultrasound measurements and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and DXA with laser (DXL) as well as body composition
    I Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Belgium
    Int J Obes (Lond) 35:S125-30. 2011
    ..However, the validity of QUS in the measurement of bone health and the relationship between QUS output and body composition have not been assessed in very young children...
  23. ncbi request reprint n-6 and n-3 PUFA intakes of pre-school children in Flanders, Belgium
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, UZ 2 Blok A, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Br J Nutr 98:819-25. 2007
    ..Furthermore, the replacement of meat products rich in SFA by poultry would increase the arachidonic acid intake. As well, fatty fish consumption needs to be increased, as it is a rich source of long-chain n-3 PUFA...
  24. ncbi request reprint Dietary intakes and food sources of fatty acids for Belgian women, focused on n-6 and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
    Isabelle A Sioen
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Lipids 41:415-22. 2006
    ..The main sources of long-chain PUFA were fish and seafood, and meat, poultry, and eggs. From a public health perspective, it seems desirable to tackle the problem of low n-3 PUFA intake...
  25. doi request reprint PCDD/Fs and dioxin-like PCBs in home-produced eggs from Belgium: levels, contamination sources and health risks
    I Van Overmeire
    Scientific Institute of Public Health, J Wytsmanstraat, 14, B 1050, Brussels, Belgium
    Sci Total Environ 407:4419-29. 2009
    ..The consumers of the analysed eggs attained 5-79% of the tolerable weekly intake (TWI) of 14 pg TEQ/kg bw for dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs by exposure to their home-produced eggs only...
  26. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of benefits and risks related to seafood consumption
    I Sioen
    Department of Public Health Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, UZ 2 Blok A, De Pintelaan 185, Be Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent
    Verh K Acad Geneeskd Belg 69:249-89. 2007
    ..It is important to add that no other dietary sources of dioxin-like compounds were taken into account in this assessment...
  27. doi request reprint Dietary sources and sociodemographic and economic factors affecting vitamin D and calcium intakes in Flemish preschoolers
    I Huybrechts
    Unit Nutrition and Food Safety, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Eur J Clin Nutr 65:1039-47. 2011
    ..This study aims to investigate dietary sources of calcium and vitamin D intake, and its associated sociodemographic, economic and lifestyle factors among preschoolers...
  28. doi request reprint Assessment of the chemical contamination in home-produced eggs in Belgium: general overview of the CONTEGG study
    I Van Overmeire
    Scientific Institute of Public Health J Wytsmanstraat 14, B 1050, Brussels, Belgium
    Sci Total Environ 407:4403-10. 2009
    ..Therefore, measures to limit their contamination in eggs, produced by hens of private owners, were proposed and deserve further attention...
  29. doi request reprint Exposure assessment within a Total Diet Study: a comparison of the use of the pan-European classification system FoodEx-1 with national food classification systems
    Y Akhandaf
    Department of Public Health, UGent, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium Electronic address
    Food Chem Toxicol 78:221-9. 2015
    ..FoodEx-1 proved to be a valuable hierarchic classification system in order to harmonise exposure assessment based on existing TDS results throughout Europe. ..
  30. doi request reprint A semi-probabilistic modelling approach for the estimation of dietary exposure to phthalates in the Belgian adult population
    T Fierens
    Flemish Institute for Technological Research VITO, Boeretang 200, B 2400 Mol, Belgium Ghent University, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium Electronic address
    Environ Int 73:117-27. 2014
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Children's morning and evening salivary cortisol: pattern, instruction compliance and sampling confounders
    N Michels
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Horm Res Paediatr 77:27-35. 2012
    ..Yet, there is no consensus on reference concentrations, awakening response, guideline compliance and contribution of sampling factors to the variation in children's salivary cortisol levels...
  32. ncbi request reprint Nutritional-toxicological conflict of fish consumption: a tool for combined intake assessment
    Isabelle Sioen
    Department of Food Safety and Food Quality, Ghent University Coupure Links 653, BE 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci 71:263-6. 2006
  33. ncbi request reprint Probabilistic approach to polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) exposure through eel consumption in recreational fishermen vs. the general population
    M Bilau
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, UZ 2 Blok A, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Food Addit Contam 24:1386-93. 2007
    ..The Flemish catch-and-release obligation for eel, established in 2002, should be maintained and supervised (more) carefully...
  34. ncbi request reprint Perceived importance of sustainability and ethics related to fish: a consumer behavior perspective
    Wim Verbeke
    Department of Agricultural Economics, Ghent University, Belgium
    Ambio 36:580-5. 2007
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Consumer perception versus scientific evidence about health benefits and safety risks from fish consumption
    Wim Verbeke
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Public Health Nutr 8:422-9. 2005
    ..To investigate the gap between consumer perception and scientific evidence related to health benefits and safety risks from fish consumption...
  36. doi request reprint Communicating risks and benefits from fish consumption: impact on Belgian consumers' perception and intention to eat fish
    Wim Verbeke
    Department of Agricultural Economics, Ghent University, Belgium
    Risk Anal 28:951-67. 2008
    ..The results from this study provide valuable insights for future risk/benefit and balanced communication about seafood...
  37. doi request reprint Consuming organic versus conventional vegetables: the effect on nutrient and contaminant intakes
    Christine Hoefkens
    Department of Food Safety and Food Quality, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Food Chem Toxicol 48:3058-66. 2010
    ..The general higher vegetable consumption of organic compared to conventional consumers outweighs usually the role of differences in nutrient and contaminant concentrations between organic and conventional vegetables...
  38. doi request reprint Transfer of eight phthalates through the milk chain--a case study
    T Fierens
    Flemish Institute for Technological Research VITO, Boeretang 200, B 2400 Mol, Belgium
    Environ Int 51:1-7. 2013
    ..At industry and retail level, contact materials including packaging materials were additional contamination sources for phthalates in milk and dairy products...
  39. doi request reprint Body fat evolution as predictor of retinal microvasculature in children
    C J C van Aart
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Obes (Lond) . 2016
    ..International Journal of Obesity accepted article preview online, 23 December 2016. doi:10.1038/ijo.2016.226...
  40. doi request reprint Endocrine actions of pesticides measured in the Flemish environment and health studies (FLEHS I and II)
    K Croes
    Department of Analytical, Environmental and Geo Chemistry AMGC, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050, Brussels, Belgium
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 22:14589-99. 2015
    ..These results show that even exposure to relatively low concentrations of pesticides can have significant influences on hormone levels and the degree of sexual maturation in 14-15-year-old adolescents...
  41. doi request reprint Establishing a food list for a Total Diet Study: how does food consumption of specific subpopulations need to be considered?
    Y Akhandaf
    a Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess 32:9-24. 2015
    ..g. children, women of child-bearing age and vegetarians. This lowers the effort when performing a TDS. ..
  42. doi request reprint Modelling the environmental transfer of phthalates and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans into agricultural products: the EN-forc model
    T Fierens
    Flemish Institute for Technological Research VITO, Boeretang 200, B 2400 Mol, Belgium Ghent University, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Ghent, Belgium Electronic address
    Environ Res 133:282-93. 2014
    ..In a next step, the modelling framework of EN-forc will be extended in order to be able to predict human dietary exposure to organic chemicals like phthalates and dioxins. ..
  43. doi request reprint Effect of cooking at home on the levels of eight phthalates in foods
    T Fierens
    Flemish Institute for Technological Research VITO, Boeretang 200, B 2400 Mol, Belgium
    Food Chem Toxicol 50:4428-35. 2012
    ..In conclusion, cooking at home definitely affected phthalate concentrations in foods and thus needs to be considered in order to correctly assess humans' dietary exposure to these contaminants...
  44. doi request reprint Phthalates in Belgian cow's milk and the role of feed and other contamination pathways at farm level
    T Fierens
    Flemish Institute for Technological Research VITO, Boeretang 200, B 2400 Mol, Belgium
    Food Chem Toxicol 50:2945-53. 2012
    ..Concentrations observed in this study confirm the decreasing trend of DEHP in European cow's milk owing to the substitution of DEHP by other plasticisers...
  45. doi request reprint Analysis of phthalates in food products and packaging materials sold on the Belgian market
    T Fierens
    Flemish Institute for Technological Research, VITO, Boeretang 200, B 2400 Mol, Belgium
    Food Chem Toxicol 50:2575-83. 2012
    ..Moreover, DEHP was the most abundant phthalate compound, followed by DiBP, DnBP and BBP. This survey is part of the PHTAL project, which is the first project that discusses phthalate contamination on the Belgian food market...