D Kromhout

Summary

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

Publications

  1. ncbi Dietary fiber intake in relation to coronary heart disease and all-cause mortality over 40 y: the Zutphen Study
    Martinette T Streppel
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, and the Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:1119-25. 2008
  2. ncbi Serum cholesterol in cross-cultural perspective. The Seven Countries Study
    D Kromhout
    Division of Public Health Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Acta Cardiol 54:155-8. 1999
  3. ncbi Physical activity and dietary fiber determine population body fat levels: the Seven Countries Study
    D Kromhout
    Division of Public Health Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25:301-6. 2001
  4. ncbi Diet and cardiovascular diseases
    D Kromhout
    Division of Public Health Research, National Institute of Public Health and Environment, P O Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Nutr Health Aging 5:144-9. 2001
  5. ncbi Epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases in Europe
    D Kromhout
    Division of Public Health Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 4:441-57. 2001
  6. ncbi Prevention of coronary heart disease by diet and lifestyle: evidence from prospective cross-cultural, cohort, and intervention studies
    Daan Kromhout
    Division of Public Health Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Circulation 105:893-8. 2002
  7. ncbi Saturated fat, vitamin C and smoking predict long-term population all-cause mortality rates in the Seven Countries Study
    D Kromhout
    Division of Public Health Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Epidemiol 29:260-5. 2000
  8. ncbi Primordial prevention of cardiovascular disease risk in The Netherlands
    D Kromhout
    Division of Public Health Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 29:S106-10. 1999
  9. ncbi Fatty acids, antioxidants, and coronary heart disease from an epidemiological perspective
    D Kromhout
    Division of Public Health Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Lipids 34:S27-31. 1999
  10. ncbi Fruit and vegetable consumption and cancer mortality in the Caerphilly Study
    M G Hertog
    Department of Chronic Diseases and Environmental Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 5:673-7. 1996

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  1. ncbi Dietary fiber intake in relation to coronary heart disease and all-cause mortality over 40 y: the Zutphen Study
    Martinette T Streppel
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, and the Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:1119-25. 2008
    ..Little is known about the effects of dietary fiber intake on long-term mortality...
  2. ncbi Serum cholesterol in cross-cultural perspective. The Seven Countries Study
    D Kromhout
    Division of Public Health Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Acta Cardiol 54:155-8. 1999
    ..Not only dietary cholesterol but also different fatty acids and antioxidants play a role in the genesis of atherosclerosis...
  3. ncbi Physical activity and dietary fiber determine population body fat levels: the Seven Countries Study
    D Kromhout
    Division of Public Health Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25:301-6. 2001
    ..A global epidemic of obesity is developing. Current prevalence rates are about 20-25% in American adults and 15-20% in Europeans...
  4. ncbi Diet and cardiovascular diseases
    D Kromhout
    Division of Public Health Research, National Institute of Public Health and Environment, P O Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Nutr Health Aging 5:144-9. 2001
    ..It can be concluded that a diet low in saturated and trans fatty acids and rich in plant foods in combination with regular fish consumption is associated with a low risk of cardiovascular mortality...
  5. ncbi Epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases in Europe
    D Kromhout
    Division of Public Health Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 4:441-57. 2001
    ..It can be concluded that a diet low in saturated and trans fatty acids and rich in plant foods in combination with regular fish consumption is associated with a low risk of cardiovascular mortality...
  6. ncbi Prevention of coronary heart disease by diet and lifestyle: evidence from prospective cross-cultural, cohort, and intervention studies
    Daan Kromhout
    Division of Public Health Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Circulation 105:893-8. 2002
  7. ncbi Saturated fat, vitamin C and smoking predict long-term population all-cause mortality rates in the Seven Countries Study
    D Kromhout
    Division of Public Health Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Epidemiol 29:260-5. 2000
    ..The Seven Countries Study has shown that population mortality rates for various chronic diseases are related to diet and smoking. This paper addresses the associations between diet, smoking and 25-year all-cause mortality...
  8. ncbi Primordial prevention of cardiovascular disease risk in The Netherlands
    D Kromhout
    Division of Public Health Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 29:S106-10. 1999
    ..This percentage increases sharply after age 65. Health policy for primordial prevention of CVD in The Netherlands is aimed at reduction of smoking prevalence, improvement of dietary habits, and promotion of physical activity...
  9. ncbi Fatty acids, antioxidants, and coronary heart disease from an epidemiological perspective
    D Kromhout
    Division of Public Health Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Lipids 34:S27-31. 1999
    ..These results suggest that a diet low in saturated fat and rich in antioxidants in combination with no smoking is associated with low CHD risk...
  10. ncbi Fruit and vegetable consumption and cancer mortality in the Caerphilly Study
    M G Hertog
    Department of Chronic Diseases and Environmental Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 5:673-7. 1996
    ..5; 95% CI, 0.3-1.0). Consumption of vegetables and particularly the consumption of fruit could considerably lower the risk of dying from cancer in middle-aged men...
  11. ncbi Adherence to the European Code Against Cancer in relation to long-term cancer mortality: intercohort comparisons from the Seven Countries Study
    M C Ocke
    Department of Chronic Disease and Environmental Epidemiology, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Nutr Cancer 30:14-20. 1998
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  12. ncbi Consumption of plant foods and stomach cancer mortality in the seven countries study. Is grain consumption a risk factor? Seven Countries Study Research Group
    M C Jansen
    Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Nutr Cancer 34:49-55. 1999
    ..However, because adjustment could only be limited in this study, high intake of refined grains may just reflect the deleterious effect of a diet low in fruits or other characteristics associated with low fruit consumption...
  13. ncbi Catechin intake and associated dietary and lifestyle factors in a representative sample of Dutch men and women
    I C Arts
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 55:76-81. 2001
    ..Catechins are the major components of tea, but they are present in many other plant foods as well...
  14. ncbi Physical activity modulates the effect of a lipoprotein lipase mutation (D9N) on plasma lipids and lipoproteins
    J M Boer
    Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Clin Genet 56:158-63. 1999
    ..In conclusion, a common variant of the LPL gene (D9N) adversely affects plasma lipid and lipoprotein profiles. However, the unfavorable consequences may be counteracted by physical activity...
  15. ncbi Cerebrovascular disease, the apolipoprotein e4 allele, and cognitive decline in a community-based study of elderly men
    S Kalmijn
    Department of Chronic Diseases and Environmental Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands
    Stroke 27:2230-5. 1996
    ..Cerebrovascular disease and the apolipoprotein e4 (APOE*4) allele are both important risk factors for cognitive decline. We investigated the combined effect of APOE*4 and cerebrovascular disease on cognitive decline...
  16. ncbi Alcohol consumption in relation to 20-year COPD mortality and pulmonary function in middle-aged men from three European countries
    C Tabak
    Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Epidemiology 12:239-45. 2001
    ..In conclusion, we observed a U-shaped curve between alcohol consumption and 20-year chronic obstructive pulmonary disease mortality in middle-aged men that was supported by cross-sectional data on alcohol and pulmonary function...
  17. ncbi Cohort analysis of fruit and vegetable consumption and lung cancer mortality in European men
    M C Jansen
    Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 92:913-8. 2001
    ..In conclusion, in this prospective analysis among European smoking men, fruit intake was inversely related to lung cancer mortality. This association was confined to heavy cigarette smokers...
  18. ncbi Decline in cognitive functioning is associated with a higher mortality risk
    B M Van Gelder
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Neuroepidemiology 28:93-100. 2007
    ..This study investigates the association between 5-year change in cognitive functioning and subsequent mortality...
  19. ncbi Coffee consumption is inversely associated with cognitive decline in elderly European men: the FINE Study
    B M Van Gelder
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 61:226-32. 2007
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  20. ncbi Catechin intake might explain the inverse relation between tea consumption and ischemic heart disease: the Zutphen Elderly Study
    I C Arts
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Division of Public Health Research, Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, Bilthoven, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 74:227-32. 2001
    ..Catechins, which belong to the flavonoid family, are the main components of tea and may be responsible for the alleged protective effect. Taking catechin sources other than tea into account might clarify the reported associations...
  21. ncbi Diet and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: independent beneficial effects of fruits, whole grains, and alcohol (the MORGEN study)
    C Tabak
    Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Clin Exp Allergy 31:747-55. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest independent beneficial effects of fruits, whole grains and alcohol on COPD that are largely additive and cannot be explained by smoking habits...
  22. ncbi Prevalence of morbidity and multimorbidity in elderly male populations and their impact on 10-year all-cause mortality: The FINE study (Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Elderly)
    A Menotti
    Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:680-6. 2001
    ..In these elderly men prevalent morbidity and comorbidity was relatively common and it explained a large proportion of excess in all-cause mortality in 10 years of follow-up...
  23. ncbi Association between B vitamin intake and plasma homocysteine concentration in the general Dutch population aged 20-65 y
    A de Bree
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Bilthoven, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 73:1027-33. 2001
    ..An elevated plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) concentration is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. Folate, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, and vitamin B-12 are essential in homocysteine metabolism...
  24. ncbi Lipid profiles reflecting high and low risk for coronary heart disease: contribution of apolipoprotein E polymorphism and lifestyle
    J M Boer
    Department of Chronic Disease and Environmental Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Atherosclerosis 136:395-402. 1998
    ..Our results suggest that both modifiable factors and the apolipoprotein E polymorphism contribute to a lipid profile, reflecting low, average and high risk for coronary heart disease, but effects may be gender-specific...
  25. ncbi Non-response bias in a study of cardiovascular diseases, functional status and self-rated health among elderly men
    N Hoeymans
    Department of Chronic Diseases and Environmental Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Age Ageing 27:35-40. 1998
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  26. ncbi Lifestyle factors and plasma homocysteine concentrations in a general population sample
    A de Bree
    Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 154:150-4. 2001
    ..1- to 1.7-micromol/liter change in plasma total homocysteine level. The authors conclude that lifestyle changes could result in a public-health-relevant change in plasma total homocysteine concentrations...
  27. ncbi Physical activity in relation to cognitive decline in elderly men: the FINE Study
    B M Van Gelder
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, PO Box 1, Internal Postal Code 101, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Neurology 63:2316-21. 2004
    ..Physical activity may be associated with better cognition...
  28. ncbi Dietary fiber and plant foods in relation to colorectal cancer mortality: the Seven Countries Study
    M C Jansen
    Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 81:174-9. 1999
    ..It appears that fiber intake best indicates the part of plant food consumption, including whole grains, that is relevant for lowering colorectal cancer risk...
  29. ncbi Diet and 20-year chronic obstructive pulmonary disease mortality in middle-aged men from three European countries
    I C Walda
    Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 56:638-43. 2002
    ..To investigate the relation of baseline antioxidant, fruit, vegetable and fish intake with 20 y chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mortality in middle-aged men from three European countries...
  30. ncbi Trends in total and high density lipoprotein cholesterol and their determinants in The Netherlands between 1993 and 1997
    S Houterman
    Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Epidemiol 30:1063-70. 2001
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  31. ncbi Cardiovascular risk factors and 10-year all-cause mortality in elderly European male populations; the FINE study. Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Elderly
    A Menotti
    Division of Public Health Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 22:573-9. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: In these elderly men only age, smoking habits and heart rate were consistently associated with all-cause mortality...
  32. ncbi Association between trans fatty acid intake and 10-year risk of coronary heart disease in the Zutphen Elderly Study: a prospective population-based study
    C M Oomen
    Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Lancet 357:746-51. 2001
    ..We investigated this relation in a Dutch population with a fairly high trans fatty acid intake, including trans fatty acids from partly hydrogenated fish oils...
  33. ncbi Prospective investigation of emotional control and cancer risk in men (the Zutphen Elderly Study) (The Netherlands)
    M A Tijhuis
    Department for Chronic Diseases Epidemiology CZE, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Cancer Causes Control 11:589-95. 2000
    ..Emotional control is hypothesized to increase cancer incidence and cancer mortality risk. We tested the hypothesis prospectively on all cancers in elderly men...
  34. ncbi Antioxidant flavonols and ischemic heart disease in a Welsh population of men: the Caerphilly Study
    M G Hertog
    Department of Chronic Diseases and Environmental Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 65:1489-94. 1997
    ..The apparent association between tea consumption and increased mortality in this population merits further investigation...
  35. ncbi Arginine intake and risk of coronary heart disease mortality in elderly men
    C M Oomen
    Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 20:2134-9. 2000
    ..06 to 3.27) for the medium intake and 1.56 (95% CI 0.83 to 2.93) for the highest intake (P: for trend=0.17). These results do not support the hypothesis that dietary arginine intake lowers the risk of coronary heart disease mortality...
  36. ncbi The contribution of chronic conditions and disabilities to poor self-rated health in elderly men
    N Hoeymans
    Department of Chronic Disease and Environmental Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 54:M501-6. 1999
    ..population: (a) What is the impact of seven somatic chronic conditions on self-rated health, independent of disabilities? and (b) To what extent can poor self-rated health be attributed to the selected chronic conditions and disabilities?..
  37. ncbi alpha-Linolenic acid intake is not beneficially associated with 10-y risk of coronary artery disease incidence: the Zutphen Elderly Study
    C M Oomen
    Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 74:457-63. 2001
    ..Given the results of current prospective studies, a protective cardiac effect of alpha-linolenic acid is questionable...
  38. ncbi The homocysteine distribution: (mis)judging the burden
    A de Bree
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 54:462-9. 2001
    ..Furthermore, we showed that comparison of P-tHcy data is complicated unless the interlaboratory differences are known. @ 2001 Elsevier Science Inc...
  39. ncbi Physical activity and stroke. A meta-analysis of observational data
    G C W Wendel-Vos
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Epidemiol 33:787-98. 2004
    ..Based on studies published so far, the protective effect of physical activity on stroke remains controversial. Specifically, there is a lack of insight into the sources of heterogeneity between studies...
  40. ncbi Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and intake of catechins, flavonols, and flavones: the MORGEN Study
    C Tabak
    Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Division of Public Health Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 164:61-4. 2001
    ..Solid fruit, but not tea, intake was beneficially associated with COPD. Our results suggest a beneficial effect of a high intake of catechins and solid fruits against COPD...
  41. ncbi The association of silent electrocardiographic findings with coronary deaths among elderly men in three European countries. The FINE study
    A Menotti
    Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Acta Cardiol 56:27-36. 2001
    ..Ten-year coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality in elderly male cohorts in three European countries was evaluated as a function of silent resting Minnesota Code electrocardiographic (ECG) findings found at baseline. METHODS and..
  42. ncbi Physical activity and cognitive decline, the role of the apolipoprotein e4 allele
    A J Schuit
    The National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 33:772-7. 2001
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between level of physical activity and risk of cognitive decline at older age and its variation across carriers and noncarriers of the apolipoprotein e4 allele...
  43. ncbi Predicting cardiovascular risk in the elderly in different European countries
    S Houterman
    Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 23:294-300. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to develop risk functions for coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease mortality for elderly men in different European countries. METHODS and..
  44. ncbi Dietary glycemic index in relation to metabolic risk factors and incidence of coronary heart disease: the Zutphen Elderly Study
    R M van Dam
    Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 54:726-31. 2000
    ..To examine whether a high dietary glycemic index is associated with hyperinsulinemia, hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia and coronary heart disease (CHD) risk in elderly men...
  45. ncbi Parental history of myocardial infarction: lipid traits, gene polymorphisms and lifestyle
    J M Boer
    Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Atherosclerosis 155:149-56. 2001
    ..Therefore, other genetic or lifestyle-related factors must be responsible for the increased levels of apo B in individuals with a family history of myocardial infarction...
  46. doi Long-term wine consumption is related to cardiovascular mortality and life expectancy independently of moderate alcohol intake: the Zutphen Study
    M T Streppel
    National Institute for Public Health and Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:534-40. 2009
    ..Moreover, little is known about the effects of long-term alcohol intake on life expectancy...
  47. ncbi Leisure time physical activity and health-related quality of life: cross-sectional and longitudinal associations
    G C W Wendel-Vos
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Qual Life Res 13:667-77. 2004
    ..Confirmation of our results by those of other studies is needed in order to quantify health promotion messages...
  48. ncbi Long-term and recent time trends in the prevalence of obesity among Dutch men and women
    T L S Visscher
    Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:1218-24. 2002
    ..To describe long-term and recent time trends in the prevalence of obesity by age and educational level...
  49. ncbi Changes in and factors related to loneliness in older men. The Zutphen Elderly Study
    M A Tijhuis
    Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Age Ageing 28:491-5. 1999
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  50. ncbi Smoking cessation and quality of life: the effect of amount of smoking and time since quitting
    I Mulder
    Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Prev Med 33:653-60. 2001
    ..No significant trend was observed with time since quitting. CONCLUSIONS: Generally, the higher the amount of smoking, the higher were quality of life differences between ex- and current smokers...
  51. ncbi Is the incidence of diabetes increasing in all age-groups in The Netherlands? Results of the second study in the Dutch Sentinel Practice Network
    D Ruwaard
    National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection, Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 19:214-8. 1996
    ..To assess possible changes in the incidence of diabetes in all age-groups in The Netherlands during a 10-year period (1980-1983/1990-1992)...
  52. ncbi Dietary catechins and epithelial cancer incidence: the Zutphen elderly study
    I C Arts
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, PO Box 1, NL 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 92:298-302. 2001
    ..However, differences in bioavailability of the various catechins may play a role; effects on individual cancer sites cannot be excluded and merit further investigation...
  53. ncbi [Nutrition and health--unclear association between intake of vitamin E and the risk of coronary heart disease]
    B Buijsse
    Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu RIVM, Centrum voor Voeding en Gezondheid, Postbus 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 147:2007-11. 2003
    ..Another explanation is that vitamin E may only function protectively in the presence of sufficient co-antioxidants. At present, there is no evidence that vitamin E lowers the risk of coronary heart disease...
  54. ncbi Hierarchy levels, sum score, and worsening of disability are related to depressive symptoms in elderly men from three European countries
    Carolien L van den Brink
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Aging Health 18:125-41. 2006
    ..The objectives were to investigate the predictive value of hierarchy levels and sum score of disability and change in disability on depressive symptoms...
  55. ncbi Long-term trends in major cardiovascular risk factors in cohorts of aging men in the European cohorts of the Seven Countries Study
    Mariapaola Lanti
    Association for Cardiac Research, Rome, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 17:306-15. 2005
    ..Time trends in major cardiovascular risk factors are described in cohorts of middle-aged men followed for 35 years in 9 European cohorts of Finland, The Netherlands, Italy, Serbia and Greece...
  56. ncbi The relation between pulse pressure and cardiovascular mortality in 12,763 middle-aged men from various parts of the world: a 25-year follow-up of the seven countries study
    Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
    Arch Intern Med 165:2142-7. 2005
    ..Hypertension is a dominant characteristic in the prediction of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). We aimed to evaluate the association of blood pressure measurements with CVD mortality among different populations of the world...
  57. ncbi Intakes of 4 dietary lignans and cause-specific and all-cause mortality in the Zutphen Elderly Study
    Ivon E J Milder
    Centre for Nutrition and Health, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:400-5. 2006
    ..Plant lignans are converted to enterolignans that have antioxidant and weak estrogen-like activities, and therefore they may lower cardiovascular disease and cancer risks...
  58. ncbi Marital status and living situation during a 5-year period are associated with a subsequent 10-year cognitive decline in older men: the FINE Study
    Boukje Maria van Gelder
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, PO Box 1, Internal Postal Code 101, 3720 BA, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:P213-9. 2006
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  59. ncbi Depressive symptoms as risk factor of cardiovascular mortality in older European men: the Finland, Italy and Netherlands Elderly (FINE) study
    Marjolein H Kamphuis
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:199-206. 2006
    ..We investigated to what extent depressive symptoms are a true risk factor for cardiovascular mortality in elderly men...
  60. ncbi Cocoa intake, blood pressure, and cardiovascular mortality: the Zutphen Elderly Study
    Brian Buijsse
    Center for Nutrition and Health, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, and Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 166:411-7. 2006
    ..We studied whether habitual cocoa intake was cross-sectionally related to blood pressure and prospectively related with cardiovascular mortality...
  61. ncbi The relationship of age, blood pressure, serum cholesterol and smoking habits with the risk of typical and atypical coronary heart disease death in the European cohorts of the Seven Countries Study
    Alessandro Menotti
    Association for Cardiac Research, Rome, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 106:157-63. 2006
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  62. ncbi Dispositional optimism and the risk of depressive symptoms during 15 years of follow-up: the Zutphen Elderly Study
    Erik J Giltay
    GGZ Delfland, Institute of Mental Health, P O Box 5016, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
    J Affect Disord 91:45-52. 2006
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  63. ncbi Phytoestrogens and risk of lung cancer
    Peter C H Hollman
    JAMA 295:755; author reply 755-6. 2006
  64. ncbi Plasma carotene and alpha-tocopherol in relation to 10-y all-cause and cause-specific mortality in European elderly: the Survey in Europe on Nutrition and the Elderly, a Concerted Action (SENECA)
    Brian Buijsse
    Center for Nutrition and Health, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:879-86. 2005
    ..Only a few observational studies have related plasma carotene and alpha-tocopherol to mortality in elderly subjects...
  65. ncbi Forty-year mortality from cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors in men of the Italian rural areas of the Seven Countries Study
    Alessandro Menotti
    National Institute for Public Health and Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Acta Cardiol 60:521-31. 2005
    ..Forty-year cardiovascular mortality and its association with entry risk factor levels are reported for men enrolled in the Italian Rural Areas of the Seven Countries Study of Cardiovascular Diseases...
  66. ncbi Effects of past and recent blood pressure and cholesterol level on coronary heart disease and stroke mortality, accounting for measurement error
    Hendriek C Boshuizen
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 165:398-409. 2007
    ..Associations between serum cholesterol concentration and risk of stroke mortality are weak...
  67. ncbi Both alpha- and beta-carotene, but not tocopherols and vitamin C, are inversely related to 15-year cardiovascular mortality in Dutch elderly men
    Brian Buijsse
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, 6700 EV The Netherlands
    J Nutr 138:344-50. 2008
    ..This study does not indicate an important role for other carotenoids, tocopherols, or vitamin C in lowering the risk of CVD death...
  68. ncbi Autonomic dysfunction: a link between depression and cardiovascular mortality? The FINE Study
    Marjolein H Kamphuis
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:796-802. 2007
    ..Depression is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in vascular patients as well as in the general population. We investigated whether autonomic dysfunction could explain this relationship...
  69. ncbi Lack of an association of depression with n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in adipose tissue and serum phospholipids in healthy adults
    George Mamalakis
    University of Crete, School of Medicine, Department of Social Medicine Preventive Medicine and Nutrition, P O Box 2208, 71003 Iraklion, Crete, Greece
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 89:6-10. 2008
    ..Serum phospholipid polyunsaturated fatty acids did not correlate with depression. This study did not show that the polyunsaturated fatty acids in the adipose tissue are better predictors of depression than those in serum phospholipids...
  70. ncbi Lifestyle and dietary correlates of dispositional optimism in men: The Zutphen Elderly Study
    Erik J Giltay
    Department of Psychiatry, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 63:483-90. 2007
    ..We therefore studied whether dispositional optimism was associated with healthy lifestyle and dietary habits...
  71. ncbi Physical inactivity, depression, and risk of cardiovascular mortality
    Marjolein H Kamphuis
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:1693-9. 2007
    ..One of the hypotheses to explain this relation is that depressed subjects become physically inactive. We set out to determine the role of physical inactivity in the relation between depressive symptoms and cardiovascular mortality...
  72. ncbi Forty-year coronary mortality trends and changes in major risk factors in the first 10 years of follow-up in the seven countries study
    Alessandro Menotti
    Association for Cardiac Research Associazione per Ricerca Cardiologica, Via Latina 49, Rome 00179, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:747-54. 2007
    ..The acceleration in mortality risk for CHD mortality in different countries, described by the shape of the Weibull distribution, is related to changes in mean levels of major coronary risk factors...
  73. ncbi Oxidative stress, and iron and antioxidant status in elderly men: differences between the Mediterranean south (Crete) and northern Europe (Zutphen)
    Brian Buijsse
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:495-500. 2007
    ..We assessed differences in oxidative stress, and iron and antioxidant status between elderly men living in Mediterranean southern Europe (Crete, Greece) and northern Europe (Zutphen, The Netherlands)...
  74. ncbi Fish consumption, n-3 fatty acids, and subsequent 5-y cognitive decline in elderly men: the Zutphen Elderly Study
    Boukje Maria van Gelder
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:1142-7. 2007
    ..Indications have been seen of a protective effect of fish consumption and the intake of n-3 fatty acids on cognitive decline. However, studies are scarce and results inconsistent...
  75. pmc Mortality and life expectancy in relation to long-term cigarette, cigar and pipe smoking: the Zutphen Study
    Martinette T Streppel
    Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Tob Control 16:107-13. 2007
    ..To study the effect of long-term smoking on all-cause and cause-specific mortality, and to estimate the effects of cigarette and cigar or pipe smoking on life expectancy...
  76. ncbi Determinants of longevity and all-cause mortality among middle-aged men. Role of 48 personal characteristics in a 40-year follow-up of Italian Rural Areas in the Seven Countries Study
    Alessandro Menotti
    Association for Cardiac Research, Via Latina 49, 00179 Roma, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 18:394-406. 2006
    ..Forty-year all-cause mortality and its association with entry risk factor levels are reported for men enrolled in the Italian Rural Areas of the Seven Countries Study of Cardiovascular Diseases...
  77. ncbi Depression and cardiovascular mortality: a role for n-3 fatty acids?
    Marjolein H Kamphuis
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:1513-7. 2006
    ..Recent studies indicate that depression plays an important role in the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). The underlying mechanisms are not well understood...
  78. ncbi Lifestyle, Mediterranean diet and survival in European post-myocardial infarction patients
    Jolein Iestra
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, Department for Nutritional Sciences, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:894-900. 2006
    ..The extent and benefits of adherence to lifestyle and dietary recommendations in secondary prevention are largely unknown...
  79. ncbi Dynamics of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in Western and Eastern Europe between 1970 and 2000
    Hugo Kesteloot
    Department of Epidemiology, Kapucijnenvoer 35, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    Eur Heart J 27:107-13. 2006
    ..Important changes in cardiovascular and all-cause mortality rates are occurring in Western and Eastern Europe, each with their own dynamics. Differences in trends will be analysed and possible causes are discussed...
  80. ncbi Atherosclerosis--epidemiological studies on the health effects of a Mediterranean diet
    Frans J Kok
    Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, PO Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Nutr 43:I/2-5. 2004
    ..In conclusion, epidemiological studies and intervention trials suggest that the Cretan Mediterranean diet lowers the risk of coronary heart disease...
  81. ncbi Effect of widowhood on disability onset in elderly men from three European countries
    Carolien L van den Brink
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Center for Prevention and Health Services Research, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:353-8. 2004
    ..To investigate in different countries the effects of becoming widowed, duration of widowhood, and household composition of widowed men on disability onset in different disability domains...
  82. ncbi Reproducibility and relative validity of the short questionnaire to assess health-enhancing physical activity
    G C Wanda Wendel-Vos
    Department for Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, P O Box 1, 3720 BA, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:1163-9. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine reproducibility and relative validity of the Short QUestionnaire to ASsess Health-enhancing physical activity (SQUASH)...
  83. ncbi Metabolic risk markers in an overweight and normal weight population with oversampling of carriers of the IRS-1 972Arg-variant
    Annemarie Jellema
    Centre for Nutrition and Health, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, PO Box 1, 3720 BA, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Atherosclerosis 171:75-81. 2003
    ..The impact of this genotype and its modification by overweight may be smaller than suggested previously...
  84. ncbi NAT2 slow acetylation and GSTM1 null genotypes may increase postmenopausal breast cancer risk in long-term smoking women
    Olga L van der Hel
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Pharmacogenetics 13:399-407. 2003
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  85. ncbi Self-reported disability and its association with performance-based limitation in elderly men: a comparison of three European countries
    Carolien L van den Brink
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:782-8. 2003
    ..To compare self-reported disability and performance-based limitation and their association in elderly men from three European countries...
  86. ncbi High stability of markers of cardiovascular risk in blood samples
    Erik J Giltay
    Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Clin Chem 49:652-5. 2003
  87. ncbi A common variant of the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene (1p36) is associated with an increased risk of cancer
    Bastiaan T Heijmans
    Molecular Epidemiology Section, Department of Medical Statistics and Bioinformatics, Leiden University Medical Centre, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
    Cancer Res 63:1249-53. 2003
    ..The mechanism underlying this association might involve genomic instability as a result of insufficient methylation of genomic DNA...
  88. ncbi Homocysteine and coronary heart disease: the importance of a distinction between low and high risk subjects
    Angelika de Bree
    Int J Epidemiol 31:1268-72; author reply 1271-2. 2002
  89. ncbi Coronary heart disease mortality, plasma homocysteine, and B-vitamins: a prospective study
    Angelika de Bree
    Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology pb 101, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment RIVM, PO Box 1, NL 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Atherosclerosis 166:369-77. 2003
    ..Higher folate concentrations may be protective of CHD, but this needs confirmation...
  90. ncbi Smoking, blood pressure and serum cholesterol-effects on 20-year mortality
    Saskia Houterman
    Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Epidemiology 14:24-9. 2003
    ..2 mmol/Liter), medium (5.2-6.49mmol/Liter), and high (> or =6.5 mmol/Liter) serum total cholesterol levels...
  91. ncbi Physical activity and glucose tolerance in elderly men: the Zutphen Elderly study
    Rob M van Dam
    Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology and Division of Public Health Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:1132-6. 2002
    ..To determine whether physical activity is associated with glucose tolerance in the elderly...
  92. ncbi Meat consumption, cigarette smoking, and genetic susceptibility in the etiology of colorectal cancer: results from a Dutch prospective study
    Edine W Tiemersma
    Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Cancer Causes Control 13:383-93. 2002
    ..We evaluated the effect of meat consumption and cigarette smoking in combination with N-acetyltransferases 1 and 2 (NAT1 and NAT2), and glutathione S-transferase M1 (GSTM1) genotypes on colorectal cancer...
  93. ncbi Factors of the physical environment associated with walking and bicycling
    G C Wanda Wendel-Vos
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:725-30. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify factors of the physical environment that may influence time spent on walking and bicycling...
  94. ncbi Quantity and variety of fruit and vegetable consumption and cancer risk
    Margje C J F Jansen
    Center for Nutrition and Health, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Nutr Cancer 48:142-8. 2004
    ..In conclusion, adherence to the guidelines for fruit and vegetable intake was associated with lower cancer risk. Besides quantity, variety in intake is also of importance...
  95. pmc The contribution of self-rated health and depressive symptoms to disability severity as a predictor of 10-year mortality in European elderly men
    Carolien L van den Brink
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Center for Prevention and Health Services Research, PO Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Am J Public Health 95:2029-34. 2005
    ..To investigate the effect of disability severity and the contribution of self-rated health and depressive symptoms to 10-year mortality...
  96. ncbi Short and long term association of a single serum cholesterol measurement in middle-aged men in prediction of fatal coronary and other cardiovascular events: a cross-cultural comparison through Europe
    Alessandro Menotti
    Association for Cardiac Research, Associazione per la Ricerca Cardiologica, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 20:597-604. 2005
    ..The purpose was to study the association of a single serum cholesterol measurement with early and late coronary and other cardiovascular deaths during 35 years of follow-up in samples of men aged 40-59 years in five European countries...
  97. ncbi Duration and intensity of physical activity and disability among European elderly men
    Carolien L van den Brink
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Disabil Rehabil 27:341-7. 2005
    ..To investigate the relationship between duration and intensity of physical activity and disability 10 years later, and to investigate the possible effect of selective mortality...
  98. ncbi Cardiovascular drug use and differences in the incidence of cardiovascular mortality in elderly Serbian men
    Paul Hommerson
    Department of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacotherapy, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, P O BOX 80082, 3508 TB Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Pharm World Sci 27:124-8. 2005
    ..To assess whether the difference in risk of cardiovascular mortality between urban and rural areas of Serbia could be explained by differences in the use of cardiovascular medication...
  99. ncbi Intake of the plant lignans secoisolariciresinol, matairesinol, lariciresinol, and pinoresinol in Dutch men and women
    Ivon E J Milder
    Centre for Nutrition and Health, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    J Nutr 135:1202-7. 2005
    ..In brief, this study shows that the amount of enterolignan precursors in the diet has previously been largely underestimated...
  100. pmc Physical functioning in elderly Europeans: 10 year changes in the north and south: the HALE project
    Sinikka Aijanseppa
    National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:413-9. 2005
    ..To examine age related changes in physical functioning in elderly men and women...
  101. ncbi Long-term predictors of survival for the Seven Countries Study cohort from Crete: from 1960 to 2000
    Joanna Moschandreas
    Department of Social Medicine, Medical School, University of Crete, P O Box 2208, Heraklion 71003, Crete, Greece
    Int J Cardiol 100:85-91. 2005
    ..Analysis of 25-year mortality data from the 16 cohorts of participants indicated that the cohort from Crete had the lowest age-standardised all-cause and coronary heart disease death rates...