Tommy L S Visscher

Summary

Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Feasibility and impact of placing water coolers on sales of sugar-sweetened beverages in Dutch secondary school canteens
    Tommy L S Visscher
    Research Centre for the Prevention of Overweight Zwolle, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Zwolle, The Netherlands
    Obes Facts 3:109-15. 2010
  2. pmc The influence of the macro-environment on physical activity: a multilevel analysis of 38 countries worldwide
    Jizzo R Bosdriesz
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:110. 2012
  3. pmc Ethnic differences in BMI among Dutch adolescents: what is the role of screen-viewing, active commuting to school, and consumption of soft drinks and high-caloric snacks?
    Amika S Singh
    VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute, Department of Public and Occupational Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:23. 2009
  4. pmc Changes in skinfold thickness and waist circumference after 12 and 24 months resulting from the NHF-NRG In Balance-project
    Lydia Kwak
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:26. 2010
  5. pmc Design of the Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers (NRG-DOiT): systematic development, implementation and evaluation of a school-based intervention aimed at the prevention of excessive weight gain in adolescents
    Amika S Singh
    EMGO Institute and Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 6:304. 2006
  6. pmc Study protocol of a cluster randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of a tailored energy balance programme for recent retirees
    Andrea Werkman
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, PO Box 8129, 6700 EV, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 6:293. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Time trends (1993-1997) and seasonal variation in body mass index and waist circumference in the Netherlands
    T L S Visscher
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:1309-16. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Obesity and unhealthy life-years in adult Finns: an empirical approach
    Tommy L S Visscher
    Department of Health and Disability, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Intern Med 164:1413-20. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Underreporting of BMI in adults and its effect on obesity prevalence estimations in the period 1998 to 2001
    Tommy L S Visscher
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:2054-63. 2006
  10. doi request reprint The prevalence of overweight and obesity and its determinants in children with and without disabilities
    Judith E Neter
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Zwolle, The Netherlands
    J Pediatr 158:735-9. 2011

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. doi request reprint Feasibility and impact of placing water coolers on sales of sugar-sweetened beverages in Dutch secondary school canteens
    Tommy L S Visscher
    Research Centre for the Prevention of Overweight Zwolle, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Zwolle, The Netherlands
    Obes Facts 3:109-15. 2010
    ..The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of placing water coolers on sugar-sweetened beverage sales at secondary schools (age 12-18 years) in the city of Zwolle, the Netherlands...
  2. pmc The influence of the macro-environment on physical activity: a multilevel analysis of 38 countries worldwide
    Jizzo R Bosdriesz
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:110. 2012
    ..This study aims to investigate whether environmental factors at macro-level are associated with PA among a broader range of countries...
  3. pmc Ethnic differences in BMI among Dutch adolescents: what is the role of screen-viewing, active commuting to school, and consumption of soft drinks and high-caloric snacks?
    Amika S Singh
    VU University Medical Center, EMGO Institute, Department of Public and Occupational Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:23. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  4. pmc Changes in skinfold thickness and waist circumference after 12 and 24 months resulting from the NHF-NRG In Balance-project
    Lydia Kwak
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:26. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  5. pmc Design of the Dutch Obesity Intervention in Teenagers (NRG-DOiT): systematic development, implementation and evaluation of a school-based intervention aimed at the prevention of excessive weight gain in adolescents
    Amika S Singh
    EMGO Institute and Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 6:304. 2006
    ..To be able to learn from successes and failures of such interventions, integral written and published reports are needed...
  6. pmc Study protocol of a cluster randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of a tailored energy balance programme for recent retirees
    Andrea Werkman
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, PO Box 8129, 6700 EV, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 6:293. 2006
    ..Hence, retirees are an important target group for weight gain prevention programmes, as described in the present paper...
  7. ncbi request reprint Time trends (1993-1997) and seasonal variation in body mass index and waist circumference in the Netherlands
    T L S Visscher
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:1309-16. 2004
    ..To compare the time trend and seasonal variation in body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference...
  8. ncbi request reprint Obesity and unhealthy life-years in adult Finns: an empirical approach
    Tommy L S Visscher
    Department of Health and Disability, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Intern Med 164:1413-20. 2004
    ..Obese individuals are thus expected to have more unhealthy life-years than normal-weight persons. The objective of the present study was to quantify the number of excess unhealthy life-years in obese individuals...
  9. ncbi request reprint Underreporting of BMI in adults and its effect on obesity prevalence estimations in the period 1998 to 2001
    Tommy L S Visscher
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:2054-63. 2006
    ..To identify the determinants of underreporting BMI and to evaluate the possibilities of using self-reported data for valid obesity prevalence rate estimations...
  10. doi request reprint The prevalence of overweight and obesity and its determinants in children with and without disabilities
    Judith E Neter
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Zwolle, The Netherlands
    J Pediatr 158:735-9. 2011
    ..To compare the prevalence of overweight and obesity and nutrition and physical activity behavior between primary school children with and without disabilities...
  11. ncbi request reprint Cost-effective measures to prevent obesity: epidemiological basis and appropriate target groups
    Jacob C Seidell
    Department of Nutrition and Health, Vrije Universiteit, HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Proc Nutr Soc 64:1-5. 2005
    ..Obesity prevention should follow a life-course approach, as currently recommended for non-communicable diseases in general by the WHO...
  12. ncbi request reprint Adolescent skinfold thickness is a better predictor of high body fatness in adults than is body mass index: the Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study
    Astrid C J Nooyens
    Institute of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:1533-9. 2007
    ..Body mass index (BMI) during adolescence is predictive of BMI at adult age. However, BMI cannot distinguish between lean and fat body mass. Skinfold thickness may be a better predictor of body fatness...
  13. pmc Barriers, facilitators and attitudes influencing health promotion activities in general practice: an explorative pilot study
    Wytske W Geense
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, IQ Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands, P O Box 9101, Nijmegen, HB 6500, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 14:20. 2013
    ..These topic areas will be identified for a future, larger scale study...
  14. doi request reprint The local implementation of a chronic disease management model for childhood overweight and obesity
    Willy J Brink-Melis
    Research Centre for the Prevention of Overweight, VU University Amsterdam Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Zwolle, The Netherlands
    Obes Facts 5:766-75. 2012
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  15. ncbi request reprint Association of overweight with increased risk of coronary heart disease partly independent of blood pressure and cholesterol levels: a meta-analysis of 21 cohort studies including more than 300 000 persons
    Rik P Bogers
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, PO Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 167:1720-8. 2007
    ..0) are associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) through adverse effects on blood pressure and cholesterol levels is unclear, as is the risk of CHD that remains after these mediating effects are considered...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effects of retirement on lifestyle in relation to changes in weight and waist circumference in Dutch men: a prospective study
    Astrid C J Nooyens
    Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 8:1266-74. 2005
    ..To study changes in lifestyle in relation to changes in body weight and waist circumference associated with occupational retirement in men...
  17. ncbi request reprint Hypocretin deficiency in narcoleptic humans is associated with abdominal obesity
    Simon W Kok
    Department of General Internal Medicine, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Obes Res 11:1147-54. 2003
    ..The fact that patients with IH had a lower BMI than narcoleptics supports the notion that excessive daytime sleepiness (i.e., inactivity) cannot account for excess body fat in narcoleptic patients...
  18. ncbi request reprint Public health success in recent decades may be in danger if lifestyles of the elderly are neglected
    Marleen A van Baak
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:1257-8. 2006
  19. ncbi request reprint Cognitive determinants of energy balance-related behaviours: measurement issues
    Stef P J Kremers
    Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Sports Med 35:923-33. 2005
    ..Finally, we argue that the traditional paper-and-pencil survey is still the most reliable and practical data collection method. However, pilot studies applying computerised adaptive methods to determinants of EBRBs are encouraged...