Marjolein Visser

Summary

Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi Reexamining the sarcopenia hypothesis. Muscle mass versus muscle strength. Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study Research Group
    M Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 904:456-61. 2000
  2. ncbi Past and current smoking in relation to body fat distribution in older men and women
    M Visser
    Department of Human Nutrition, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 54:M293-8. 1999
  3. ncbi Low vitamin D and high parathyroid hormone levels as determinants of loss of muscle strength and muscle mass (sarcopenia): the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Marjolein Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:5766-72. 2003
  4. ncbi Physical activity as a determinant of change in mobility performance: the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Marjolein Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1774-81. 2002
  5. ncbi Leg muscle mass and composition in relation to lower extremity performance in men and women aged 70 to 79: the health, aging and body composition study
    Marjolein Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:897-904. 2002
  6. ncbi Relationship of interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha with muscle mass and muscle strength in elderly men and women: the Health ABC Study
    Marjolein Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M326-32. 2002
  7. ncbi [Roaming through methodology. XXXIV. Limitations of predictive models]
    M Visser
    Vrije Universiteit, Faculteit der Geneeskunde, Instituut voor Extramuraal Geneeskundig Onderzoek EMGO instituut, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 145:1109-12. 2001
  8. ncbi Change in muscle mass and muscle strength after a hip fracture: relationship to mobility recovery
    M Visser
    Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M434-40. 2000
  9. ncbi Skeletal muscle mass and muscle strength in relation to lower-extremity performance in older men and women
    M Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 48:381-6. 2000
  10. ncbi Elevated C-reactive protein levels in overweight and obese adults
    M Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    JAMA 282:2131-5. 1999

Detail Information

Publications93

  1. ncbi Reexamining the sarcopenia hypothesis. Muscle mass versus muscle strength. Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study Research Group
    M Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 904:456-61. 2000
    ..When LS and LM were modeled simultaneously, only LS remained independently associated with performance. In conclusion, muscle strength, but not muscle mass, is independently associated with lower-extremity performance...
  2. ncbi Past and current smoking in relation to body fat distribution in older men and women
    M Visser
    Department of Human Nutrition, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 54:M293-8. 1999
    ..Behavioral influence on fat distribution is of importance because of the accumulation of abdominal fat with age and its associated health risks...
  3. ncbi Low vitamin D and high parathyroid hormone levels as determinants of loss of muscle strength and muscle mass (sarcopenia): the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Marjolein Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:5766-72. 2003
    ..05-5.28) based on muscle mass. The associations were similar in men and women. The results of this prospective, population-based study show that lower 25-OHD and higher PTH levels increase the risk of sarcopenia in older men and women...
  4. ncbi Physical activity as a determinant of change in mobility performance: the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Marjolein Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1774-81. 2002
    ..This study examined the association of (change in) physical activity and decline in mobility performance in older men and women...
  5. ncbi Leg muscle mass and composition in relation to lower extremity performance in men and women aged 70 to 79: the health, aging and body composition study
    Marjolein Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:897-904. 2002
    ..Our aim was to determine whether low leg muscle mass and greater fat infiltration in the muscle were associated with poor lower extremity performance (LEP)...
  6. ncbi Relationship of interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha with muscle mass and muscle strength in elderly men and women: the Health ABC Study
    Marjolein Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M326-32. 2002
    ....
  7. ncbi [Roaming through methodology. XXXIV. Limitations of predictive models]
    M Visser
    Vrije Universiteit, Faculteit der Geneeskunde, Instituut voor Extramuraal Geneeskundig Onderzoek EMGO instituut, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 145:1109-12. 2001
    ..The most stringent test is an external validation: the application of the model to a new population. The usability of a predictive model can be evaluated using the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve...
  8. ncbi Change in muscle mass and muscle strength after a hip fracture: relationship to mobility recovery
    M Visser
    Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 55:M434-40. 2000
    ..Hip fracture in elderly persons has a serious impact on long-term physical function. This study determines the change in muscle strength and muscle mass after a hip fracture, and the associations between these changes and mobility recovery...
  9. ncbi Skeletal muscle mass and muscle strength in relation to lower-extremity performance in older men and women
    M Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 48:381-6. 2000
    ..We tested the hypothesis that persons with lower muscle mass or muscle strength have poorer lower-extremity performance (LEP)...
  10. ncbi Elevated C-reactive protein levels in overweight and obese adults
    M Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    JAMA 282:2131-5. 1999
    ..Human adipose tissue expresses and releases the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin 6, potentially inducing low-grade systemic inflammation in persons with excess body fat...
  11. ncbi Validity of fan-beam dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry for measuring fat-free mass and leg muscle mass. Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study--Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry and Body Composition Working Group
    M Visser
    Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 87:1513-20. 1999
    ..86-0.96). MM by DEXA was higher than by CT in three regions. The results of this study suggest that fan-beam DEXA offers considerable promise for the measurement of total body FFM and leg MM in elderly persons...
  12. ncbi Muscle mass, muscle strength, and muscle fat infiltration as predictors of incident mobility limitations in well-functioning older persons
    Marjolein Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:324-33. 2005
    ..This study aims to investigate whether low muscle mass, low muscle strength, and greater fat infiltration into the muscle predict incident mobility limitation...
  13. ncbi Trunk fat and leg fat have independent and opposite associations with fasting and postload glucose levels: the Hoorn study
    Marieke B Snijder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetes Care 27:372-7. 2004
    ..The main goal was to determine which tissue in the trunk and legs, fat or lean tissue, is associated with measures of glucose metabolism...
  14. pmc Inflammation and race and gender differences in computerized tomography-measured adipose depots
    Lydia E Beasley
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1062-9. 2009
    ..Despite the previously established differences in abdominal fat distribution across gender and race, visceral fat remained a significant predictor of inflammatory marker concentration across all four subgroups examined...
  15. ncbi Associations of hip and thigh circumferences independent of waist circumference with the incidence of type 2 diabetes: the Hoorn Study
    Marieke B Snijder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:1192-7. 2003
    ..However, smaller hip or thigh circumference may also explain the predictive value of the WHR or WTR for type 2 diabetes...
  16. pmc Does the amount of fat mass predict age-related loss of lean mass, muscle strength, and muscle quality in older adults?
    Annemarie Koster
    National Institute on Aging, 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 66:888-95. 2011
    ..We therefore examined the association of baseline total body fat with changes in leg lean mass, muscle strength, and muscle quality over 7 years of follow-up and whether this link was explained by adipocytokines and insulin resistance...
  17. ncbi Physical activity, exercise, and inflammatory markers in older adults: findings from the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study
    Lisa H Colbert
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1098-104. 2004
    ..To examine the association between physical activity and inflammatory markers, with consideration for body fatness and antioxidant use...
  18. pmc Association between fitness and changes in body composition and muscle strength
    Annemarie Koster
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, 7201 Wisconsin Ave, 3C309, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:219-26. 2010
    ..To examine the association between physical fitness, assessed according to ability and time to complete a 400-m walk, on changes in body composition and muscle strength over a 7-year period...
  19. ncbi Inflammatory markers and loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) and strength
    Laura A Schaap
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Am J Med 119:526.e9-17. 2006
    ....
  20. pmc Higher inflammatory marker levels in older persons: associations with 5-year change in muscle mass and muscle strength
    Laura A Schaap
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:1183-9. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the association between serum levels of inflammatory markers and loss of muscle mass and strength in older persons...
  21. ncbi Lower serum albumin concentration and change in muscle mass: the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study
    Marjolein Visser
    Institute of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:531-7. 2005
    ..Low albumin concentrations in older persons increase the risk of poor health outcomes, including functional decline...
  22. doi High prevalence of undernutrition in Dutch community-dwelling older individuals
    Janneke Schilp
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Nutrition 28:1151-6. 2012
    ..To examine the prevalence of undernutrition in community-dwelling older individuals (≥65 y) using data from various settings...
  23. doi Development and validation of criteria for determining undernutrition in community-dwelling older men and women: The Short Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire 65+
    Hanneke A H Wijnhoven
    Department of Health Sciences, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Nutr 31:351-8. 2012
    ..There is no valid, fast and easy-to-apply set of criteria to determine (risk of) undernutrition in community-dwelling older persons. The aim of this study was to develop and validate such criteria...
  24. ncbi Regional body composition as a determinant of arterial stiffness in the elderly: The Hoorn Study
    Marieke B Snijder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Hypertens 22:2339-47. 2004
    ..To estimate the relation of precisely measured regional body composition with peripheral and central arterial stiffness in the elderly...
  25. ncbi The association of regional fat depots with hypertension in older persons of white and African American ethnicity
    Jingzhong Ding
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Am J Hypertens 17:971-6. 2004
    ..Fat distribution has been shown to be a strong correlate of hypertension, independent of general obesity. However, population-based studies are lacking on the association of regional fat depots with hypertension...
  26. ncbi Change in serum albumin and subsequent decline in functional status in older persons
    Bianca W M Schalk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Aging Clin Exp Res 17:297-305. 2005
    ..This study examines whether a three-year change in serum albumin concentration is associated with subsequent decline in functional status in older persons...
  27. ncbi Unhealthy lifestyles during the life course: association with physical decline in late life
    Saskia M Pluijm
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Aging Clin Exp Res 19:75-83. 2007
    ....
  28. pmc Body fat distribution and inflammation among obese older adults with and without metabolic syndrome
    Annemarie Koster
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:2354-61. 2010
    ....
  29. ncbi Lower extremity physical performance and hip bone mineral density in elderly black and white men and women: cross-sectional associations in the Health ABC Study
    Dennis R Taaffe
    The Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:M934-42. 2003
    ..However, it is unclear if these factors coexist or are independent in elderly people, and if a relationship does exist, whether it varies by sex and/or race...
  30. doi Region-specific fat mass and muscle mass and mortality in community-dwelling older men and women
    Hanneke A H Wijnhoven
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gerontology 58:32-40. 2012
    ..It is, however, unclear how the underlying body mass components (fat and muscle mass - FM and MM, respectively) are associated with mortality in old age...
  31. ncbi Type and intensity of activity and risk of mobility limitation: the mediating role of muscle parameters
    Marjolein Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:762-70. 2005
    ..To investigate the association between different types of physical activity behavior and incident mobility limitation in older men and women and to examine whether muscle parameters mediate these associations...
  32. doi Obesity in older adults is associated with an increased prevalence and incidence of pain
    Noor Heim
    Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2510-7. 2008
    ..In conclusion, the prevalence of pain is higher among obese older men and women compared to their normal-weight peers. Furthermore, obese older adults are at increased odds to develop pain...
  33. ncbi Knee extension strength cutpoints for maintaining mobility
    Todd M Manini
    Institute on Aging, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:451-7. 2007
    ..To identify levels of knee extensor strength that are associated with high and low risk of incident severe mobility limitation (SML) in initially well-functioning older adults...
  34. ncbi Which types of activities are associated with risk of recurrent falling in older persons?
    G M E E Geeske Peeters
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section Endocrinology, VU University Medical Center, Postbus 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:743-50. 2010
    ..This study explored the associations between various types of activities, their underlying physical components, and recurrent falling in community-dwelling older persons...
  35. ncbi One- and two-year change in body composition as measured by DXA in a population-based cohort of older men and women
    Marjolein Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije University Medical Center, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Appl Physiol 94:2368-74. 2003
    ..Loss of ALST was greater in men compared with women, and greater in blacks compared with whites, suggesting that men and blacks may be more prone to muscle loss...
  36. ncbi Effects of a dietetic treatment in older, undernourished, community-dwelling individuals in primary care: a randomized controlled trial
    Janneke Schilp
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Nutr 52:1939-48. 2013
    ..Undernutrition is a prevalent problem in older, community-dwelling individuals. Aim of this study was to determine the effects of a dietetic treatment in older, undernourished, community-dwelling individuals...
  37. pmc Joint association of obesity and metabolic syndrome with incident mobility limitation in older men and women--results from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study
    Sari Stenholm
    Longitudinal Studies Section, Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, Harbor Hospital, 3001 South Hanover Street, Baltimore, MD 21225, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:84-92. 2010
    ..Although both obesity and the metabolic syndrome (MetS) are known risk factors for decline in physical function, the joint association of obesity and metabolic alterations with risk of incident mobility limitation is unknown...
  38. ncbi Mobility limitation in self-described well-functioning older adults: importance of endurance walk testing
    Eleanor M Simonsick
    Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, Harbor Hospital NIA ASTRA Unit, 3001 S Hanover St Baltimore, MD 21225, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:841-7. 2008
    ..This study evaluates standardized administration of an endurance walk test for identifying unrecognized and impending mobility limitation in community elders...
  39. ncbi Diabetes, hyperglycemia, and inflammation in older individuals: the health, aging and body composition study
    Nathalie de Rekeneire
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD 20892 9205, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:1902-8. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the association of inflammation with hyperglycemia (impaired fasting glucose [IFG]/impaired glucose tolerance [IGT]) and diabetes in older individuals...
  40. ncbi Endocrine and inflammatory markers as predictors of frailty
    Martine T E Puts
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 63:403-11. 2005
    ..To examine the association of serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D], interleukin-6 (IL-6), C-reactive protein (CRP) and IGF-1 with prevalent and incident frailty...
  41. pmc Transition to sarcopenia and determinants of transitions in older adults: a population-based study
    Rachel A Murphy
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 69:751-8. 2014
    ..We examined the time course of sarcopenia and determinants of transitioning toward and away from sarcopenia...
  42. doi Joint effects of adiposity and physical activity on incident mobility limitation in older adults
    Annemarie Koster
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:636-43. 2008
    ..To examine joint associations of physical activity and adiposity measures (body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, percentage body fat) with incident mobility limitation...
  43. ncbi Vitamin D status predicts physical performance and its decline in older persons
    Ilse S Wicherts
    Department of Endocrinology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:2058-65. 2007
    ..Vitamin D deficiency is common among older people and can cause mineralization defects, bone loss, and muscle weakness...
  44. pmc Adipocytokines and the metabolic syndrome among older persons with and without obesity: the InCHIANTI study
    Sari Stenholm
    Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, 3001 S Hanover Street, Baltimore, MD 21225, USA
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 73:55-65. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to: (1) examine the role of adipocytokines in the association between obesity and the MetS and (2) to determine whether the association is different in obese and non-obese persons...
  45. doi Predictors for achieving protein and energy requirements in undernourished hospital patients
    Eva Leistra
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Internal Medicine and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, PO Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Nutr 30:484-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate predictors for achieving protein and energy requirements on the fourth day of admission in undernourished hospitalized patients...
  46. ncbi Low testosterone levels and decline in physical performance and muscle strength in older men: findings from two prospective cohort studies
    Laura A Schaap
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 68:42-50. 2008
    ..We examined whether levels of testosterone were associated with 3-year decline in physical performance and muscle strength in older men...
  47. doi Does rheumatoid arthritis equal diabetes mellitus as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease? A prospective study
    Mike J L Peters
    VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 61:1571-9. 2009
    ..We prospectively assessed the incidence of CVD in patients with RA compared with patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and the general population...
  48. ncbi [Rheumatoid arthritis: an equally strong risk factor for cardiovascular disease as diabetes mellitus]
    Mike J L Peters
    Vrije Universiteit Medisch Centrum, afd Reumatologie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 154:A1469. 2010
    ..16 (95% CI: 1.28-3.63) and 2.04 (95% CI: 1.12-3.67) respectively. CONCLUSION: RA is associated with an increased risk of CVD and this risk is similar to that associated with DM2...
  49. pmc Sarcopenic obesity: definition, cause and consequences
    Sari Stenholm
    Longitudinal Studies Section, Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, Maryland 21225 1233, USA
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 11:693-700. 2008
    ..Tantamount to this discussion is whether low muscle mass or, rather, muscle weakness should be used for the definition...
  50. ncbi Is a fall just a fall: correlates of falling in healthy older persons. The Health, Aging and Body Composition Study
    Nathalie de Rekeneire
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry and Gerontology Research Center, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:841-6. 2003
    ..To identify factors associated with falling in well-functioning older people...
  51. ncbi The association of sex hormone levels with poor mobility, low muscle strength and incidence of falls among older men and women
    Laura A Schaap
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 63:152-60. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to examine whether low levels of oestradiol and testosterone are associated with impaired mobility, low muscle strength and the incidence of falls in a population-based sample of older men and women...
  52. ncbi Lower levels of serum albumin and total cholesterol and future decline in functional performance in older persons: the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Bianca W M Schalk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Age Ageing 33:266-72. 2004
    ..Both serum albumin and total cholesterol are potential markers of frailty. A decline in functional status is one of the key components of frailty...
  53. pmc Distinguishing four components underlying physical activity: a new approach to using physical activity questionnaire data in old age
    Lisanne M Verweij
    EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Geriatr 10:20. 2010
    ..The aim of this methodological study was to propose a method for distinguishing four components underlying self reported physical activity of older adults: intensity, muscle strength, turning actions and mechanical strain...
  54. ncbi Prediction of vitamin D deficiency by simple patient characteristics
    Evelien Sohl
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research ES, MWH, MV, and NMvS, and the Departments of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology RTdJ, MDH, and PL and General Practice TM, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands and the Department of Health Sciences, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands MWH and MV
    Am J Clin Nutr 99:1089-95. 2014
    ..Vitamin D status is currently diagnosed by measuring serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D]...
  55. pmc Do major life events influence physical activity among older adults: the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Margot A Koeneman
    Research Center for Physical Activity, Work and Health, TNO VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:147. 2012
    ..This study focused on two major life events, widowhood and retirement, and asked whether these major life events were associated with moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sports participation...
  56. ncbi Daily activity energy expenditure and mortality among older adults
    Todd M Manini
    National Institute on Aging, Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    JAMA 296:171-9. 2006
    ..Exercise is associated with mortality benefits but simply expending energy through any activity in an individual's free-living environment may confer survival advantages...
  57. ncbi Serum albumin and muscle strength: a longitudinal study in older men and women
    Bianca W M Schalk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1331-8. 2005
    ..To examine whether low serum albumin is associated with low muscle strength and future decline in muscle strength in community-dwelling older men and women...
  58. ncbi Consequences of sarcopenia
    Marjolein Visser
    Department of Health Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Geriatr Med 27:387-99. 2011
    ..For the prevention of functional decline, falls, and early mortality in older men and women a major focus on maintaining or increasing muscle strength instead of muscle size seems warranted...
  59. ncbi Early life physical activity and cognition at old age
    Miranda Dik
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 25:643-53. 2003
    ..This finding supports the cognitive reserve hypothesis, and might suggest that early life physical activity may delay late-life cognitive deficits...
  60. doi Physical activity and incident clinical knee osteoarthritis in older adults
    Lisanne M Verweij
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Arthritis Rheum 61:152-7. 2009
    ..To study the relationship between 4 components of physical activity and the 12-year incidence of clinical knee osteoarthritis (OA) among older adults...
  61. ncbi Comparison of the LASA Physical Activity Questionnaire with a 7-day diary and pedometer
    Vianda S Stel
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:252-8. 2004
    ..First, to validate the LASA Physical Activity Questionnaire (LAPAQ) by a 7-day diary and a pedometer in older persons. Second, to assess the repeatability of the LAPAQ. Third, to compare the feasibility of these methods...
  62. ncbi Independent association of hip circumference with metabolic profile in different ethnic groups
    Marieke B Snijder
    VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Obes Res 12:1370-4. 2004
    ..Our aim was to investigate this association in a variety of ethnic groups, some highly susceptible to type 2 diabetes...
  63. ncbi Rehabilitation patients: undernourished and obese?
    Dorijn Hertroijs
    Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Rehabil Med 44:696-701. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of undernutrition in patients in Dutch rehabilitation centres and to measure the diagnostic accuracy of available screening tools...
  64. doi Prevalence of undernutrition in Dutch hospital outpatients
    Eva Leistra
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Eur J Intern Med 20:509-13. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of undernutrition in hospital outpatients in the Netherlands, to determine high risk departments, and to determine the percentage of patients receiving dietetic treatment...
  65. ncbi Larger thigh and hip circumferences are associated with better glucose tolerance: the Hoorn study
    Marieke B Snijder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Obes Res 11:104-11. 2003
    ..Muscle mass might be better reflected by thigh circumference. The aim of this study was to investigate the contributions of thigh and hip circumferences, independent of waist circumference, to measures of glucose metabolism...
  66. doi Obesity, sarcopenia and their functional consequences in old age
    Marjolein Visser
    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
    Proc Nutr Soc 70:114-8. 2011
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  67. pmc The relation between oral Candida load and bacterial microbiome profiles in Dutch older adults
    Eefje A Kraneveld
    Department of Preventive Dentistry, Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e42770. 2012
    ..The control of the acidification of the oral environment may be a potential preventive measure for Candida outgrowth that should be evaluated in longitudinal clinical intervention trials...
  68. ncbi Systemic inflammatory markers, periodontal diseases, and periodontal infections in an elderly population
    Walter A Bretz
    Division of Pediatric and Developmental Science, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1532-7. 2005
    ..To study the levels of systemic markers for inflammation with parameters of periodontal diseases in older people...
  69. ncbi Prospective relation of C-reactive protein with type 2 diabetes: response to Han et al
    Marieke B Snijder
    Diabetes Care 26:1656-7; author reply 1657-8. 2003
  70. ncbi Association between physical and cognitive function in healthy elderly: the health, aging and body composition study
    Caterina Rosano
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 24:8-14. 2005
    ..Longitudinal studies are needed to determine the direction of causality in this relationship...
  71. ncbi The relationship of antiresorptive drug use to structural findings and symptoms of knee osteoarthritis
    Laura D Carbone
    University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, 956 Court Avenue, Rm E336 Coleman Building, Memphis, TN 38163, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 50:3516-25. 2004
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  72. ncbi Strength and muscle quality in a well-functioning cohort of older adults: the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study
    Anne B Newman
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3520 5th Avenue, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:323-30. 2003
    ..To determine whether lower lean mass and higher fat mass have independent effects on the loss of strength and muscle quality in older adults and might explain part of the effect of age...
  73. ncbi Adiposity in relation to vitamin D status and parathyroid hormone levels: a population-based study in older men and women
    Marieke B Snijder
    Institute of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije University, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:4119-23. 2005
    ....
  74. ncbi QDR 4500A DXA overestimates fat-free mass compared with criterion methods
    Frances Tylavsky
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee 38105, USA
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 94:959-65. 2003
    ..These findings suggest that the current calibration of the fan-beam system of the Hologic QDR 4500A provides an overestimate of FFM and underestimate of FM compared with reference methods...
  75. pmc Adipose tissue in muscle: a novel depot similar in size to visceral adipose tissue
    Dympna Gallagher
    Department of Medicine, Obesity Research Center, St Luke s Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:903-10. 2005
    ..The manner in which fat depot volumes and distributions, particularly the adipose tissue (AT) between the muscles, vary by race is unknown...
  76. ncbi Prognostic value of usual gait speed in well-functioning older people--results from the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study
    Matteo Cesari
    Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, College of Medicine, Institute on Aging, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32608, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1675-80. 2005
    ..To define clinically relevant cutpoints for usual gait speed and to investigate their predictive value for health-related events in older persons...
  77. ncbi Effects of birth cohort and age on body composition in a sample of community-based elderly
    Jingzhong Ding
    Sticht Center on Aging, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:405-10. 2007
    ..The effect of the recent obesity epidemic on body composition remains unknown. Furthermore, age-related changes in body composition are still unclear...
  78. ncbi Low serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in older persons and the risk of nursing home admission
    Marjolein Visser
    Institute of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije University, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:616-22; quiz 671-2. 2006
    ..The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in nursing home patients is high...
  79. ncbi Alternative definitions of sarcopenia, lower extremity performance, and functional impairment with aging in older men and women
    Matthew J Delmonico
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:769-74. 2007
    ..To compare two methods for classifying an individual as sarcopenic for predicting decline in physical function in the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study...
  80. ncbi Sarcopenia: alternative definitions and associations with lower extremity function
    Anne B Newman
    Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1602-9. 2003
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  81. ncbi Dietary protein intake is associated with lean mass change in older, community-dwelling adults: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study
    Denise K Houston
    Sticht Center on Aging, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1207, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:150-5. 2008
    ..Dietary surveys suggest that many older, community-dwelling adults consume insufficient dietary protein, which may contribute to the age-related loss of lean mass (LM)...
  82. doi Lifestyle factors and incident mobility limitation in obese and non-obese older adults
    Annemarie Koster
    Department of Health Care Studies, Medical Sociology Section, Universiteit Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:3122-32. 2007
    ..This study examines the association between incident mobility limitation and 4 lifestyle factors: smoking, alcohol intake, physical activity, and diet in well-functioning obese (n = 667) and non-obese (n = 2027) older adults...
  83. ncbi The loss of skeletal muscle strength, mass, and quality in older adults: the health, aging and body composition study
    Bret H Goodpaster
    Department of Medicine, MUH N809, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:1059-64. 2006
    ..The loss of muscle mass is considered to be a major determinant of strength loss in aging. However, large-scale longitudinal studies examining the association between the loss of mass and strength in older adults are lacking...
  84. ncbi Estrogen replacement, muscle composition, and physical function: The Health ABC Study
    Dennis R Taaffe
    School of Human Movement Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:1741-7. 2005
    ..Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine whether estrogen use is associated with enhanced muscle composition and, if so, whether this translates into improved strength and physical function...
  85. ncbi Vitamin D status in relation to one-year risk of recurrent falling in older men and women
    Marieke B Snijder
    Institute of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:2980-5. 2006
    ..Falls frequently occur in the elderly and are a major cause of morbidity and mortality...
  86. ncbi Strength, but not muscle mass, is associated with mortality in the health, aging and body composition study cohort
    Anne B Newman
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Epidemiology, 130 N Bellefield Avenue, Room 532, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:72-7. 2006
    ..Although muscle strength and mass are highly correlated, the relationship between direct measures of low muscle mass (sarcopenia) and strength in association with mortality has not been examined...
  87. ncbi Weight change and the conservation of lean mass in old age: the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study
    Anne B Newman
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:872-8; quiz 915-6. 2005
    ..Weight loss may contribute to the loss of lean mass with age...
  88. ncbi Angiotensin-converting enzyme insertion/deletion genotype, exercise, and physical decline
    Stephen B Kritchevsky
    The Sticht Center on Aging and Center for Human Genomics, Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    JAMA 294:691-8. 2005
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  89. ncbi Association of total and central obesity with mortality in postmenopausal women with coronary heart disease
    Alka M Kanaya
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 64115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:1161-70. 2003
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  90. ncbi Re: "Changes in body weight and body fat distribution as risk factors for clinical diabetes in US men"
    Marieke B Snijder
    Am J Epidemiol 160:1133-4; author reply 1134-5. 2004
  91. ncbi Influence of marital status on physical activity levels among older adults
    Kelley K Pettee
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:541-6. 2006
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  92. ncbi Inflammatory markers and incident mobility limitation in the elderly
    Brenda W J H Penninx
    Sticht Center on Aging, Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1105-13. 2004
    ..To examine the relationship between indicators of inflammation and the incidence of mobility limitation in older persons...
  93. doi Relationship of ankle blood pressures to cardiovascular events in older adults
    Kim Sutton-Tyrrell
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, GSPH 505A Parran Hall, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Stroke 39:863-9. 2008
    ..We focus on the extent to which low and high ankle-arm index values as well as noncompressible arteries are associated with mortality and cardiovascular events, including stroke in older adults...