Marga B M Bekkers

Summary

Affiliation: National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. doi Waist circumference, BMI, and lung function in 8-year-old children: the PIAMA birth cohort study
    Marga B M Bekkers
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences IRAS, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Pediatr Pulmonol 48:674-82. 2013
  2. pmc BMI and waist circumference; cross-sectional and prospective associations with blood pressure and cholesterol in 12-year-olds
    Marga B M Bekkers
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e51801. 2012
  3. doi Maternal use of folic acid supplements during pregnancy, and childhood respiratory health and atopy
    Marga B M Bekkers
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur Respir J 39:1468-74. 2012
  4. doi Childhood overweight and asthma symptoms, the role of pro-inflammatory proteins
    M B M Bekkers
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Clin Exp Allergy 42:95-103. 2012
  5. doi Parental reported compared with measured waist circumference in 8-year-old children
    Marga B M Bekkers
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e78-86. 2011
  6. pmc Early-life determinants of total and HDL cholesterol concentrations in 8-year-old children; the PIAMA birth cohort study
    Marga B M Bekkers
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 6:e25533. 2011
  7. ncbi Time in bed, sleep quality and associations with cardiometabolic markers in children: the Prevention and Incidence of Asthma and Mite Allergy birth cohort study
    Nina E Berentzen
    Center for Nutrition, Prevention, and Health Services, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Sleep Res 23:3-12. 2014

Detail Information

Publications7

  1. doi Waist circumference, BMI, and lung function in 8-year-old children: the PIAMA birth cohort study
    Marga B M Bekkers
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences IRAS, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Pediatr Pulmonol 48:674-82. 2013
    ..Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) may be associated with lung function in children, as observed in adults...
  2. pmc BMI and waist circumference; cross-sectional and prospective associations with blood pressure and cholesterol in 12-year-olds
    Marga B M Bekkers
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e51801. 2012
    ..We studied associations between BMI and WC and blood pressure (BP) and cholesterol in 12-year-old children and prospectively changes in BMI or WC status between age 8 and 12 years and BP and cholesterol at age 12...
  3. doi Maternal use of folic acid supplements during pregnancy, and childhood respiratory health and atopy
    Marga B M Bekkers
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur Respir J 39:1468-74. 2012
    ..Apart from a small increased risk of early wheeze, we observed no adverse respiratory or allergic outcomes associated with pre-natal FACSs exposure in our study population...
  4. doi Childhood overweight and asthma symptoms, the role of pro-inflammatory proteins
    M B M Bekkers
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Clin Exp Allergy 42:95-103. 2012
    ..Systemic inflammation is suggested as a mechanism by which overweight might induce asthma. However, few studies have linked childhood overweight, inflammation and asthma...
  5. doi Parental reported compared with measured waist circumference in 8-year-old children
    Marga B M Bekkers
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e78-86. 2011
    ..In this study the agreement between parental reported and measured WC in 8-year-old children was investigated and compared with the agreement between parental reported and measured body mass index (BMI)...
  6. pmc Early-life determinants of total and HDL cholesterol concentrations in 8-year-old children; the PIAMA birth cohort study
    Marga B M Bekkers
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 6:e25533. 2011
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  7. ncbi Time in bed, sleep quality and associations with cardiometabolic markers in children: the Prevention and Incidence of Asthma and Mite Allergy birth cohort study
    Nina E Berentzen
    Center for Nutrition, Prevention, and Health Services, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Sleep Res 23:3-12. 2014
    ..Therefore, we consider it premature to propose that improved sleep could reduce cardiovascular risk during childhood...