Boukje M van Gelder

Summary

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

Publications

  1. pmc Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in smoking prevalence, consumption, initiation, and cessation between 2001 and 2008 in the Netherlands. Findings from a national population survey
    Gera E Nagelhout
    STIVORO Dutch Expert Centre on Tobacco Control, PO Box 16070, 2500 BB, The Hague, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:303. 2012
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. pmc Multimorbidity and comorbidity in the Dutch population - data from general practices
    Sandra H van Oostrom
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven 3720 BA, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:715. 2012
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. ncbi Consumption of alcoholic beverages and cognitive decline at middle age: the Doetinchem Cohort Study
    Astrid C J Nooyens
    Centre for Nutrition, Prevention and health Services, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Postbus 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Br J Nutr 111:715-23. 2014

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Publications77

  1. pmc Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in smoking prevalence, consumption, initiation, and cessation between 2001 and 2008 in the Netherlands. Findings from a national population survey
    Gera E Nagelhout
    STIVORO Dutch Expert Centre on Tobacco Control, PO Box 16070, 2500 BB, The Hague, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:303. 2012
    ..However, little is known about a widening of SES inequalities in smoking consumption, initiation and cessation...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
    ....
  5. 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
    ....
  6. 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...
  7. pmc Multimorbidity and comorbidity in the Dutch population - data from general practices
    Sandra H van Oostrom
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven 3720 BA, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 12:715. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to present an overview of the prevalence of multimorbidity and comorbidity of chronic diseases in the Dutch population and to explore disease clustering and common comorbidities...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. ncbi Consumption of alcoholic beverages and cognitive decline at middle age: the Doetinchem Cohort Study
    Astrid C J Nooyens
    Centre for Nutrition, Prevention and health Services, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Postbus 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Br J Nutr 111:715-23. 2014
    ..Therefore, it is most likely that non-alcoholic substances in red wine are responsible for any cognition-preserving effects...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. pmc Smoking and cognitive decline among middle-aged men and women: the Doetinchem Cohort Study
    Astrid C J Nooyens
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Am J Public Health 98:2244-50. 2008
    ..We studied the effect of smoking on cognitive decline over a 5-year period at middle age (43 to 70 years)...
  14. 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..
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. ncbi [Multimorbidity and comorbidity in the Dutch population--data from general practices]
    Sandra H van Oostrom
    Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu, Centrum voor Preventie en Zorg Onderzoek, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 155:A3193. 2011
    ..To present an overview of the prevalence of multimorbidity and comorbidity of chronic diseases in the Dutch population...
  18. doi Fruit and vegetable intake and cognitive decline in middle-aged men and women: the Doetinchem Cohort Study
    Astrid C J Nooyens
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Postbus 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Br J Nutr 106:752-61. 2011
    ..A high habitual consumption of some specific fruits and vegetables may diminish age-related cognitive decline in middle-aged individuals. Further research is needed to verify these findings before recommendations can be made...
  19. 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..
  20. pmc Antimicrobial drug use and resistance in Europe
    Nienke van de Sande-Bruinsma
    National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1722-30. 2008
    ..Ecologic studies based on routine surveillance data indicate a relation between use and resistance and support interventions designed to reduce antimicrobial drug consumption at a national level in Europe...
  21. 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...
  22. ncbi Association of smoking status with obesity and diabetes among elderly people
    Tommi Sulander
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 45:159-67. 2007
    ..10, 2.01) than ex-light smokers. Same pattern for current smokers was found. Heavy ex- and current elderly smokers are at risk of obesity and diabetes. Thus, heavy smokers should be emphasized in programs promoting smoking cessation...
  23. ncbi Rural-urban differences in health and health behaviour: a baseline description of a community health-promotion programme for the elderly
    Mikael Fogelholm
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 34:632-40. 2006
    ....
  24. 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...
  25. ncbi Metabolic syndrome and cognitive function: a population-based follow-up study in elderly women
    Pirjo Komulainen
    Kuopio Research Institute of Exercise Medicine, Department of Physiology, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 23:29-34. 2007
    ..To test the hypothesis that metabolic syndrome predicts cognitive impairment, and to examine the association of single metabolic risk factors with cognitive functioning...
  26. ncbi Thirty-year cumulative incidence of chronic bronchitis and COPD in relation to 30-year pulmonary function and 40-year mortality: a follow-up in middle-aged rural men
    Margit Pelkonen
    University of Kuopio, Department of Public Health and General Practice, PO Box 1627, FIN 70211 Kuopio, Finland
    Chest 130:1129-37. 2006
    ..To describe the 30-year cumulative incidence of chronic bronchitis and COPD in relation to smoking habits. The effect of chronic bronchitis on pulmonary function and mortality was also examined...
  27. ncbi Occupational, commuting and leisure-time physical activity in relation to coronary heart disease among middle-aged Finnish men and women
    Gang Hu
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Atherosclerosis 194:490-7. 2007
    ..To examine the association of different levels of occupational, commuting, and leisure-time physical activity with the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) events...
  28. ncbi Trends and educational disparities in functional capacity among people aged 65-84 years
    Tommi Sulander
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1255-61. 2006
    ..Educational disparities and their trends in the prevalence of these difficulties were also assessed...
  29. ncbi Leisure-time physical activity at midlife and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease
    Suvi Rovio
    Aging Research Center, Division of Geriatric Epidemiology, Neurotec, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Lancet Neurol 4:705-11. 2005
    ..The aim of our study was to investigate the association between leisure-time physical activity at midlife and the subsequent development of dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
  30. ncbi Twenty-five-year trends in lifestyle and socioeconomic characteristics in Eastern Finland
    Noel C Barengo
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Kuopio, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 34:437-44. 2006
    ..This study aimed at assessing whether the lifestyle and the socioeconomic profile of people with either low total physical activity (TPA) or high TPA changed during 1972-97...
  31. ncbi Alcohol drinking and cognitive functions: findings from the Cardiovascular Risk Factors Aging and Dementia (CAIDE) Study
    Tiia Ngandu
    Aging Research Center ARC, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 23:140-9. 2007
    ..Little is known about the effects of midlife alcohol drinking on the cognitive functions later in life...
  32. ncbi Trends in lifestyle factors affecting blood pressure in hypertensive and normotensive Finns during 1982-2002
    Mika Kastarinen
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland
    J Hypertens 25:299-305. 2007
    ..To assess the trends in blood pressure (BP) affecting lifestyle factors in hypertensive and normotensive Finns from 1982 to 2002...
  33. ncbi Incidence of breast cancer among postmenopausal, hypertensive women
    Annamarja Lindgren
    Department of Child Psychiatry, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland
    Int J Cancer 121:641-4. 2007
    ..Elevated DBP levels may be associated with an increased breast cancer risk among nonpharmacologically treated women...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. ncbi Work-related physical activity and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease
    Suvi Rovio
    Aging Research Center, NVS, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 22:874-82. 2007
    ..This study aimed to clarify the association between work-related physical activity and dementia/AD...
  37. ncbi Coffee consumption and the incidence of antihypertensive drug treatment in Finnish men and women
    Gang Hu
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Diseases Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:457-64. 2007
    ..Only 2 prospective studies have previously investigated the association between coffee consumption and incident hypertension, and the findings are equivocal...
  38. ncbi Voxel-based morphometry to detect brain atrophy in progressive mild cognitive impairment
    Anne Hämäläinen
    Department of Neurology, University of Kuopio and Brain Research Unit, Clinical Research Center, Mediteknia, and Kuopio University Hospital, Finland
    Neuroimage 37:1122-31. 2007
    ..We conclude that widespread cortical atrophy is present already two and a half years before a clinical diagnosis of dementia can be set...
  39. ncbi Type 2 diabetes prevention in the "real world": one-year results of the GOAL Implementation Trial
    Pilvikki Absetz
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FI 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetes Care 30:2465-70. 2007
    ..We report on the program's effectiveness as well as findings related to the program's reach, adoption, and implementation...
  40. ncbi Serum high sensitivity C-reactive protein and cognitive function in elderly women
    Pirjo Komulainen
    Kuopio Research Institute of Exercise Medicine, Finland
    Age Ageing 36:443-8. 2007
    ..Inflammation has been linked to cognitive impairment. However, limited data are available on the association between inflammatory markers and cognitive function...
  41. ncbi The effects of lifestyle intervention for hypertension on low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
    Riikka Mattila
    Lomaliittory, Helsinki, Finland
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:2943-7. 2007
    ..Randomized controlled trial...
  42. ncbi Socio-economic status and serum lipids: a cross-sectional study in a Chinese urban population
    Zhijie Yu
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:143-9. 2002
    ..The direction of the association between high socio-economic status and poor serum lipid profiles appears to be opposite to those observed in the developed countries...
  43. ncbi Cardiovascular risk factors in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Aida Pilav
    Department of Health statistics and informatics, Federal Public Health Institute Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Eur J Public Health 17:75-9. 2007
    ..Reliable information on risk factor levels and patterns needed in prevention planning and disease management has been lacking...
  44. ncbi The effect of apolipoprotein polymorphism on brain in mild cognitive impairment: a voxel-based morphometric study
    Corina Pennanen
    Department of Neuroscience and Neurology, University of Kuopio, Canthia, Kuopio, Finland
    Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 22:60-6. 2006
    ..In cases homozygous for the epsilon4 allele (n = 8) versus noncarriers, the greatest atrophy was located in the right amygdala followed by the right parahippocampal gyrus, the left amygdala and the left medial dorsal thalamic nucleus...
  45. 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...
  46. ncbi Occupational, commuting, and leisure-time physical activity in relation to total and cardiovascular mortality among Finnish subjects with type 2 diabetes
    Gang Hu
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Circulation 110:666-73. 2004
    ..Some previous studies have assessed the association between leisure-time physical activity and mortality among patients with diabetes, but the potential effect of occupational and commuting physical activity remains uncertain...
  47. ncbi Effects of lifestyle intervention on neck, shoulder, elbow and wrist symptoms
    Riikka Mattila
    Rehabilitation Center Korpilampi, Espoo, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 30:191-8. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether lifestyle intervention to control hypertension can affect neck, shoulder, elbow, and wrist symptoms...
  48. ncbi Smoking and alcohol consumption among the elderly: trends and associations, 1985-2001
    Tommi Sulander
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Prev Med 39:413-8. 2004
    ..This study examined changes in smoking and alcohol consumption and their sociodemographic patterning among the Finnish population aged 65-79 years over the period 1985-2001...
  49. 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...
  50. ncbi Blood cholesterol level and prevalence of hypercholesterolaemia in developing countries: a review of population-based studies carried out from 1979 to 2002
    Ricardo Fuentes
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 10:411-9. 2003
    ..This review was carried out to describe the current situation in mean TC and in the prevalence of hypercholesterolaemia in developing countries...
  51. ncbi Relationship of physical activity and body mass index to the risk of hypertension: a prospective study in Finland
    Gang Hu
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Hypertension 43:25-30. 2004
    ..The present study indicates that regular physical activity and weight control can reduce the risk of hypertension. The protective effect of physical activity was observed in both sexes regardless of the level of obesity...
  52. ncbi Blood pressure, smoking, and the incidence of lung cancer in hypertensive men in North Karelia, Finland
    Annamarja Lindgren
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 158:442-7. 2003
    ..05, 1.17) for smokers and 1.04 (95% confidence interval: 0.95, 1.14) for nonsmokers. These findings suggest that high blood pressure levels are associated with increased risk of lung cancer in smoking, hypertensive men...
  53. ncbi Changes and associations in healthy diet among the Finnish elderly, 1985-2001
    Tommi Sulander
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 160, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Age Ageing 32:394-400. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to monitor any recent changes in healthy diet among the 65- to 79-year-old population of Finnish citizens. Possible disparities in 5-year age groups, occupation and marital status were examined...
  54. ncbi Delaying decline in pulmonary function with physical activity: a 25-year follow-up
    Margit Pelkonen
    University of Kuopio, Department of Public Health and General Practice, P O Box 1627, FIN 70211 Kuopio, Finland
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 168:494-9. 2003
    ..In conclusion, results indicated that physical activity is associated with a slower decline in pulmonary function and with lower mortality, and thus, middle-aged and older people should be encouraged to enjoy exercise...
  55. 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...
  56. pmc Physical activity during leisure and commuting in Tianjin, China
    Gang Hu
    Diabetes and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Bull World Health Organ 80:933-8. 2002
    ..To investigate physical activity during leisure time and commuting among persons aged 15-69 years in the urban population of Tianjin, China, and to assess its associations with demographic and health-related characteristics...
  57. ncbi Twenty-five-year trends in physical activity of 30- to 59-year-old populations in eastern Finland
    Noel C Barengo
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Kuopio, PL 1627, 70211 Kuopio, Finland
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:1302-7. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the 25-yr trends in leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), occupational activity (OPA), and commuting activity (CA) in the middle-aged population...
  58. ncbi Apolipoprotein E epsilon4 allele, elevated midlife total cholesterol level, and high midlife systolic blood pressure are independent risk factors for late-life Alzheimer disease
    Miia Kivipelto
    University of Kuopio, Department of Neuroscience and Neurology, PO Box 1627, 70211 Kuopio, Finland
    Ann Intern Med 137:149-55. 2002
    ..Elevated midlife values for total cholesterol level and blood pressure have been implicated recently as risk factors for Alzheimer disease...
  59. ncbi The role of a baseline casual blood pressure measurement and of blood pressure changes in middle age in prediction of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality occurring late in life: a cross-cultural comparison among the European cohorts of the Seven Countr
    Alessandro Menotti
    Association for Cardiac Research Associazione per la Ricerca Cardiologica Rome, Italy
    J Hypertens 22:1683-90. 2004
    ..The second objective was to study the predictive power of early change in SBP levels (years 0-10) in relation to late fatal events (years 10-35)...
  60. ncbi Eighteen-year trends in obesity among the elderly
    Tommi Sulander
    Age Ageing 33:632-5. 2004
  61. ncbi Low physical activity as a predictor for total and cardiovascular disease mortality in middle-aged men and women in Finland
    Noel C Barengo
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Kuopio, PL 1627, 70211 Kuopio, Finland
    Eur Heart J 25:2204-11. 2004
    ....
  62. 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...
  63. 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
    ....
  64. 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...
  65. ncbi Tracking of systolic blood pressure during childhood: a 15-year follow-up population-based family study in eastern Finland
    Ricardo M Fuentes
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland
    J Hypertens 20:195-202. 2002
    ..To investigate the tracking of systolic arterial blood pressure (SBP) during childhood...
  66. 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...
  67. ncbi Obesity and vascular risk factors at midlife and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer disease
    Miia Kivipelto
    Aging Research Center, Division of Geriatric Epidemiology, Neurotec, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Arch Neurol 62:1556-60. 2005
    ..Vascular risk factors play a role in the development of dementia, including Alzheimer disease (AD). However, little is known about the effect of body mass index and clustering of vascular risk factors on the development of dementia...
  68. 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...
  69. 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...
  70. 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...
  71. 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...
  72. ncbi Associations of functional ability with health-related behavior and body mass index among the elderly
    Tommi Sulander
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 40:185-99. 2005
    ..The findings suggesting a U-shaped relation between ADL and alcohol consumption among men and the association between diet and ADL add to our previous knowledge of factors related to functional ability...
  73. ncbi Low physical activity as a predictor for antihypertensive drug treatment in 25-64-year-old populations in eastern and south-western Finland
    Noel C Barengo
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland
    J Hypertens 23:293-9. 2005
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  74. ncbi Serum cholesterol and depressive symptoms in elderly Finnish men
    Sinikka Aijanseppa
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 17:629-34. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the association between serum lipids and depressive symptoms in a population of elderly men...
  75. ncbi Hippocampus and entorhinal cortex in mild cognitive impairment and early AD
    Corina Pennanen
    Department of Neuroscience and Neurology, University of Kuopio and Brain Research Unit, Clinical Research Center, Mediteknia, P O Box 1627, FIN 70 211 Kuopio, Finland
    Neurobiol Aging 25:303-10. 2004
    ..Our results suggest that the ERC atrophy precedes hippocampal atrophy in AD. The ERC volume loss is dominant over the hippocampal volume loss in MCI, whereas more pronounced hippocampal volume loss appears in mild AD...
  76. pmc Alcohol drinking in middle age and subsequent risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia in old age: a prospective population based study
    Tiia Anttila
    Aging Research Center, Division of Geriatric Epidemiology, Neurotec, Karolinska Institutet, Box 6401, 11382 Stockholm, Sweden
    BMJ 329:539. 2004
    ..To evaluate the relation between midlife alcohol consumption and mild cognitive impairment and dementia in old age, and the possible modification of this relation by apolipoprotein E...
  77. pmc The dilemma of patient responsibility for lifestyle change: perceptions among primary care physicians and nurses
    Piia Jallinoja
    National Public Health Institute, Finland
    Scand J Prim Health Care 25:244-9. 2007
    ..To explore physicians' and nurses' views on patient and professional roles in the management of lifestyle-related diseases and their risk factors...