Martijn B Katan

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Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [The probiotic yogurt Activia shortens intestinal transit, but has not been shown to promote defecation]
    M B Katan
    Vrije Universiteit, Instituut Gezondheidswetenschappen, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 152:727-30. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint [Health claims for medical foods]
    Martijn B Katan
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, afd Gezondheidswetenschappen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 157:A6471. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint [Linoleic acid and heart infarct]
    Martijn B Katan
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, afd Gezondheidswetenschappen, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 157:A6290. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Why the European Food Safety Authority was right to reject health claims for probiotics
    M B Katan
    Department of Health Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Benef Microbes 3:85-9. 2012
  5. pmc Salmonella induces prominent gene expression in the rat colon
    Wendy Rodenburg
    TI Food and Nutrition, PO Box 557, 6700 AN, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Microbiol 7:84. 2007
  6. pmc Does industry sponsorship undermine the integrity of nutrition research?
    Martijn B Katan
    Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences Professor of Nutrition at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS Med 4:e6. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint [The role of diet in the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus: calories play the leading role]
    M B Katan
    Vrije Universiteit, Instituut voor Gezondheidswetenschappen, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 152:2375-7. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint [Elimination of all trans fatty acids]
    M B Katan
    Vrije Universiteit, Instituut voor Gezondheidswetenschappen, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 152:302-7. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Regulation of trans fats: the gap, the Polder, and McDonald's French fries
    Martijn B Katan
    Vrije Universiteit, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Institute of Health Sciences, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Atheroscler Suppl 7:63-6. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Which are the greatest recent discoveries and the greatest future challenges in nutrition?
    M B Katan
    Institute of Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 63:2-10. 2009

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Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint [The probiotic yogurt Activia shortens intestinal transit, but has not been shown to promote defecation]
    M B Katan
    Vrije Universiteit, Instituut Gezondheidswetenschappen, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 152:727-30. 2008
    ..In its marketing in the Netherlands, the company that produces Activia, Danone, claims that Activia promotes defecation. There is insufficient scientific evidence to support this claim...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Health claims for medical foods]
    Martijn B Katan
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, afd Gezondheidswetenschappen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 157:A6471. 2013
    ..In conclusion, there is no convincing proof that Souvenaid benefits cognitive function. Better scrutiny of the efficacy of medical foods is warranted...
  3. ncbi request reprint [Linoleic acid and heart infarct]
    Martijn B Katan
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, afd Gezondheidswetenschappen, Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 157:A6290. 2013
    ..Finally, a large recent clinical trial failed to show any benefit of linolenic acid. The conclusion is, therefore, that this re-analysis provides insufficient evidence to justify changes in current dietary recommendations...
  4. doi request reprint Why the European Food Safety Authority was right to reject health claims for probiotics
    M B Katan
    Department of Health Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Benef Microbes 3:85-9. 2012
    ..To a certain extent, this abolishes the distinction between health claims and medical claims. It remains to be seen if probiotics producers can convince EFSA that their products prevent or cure infections and other diseases in humans...
  5. pmc Salmonella induces prominent gene expression in the rat colon
    Wendy Rodenburg
    TI Food and Nutrition, PO Box 557, 6700 AN, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Microbiol 7:84. 2007
    ..Colonic mucosal samples were isolated at day 2 post-infection...
  6. pmc Does industry sponsorship undermine the integrity of nutrition research?
    Martijn B Katan
    Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences Professor of Nutrition at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS Med 4:e6. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint [The role of diet in the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus: calories play the leading role]
    M B Katan
    Vrije Universiteit, Instituut voor Gezondheidswetenschappen, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 152:2375-7. 2008
    ..There is an analogy here with the cholera epidemics, which also could be solved only by changing the urban environment...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Elimination of all trans fatty acids]
    M B Katan
    Vrije Universiteit, Instituut voor Gezondheidswetenschappen, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 152:302-7. 2008
    ..And third, governments can have a major impact on consumers' health by mandating the use of healthier food ingredients...
  9. ncbi request reprint Regulation of trans fats: the gap, the Polder, and McDonald's French fries
    Martijn B Katan
    Vrije Universiteit, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Institute of Health Sciences, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Atheroscler Suppl 7:63-6. 2006
    ..The question whether these ruminant TFA have the same effect on coronary heart disease risk as industrial TFA has not been settled...
  10. ncbi request reprint Which are the greatest recent discoveries and the greatest future challenges in nutrition?
    M B Katan
    Institute of Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Clin Nutr 63:2-10. 2009
    ..Nutrition science aims to create new knowledge, but scientists rarely sit back to reflect on what nutrition research has achieved in recent decades...
  11. doi request reprint A high intake of trans fatty acids has little effect on markers of inflammation and oxidative stress in humans
    Liesbeth A Smit
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nutr 141:1673-8. 2011
    ..However, it is unlikely this plays a major role in the mechanism by which iTFA increase the risk of CVD. However, more research is needed to fully understand the implications of these findings...
  12. pmc Effect of fish oil on ventricular tachyarrhythmia in three studies in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators
    Ingeborg A Brouwer
    TI Food and Nutrition, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 30:820-6. 2009
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  13. ncbi request reprint [Alcohol should not be recommended for the prevention of heart disease]
    M B Katan
    Vrije Universiteit, Instituut voor Gezondheidswetenschappen, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 151:2717. 2007
    ..The reason is that even one drink a day increases the risk of breast cancer, and alcohol causes serious non-fatal diseases that exceed the reduction in heart disease. Other lifestyle and drug interventions are safer and more effective...
  14. pmc Effect of a high intake of conjugated linoleic acid on lipoprotein levels in healthy human subjects
    Anne J Wanders
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health Care Research, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 5:e9000. 2010
    ..The effects of trans fatty acids from ruminants are less clear. We investigated the effect on blood lipids of cis-9, trans-11 conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a trans fatty acid largely restricted to ruminant fats...
  15. pmc Effect of Alpha Linolenic Acid Supplementation on Serum Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA): Results from the Alpha Omega Trial
    Ingeborg A Brouwer
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e81519. 2013
    ..We examined the effect of ALA supplementation on serum concentrations of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), a biomarker for prostate cancer...
  16. pmc The effect of sugar-free versus sugar-sweetened beverages on satiety, liking and wanting: an 18 month randomized double-blind trial in children
    Janne C de Ruyter
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e78039. 2013
    ..Substituting sugar-free for sugar-sweetened beverages reduces weight gain. A possible explanation is that sugar-containing and sugar-free beverages cause the same degree of satiety. However, this has not been tested in long-term trials...
  17. doi request reprint A trial of sugar-free or sugar-sweetened beverages and body weight in children
    Janne C de Ruyter
    Department of Health Sciences, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    N Engl J Med 367:1397-406. 2012
    ..However, data are lacking to show that the replacement of sugar-containing beverages with noncaloric beverages diminishes weight gain...
  18. ncbi request reprint The elimination of trans fats from spreads: how science helped to turn an industry around
    Onno Korver
    Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Institute of Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Nutr Rev 64:275-9. 2006
    ..Over the next 14 years, manufacturers worldwide followed suit. This experience illustrates that food companies need to know about the health effects of their products and how to apply that knowledge...
  19. pmc Effect of animal and industrial trans fatty acids on HDL and LDL cholesterol levels in humans--a quantitative review
    Ingeborg A Brouwer
    Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, EMGO Institute for Health Care Research, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 5:e9434. 2010
    ..We reviewed the literature, estimated the effects trans fatty acids from ruminant sources and of conjugated trans linoleic acid (CLA) on blood lipoproteins, and compared these with industrial trans fatty acids...
  20. ncbi request reprint Dietary n-3 fatty acids promote arrhythmias during acute regional myocardial ischemia in isolated pig hearts
    Ruben Coronel
    Department of Experimental Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Res 73:386-94. 2007
    ..The underlying electrophysiologic mechanisms are poorly understood. We studied the arrhythmias and the electrophysiologic changes during regional ischemia in hearts from pigs fed a diet rich in fish oil...
  21. ncbi request reprint Bioavailability of food folates is 80% of that of folic acid
    Renate M Winkels
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, Wageningen, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:465-73. 2007
    ..The bioavailability of natural food folates is lower than that of synthetic folic acid, but no agreement exists as to the extent of the difference...
  22. pmc Health claims for functional foods
    Martijn B Katan
    BMJ 328:180-1. 2004
  23. ncbi request reprint Within-person variation in serum lipids: implications for clinical trials
    Mark A Pereira
    University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 33:534-41. 2004
    ..Materials and Methods The authors studied within-person variation in serum total and high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in 458 participants of 27 dietary intervention studies in Wageningen, The Netherlands, from 1976 to 1995...
  24. ncbi request reprint Dietary alpha-linolenic acid is associated with reduced risk of fatal coronary heart disease, but increased prostate cancer risk: a meta-analysis
    Ingeborg A Brouwer
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Nutr 134:919-22. 2004
    ..70; 95% CI 1.12-2.58). This meta-analysis shows that consumption of ALA might reduce heart disease mortality. However, the association between high intake of ALA and prostate cancer is of concern and warrants further study...
  25. ncbi request reprint Trans fatty acids and cardiovascular disease
    Dariush Mozaffarian
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:1601-13. 2006
  26. ncbi request reprint n-3 Fatty acids, cardiac arrhythmia and fatal coronary heart disease
    Ingeborg A Brouwer
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences and Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Prog Lipid Res 45:357-67. 2006
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Effect of 3-year folic acid supplementation on cognitive function in older adults in the FACIT trial: a randomised, double blind, controlled trial
    Jane Durga
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, 6700 EV Wageningen, Netherlands
    Lancet 369:208-16. 2007
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Public health. Toward evidence-based health claims for foods
    Martijn B Katan
    Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Science 299:206-7. 2003