Piet A van den Brandt

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Affiliation: Maastricht University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Magnesium intake and colorectal cancer risk in the Netherlands Cohort Study
    P A van den Brandt
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Br J Cancer 96:510-3. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Salt intake, cured meat consumption, refrigerator use and stomach cancer incidence: a prospective cohort study (Netherlands)
    Piet A van den Brandt
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Causes Control 14:427-38. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Nutrition in the prevention of gastrointestinal cancer
    Piet A van den Brandt
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 20:589-603. 2006
  4. pmc Toenail selenium status and the risk of Barrett's esophagus: the Netherlands Cohort Study
    Jessie Steevens
    GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Causes Control 21:2259-68. 2010
  5. pmc Treatment of pregnancy-related pelvic girdle and/or low back pain after delivery design of a randomized clinical trial within a comprehensive prognostic cohort study [ISRCTN08477490]
    Caroline H G Bastiaenen
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, P, O, Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 4:67. 2004
  6. pmc Long-term effectiveness and costs of a brief self-management intervention in women with pregnancy-related low back pain after delivery
    Caroline H G Bastiaenen
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, P, O, Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:19. 2008
  7. pmc Reproducibility of goniometric measurement of the knee in the in-hospital phase following total knee arthroplasty
    Anton F Lenssen
    University Hospital Maastricht, Department of Physical Therapy, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:83. 2007
  8. pmc Efficiency of immediate postoperative inpatient physical therapy following total knee arthroplasty: an RCT
    Anton F Lenssen
    University Hospital Maastricht, Department of Physical Therapy, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:71. 2006
  9. pmc Effectiveness of prolonged use of continuous passive motion (CPM), as an adjunct to physiotherapy, after total knee arthroplasty
    Ton A F Lenssen
    University Hospital Maastricht, Department of Physiotherapy, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:60. 2008
  10. pmc Effectiveness of prolonged use of continuous passive motion (CPM) as an adjunct to physiotherapy following total knee arthroplasty: design of a randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN85759656]
    Anton F Lenssen
    University Hospital Maastricht, Department of Physical Therapy, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:15. 2006

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  1. pmc Magnesium intake and colorectal cancer risk in the Netherlands Cohort Study
    P A van den Brandt
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Br J Cancer 96:510-3. 2007
    ..05 and 0.02, respectively). Although an overall protective effect was not afforded, our results suggest an effect of magnesium in overweight subjects, possibly through decreasing insulin resistance...
  2. ncbi request reprint Salt intake, cured meat consumption, refrigerator use and stomach cancer incidence: a prospective cohort study (Netherlands)
    Piet A van den Brandt
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Causes Control 14:427-38. 2003
    ..Many case-control studies have reported that salt and cured meat intake are positively, and refrigerator use is inversely, associated with stomach cancer risk. In the current prospective study these associations were evaluated...
  3. ncbi request reprint Nutrition in the prevention of gastrointestinal cancer
    Piet A van den Brandt
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 20:589-603. 2006
    ..Alcohol consumption is a risk factor for squamous carcinoma (but not adenocarcinoma) of the esophagus, gastric cancer and colorectal cancer. Selenium may be inversely related to esophageal and gastric cancer...
  4. pmc Toenail selenium status and the risk of Barrett's esophagus: the Netherlands Cohort Study
    Jessie Steevens
    GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Causes Control 21:2259-68. 2010
    ..To investigate the association between selenium and the risk of Barrett's esophagus (BE), the precursor lesion of esophageal adenocarcinoma...
  5. pmc Treatment of pregnancy-related pelvic girdle and/or low back pain after delivery design of a randomized clinical trial within a comprehensive prognostic cohort study [ISRCTN08477490]
    Caroline H G Bastiaenen
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, P, O, Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 4:67. 2004
    ..Investigators draw particular attention to biomedical factors but there is growing evidence that important prognostic issues such as biopsychosocial factors appear to be even more important as point of action in a treatment program...
  6. pmc Long-term effectiveness and costs of a brief self-management intervention in women with pregnancy-related low back pain after delivery
    Caroline H G Bastiaenen
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, P, O, Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:19. 2008
    ..It prompted us to start a large cohort study (n = 7526) during pregnancy until one year after delivery and a nested randomized controlled intervention study in the Netherlands...
  7. pmc Reproducibility of goniometric measurement of the knee in the in-hospital phase following total knee arthroplasty
    Anton F Lenssen
    University Hospital Maastricht, Department of Physical Therapy, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:83. 2007
    ....
  8. pmc Efficiency of immediate postoperative inpatient physical therapy following total knee arthroplasty: an RCT
    Anton F Lenssen
    University Hospital Maastricht, Department of Physical Therapy, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:71. 2006
    ..This led to the question whether the intensity of PT (once versus twice daily) following TKA affects short-term recovery, measured as range of motion...
  9. pmc Effectiveness of prolonged use of continuous passive motion (CPM), as an adjunct to physiotherapy, after total knee arthroplasty
    Ton A F Lenssen
    University Hospital Maastricht, Department of Physiotherapy, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:60. 2008
    ..It also suggested, however, that future research should concentrate on the treatment period during which CPM should be administered...
  10. pmc Effectiveness of prolonged use of continuous passive motion (CPM) as an adjunct to physiotherapy following total knee arthroplasty: design of a randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN85759656]
    Anton F Lenssen
    University Hospital Maastricht, Department of Physical Therapy, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:15. 2006
    ..It also suggested, however, that future research should concentrate on the treatment period during which CPM should be administered...
  11. pmc Effects of oral adenosine 5'-triphosphate and adenosine in enteric-coated capsules on indomethacin-induced permeability changes in the human small intestine: a randomized cross-over study
    Martijn J L Bours
    Maastricht University, Department of Epidemiology, Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Gastroenterol 7:23. 2007
    ..Since ATP effects may have been partly mediated through its breakdown to adenosine, effects of encapsulated adenosine were tested also...
  12. pmc Prevalence of von Hippel-Lindau gene mutations in sporadic renal cell carcinoma: results from The Netherlands cohort study
    Kjeld P van Houwelingen
    Department of Urology, University Medical Center Nijmegen, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Cancer 5:57. 2005
    ..We studied the VHL mutation status in a large population-based case group...
  13. ncbi request reprint Dietary folate and APC mutations in sporadic colorectal cancer
    Stefan de Vogel
    Research Institute Growth and Development GROW, Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Nutr 136:3015-21. 2006
    ..These opposite results may indicate that folate enhances colorectal carcinogenesis through a distinct APC mutated pathway...
  14. doi request reprint Lung cancer risk in relation to dietary acrylamide intake
    Janneke G F Hogervorst
    Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:651-62. 2009
    ..The association between dietary acrylamide intake and lung cancer risk is not known...
  15. pmc Mutations in APC, CTNNB1 and K-ras genes and expression of hMLH1 in sporadic colorectal carcinomas from the Netherlands Cohort Study
    Margreet Lüchtenborg
    Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht, Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Cancer 5:160. 2005
    ..A smaller proportion of cancers shows mismatch repair deficiency. The aim of this study was to analyse the co-occurrence of these genetic alterations in relation to tumour and patient characteristics...
  16. doi request reprint Associations of dietary methyl donor intake with MLH1 promoter hypermethylation and related molecular phenotypes in sporadic colorectal cancer
    Stefan de Vogel
    Department of Epidemiology, GROW, School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Carcinogenesis 29:1765-73. 2008
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Meat and fish consumption, APC gene mutations and hMLH1 expression in colon and rectal cancer: a prospective cohort study (The Netherlands)
    Margreet Lüchtenborg
    Department of Epidemiology, Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht NUTRIM, Maastricht University, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Causes Control 16:1041-54. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between meat and fish consumption and APC mutation status and hMLH1 expression in colon and rectal cancer...
  18. doi request reprint CD14 polymorphisms in mother and infant, soluble CD14 in breast milk and atopy development in the infant (KOALA Study)
    Bianca E P Snijders
    Department of Epidemiology, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 21:541-9. 2010
    ..48). We found only an association between CC homozygozity of SNP CD14/-1619 and eczema. Our data did not support a modifying role of breast milk sCD14 levels on the relationship between CD14 genotype and atopy development until age 2 yr...
  19. doi request reprint Genetic variants of methyl metabolizing enzymes and epigenetic regulators: associations with promoter CpG island hypermethylation in colorectal cancer
    Stefan de Vogel
    Departments of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:3086-96. 2009
    ..The incomplete overlap between CIMP, MLH1 hypermethylation, and microsatellite instability indicates that these related "methylation phenotypes" may not be similar and should be investigated separately...
  20. doi request reprint Dietary flavonoid intake, black tea consumption, and risk of overall and advanced stage prostate cancer
    Milan S Geybels
    Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 177:1388-98. 2013
    ..50, 0.91), respectively. No associations were observed for overall and nonadvanced prostate cancer. In conclusion, dietary flavonoid intake and black tea consumption were associated with a decreased risk of advanced stage prostate cancer...
  21. doi request reprint Risk prediction of incident coronary heart disease in The Netherlands: re-estimation and improvement of the SCORE risk function
    Audrey H H Merry
    Department of Epidemiology, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 19:840-8. 2012
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Dietary folate intake and k-ras mutations in sporadic colon and rectal cancer in The Netherlands Cohort Study
    Mirian Brink
    Research Institute Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht NUTRIM, Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 114:824-30. 2005
    ..09), but inversely associated with G>A transitions (RR = 0.08, 95% CI = 0.01-0.53). Our data suggest that the effect of folate on rectal cancer risk is different for men and women and depends on the K-ras mutation status of the tumor...
  23. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in genes related to activation or detoxification of carcinogens might interact with smoking to increase renal cancer risk: results from The Netherlands Cohort Study on diet and cancer
    Kim M Smits
    Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    World J Urol 26:103-10. 2008
    ..This could indicate that RCC risk among smokers might be more increased with the CYP1A1*2C genotype, GSTmicro1 null, or both a CYP1A1 variant and GSTmicro1 null...
  24. ncbi request reprint Consumption of organic foods and risk of atopic disease during the first 2 years of life in the Netherlands
    Ischa Kummeling
    Department of Epidemiology, Care and Public Health Research Institute Caphri, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Br J Nutr 99:598-605. 2008
    ..Further studies to substantiate these results are warranted...
  25. ncbi request reprint Higher dietary flavone, flavonol, and catechin intakes are associated with less of an increase in BMI over time in women: a longitudinal analysis from the Netherlands Cohort Study
    Laura A E Hughes
    Department of Epidemiology, School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands NUTRIM
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:1341-52. 2008
    ..Dietary flavonoids are suggested to have antiobesity effects. Prospective evidence of an association between flavonoids and body mass index (BMI) is lacking in general populations...
  26. ncbi request reprint Breast-feeding duration and infant atopic manifestations, by maternal allergic status, in the first 2 years of life (KOALA study)
    Bianca E P Snijders
    Care and Public Health Research Institute, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Pediatr 151:347-51, 351.e1-2. 2007
    ..To investigate the potential effect of modification by maternal allergic status on the relationship between breast-feeding duration and infant atopic manifestations in the first 2 years of life...
  27. ncbi request reprint Carotenoid and vitamin intake, von Hippel-Lindau gene mutations and sporadic renal cell carcinoma
    Boukje A C van Dijk
    Department of Epidemiology, NUTRIM, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Causes Control 19:125-34. 2008
    ..We investigated whether dietary carotenoid and vitamin intake and supplemental vitamin use were inversely associated with RCC risk and with Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL)-gene mutations in clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC)...
  28. pmc Dietary fat and risk of colon and rectal cancer with aberrant MLH1 expression, APC or KRAS genes
    Matty P Weijenberg
    Department of Epidemiology, Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Causes Control 18:865-79. 2007
    ....
  29. pmc Body size, physical activity and risk of colorectal cancer with or without the CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP)
    Laura A E Hughes
    Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 6:e18571. 2011
    ..We investigated how body size and physical activity influence the risk of the CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP) in colorectal cancer (CRC)...
  30. doi request reprint Vegetable, fruit and nitrate intake in relation to the risk of Barrett's oesophagus in a large Dutch cohort
    Andras P Keszei
    Department of Epidemiology, School for Oncology and Developmental Biology GROW, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Br J Nutr 111:1452-62. 2014
    ..77, 95% CI 1.68, 8.45) (P for interaction = 0.04). These results suggest that vegetable intake may contribute to the prevention of Barrett's oesophagus. The possible differential effect in men and women should be evaluated further...
  31. ncbi request reprint Early life exposure to antibiotics and the subsequent development of eczema, wheeze, and allergic sensitization in the first 2 years of life: the KOALA Birth Cohort Study
    Ischa Kummeling
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Pediatrics 119:e225-31. 2007
    ..We evaluated early life exposure to antibiotics and the subsequent development of eczema, wheeze, and allergic sensitization in infancy...
  32. ncbi request reprint Toenail selenium levels and the subsequent risk of prostate cancer: a prospective cohort study
    Piet A van den Brandt
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:866-71. 2003
    ..These results confirm the hypothesis that higher selenium intake may reduce prostate cancer risk. Future research on optimum dose level is needed...
  33. ncbi request reprint Fruits, vegetables, and hMLH1 protein-deficient and -proficient colon cancer: The Netherlands cohort study
    Petra A Wark
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1619-25. 2005
    ..Animal and in vitro studies suggest that fruits, vegetables, folate, and antioxidants are associated with colonic expression of mismatch repair genes...
  34. ncbi request reprint Effects of dietary folate and alcohol intake on promoter methylation in sporadic colorectal cancer: the Netherlands cohort study on diet and cancer
    Manon van Engeland
    The Research Institute GROW, Department of Pathology, University Maastricht, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Res 63:3133-7. 2003
    ..085). Despite the size limitations of this study, these data suggest that folate and alcohol intake may be associated with changes in promoter hypermethylation in CRC...
  35. doi request reprint The carcinogenicity of dietary acrylamide intake: a comparative discussion of epidemiological and experimental animal research
    Janneke G F Hogervorst
    Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Crit Rev Toxicol 40:485-512. 2010
    ..The observed pattern of increased risks in the rat and epidemiological studies and the decreased risks in the epidemiological studies suggests that acrylamide might influence hormonal systems, for which rodents may not be good models...
  36. doi request reprint Selenium status and the risk of esophageal and gastric cancer subtypes: the Netherlands cohort study
    Jessie Steevens
    GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Gastroenterology 138:1704-13. 2010
    ..Only in very few studies have the associations with ESCC and GCA been investigated, and no epidemiologic studies exist on EAC...
  37. ncbi request reprint Alcohol and the risk of colon and rectal cancer with mutations in the K-ras gene
    Brenda W C Bongaerts
    Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht NUTRIM, Department of Epidemiology, University Maastricht, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Alcohol 38:147-54. 2006
    ..In conclusion, alcohol does not seem to be involved in predisposing to CRC through mutations in the K-ras gene, and specifically beer consumption is not associated with colon and rectal tumors harboring a G-->A mutation...
  38. doi request reprint Body mass index and von Hippel-Lindau gene mutations in clear-cell renal cancer: Results of the Netherlands Cohort Study on diet and cancer
    Kim M Smits
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Ann Epidemiol 20:401-4. 2010
    ..We evaluated the association between BMI and VHL mutations in cc-RCC by using data from the Netherlands Cohort Study (NLCS), a prospective study, which comprises 120,852 persons...
  39. doi request reprint Dietary acrylamide intake and estrogen and progesterone receptor-defined postmenopausal breast cancer risk
    Grete S Pedersen
    Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 122:199-210. 2010
    ..Further studies are needed to confirm or refute our observations...
  40. doi request reprint Intake of vegetables, fruits, carotenoids and vitamins C and E and pancreatic cancer risk in The Netherlands Cohort Study
    Mirjam M Heinen
    Department of Epidemiology, Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 130:147-58. 2012
    ..Furthermore, we observed no association between the intake of carotenoids, vitamins and vitamin supplements and pancreatic cancer risk...
  41. ncbi request reprint Dietary acrylamide intake and the risk of renal cell, bladder, and prostate cancer
    Janneke G Hogervorst
    Department of Epidemiology, School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1428-38. 2008
    ..Acrylamide, a probable human carcinogen, was recently detected in various heat-treated carbohydrate-rich foods. Epidemiologic studies on the relation with cancer have been few and largely negative...
  42. doi request reprint Alcohol consumption and mutations or promoter hypermethylation of the von Hippel-Lindau gene in renal cell carcinoma
    Leo J Schouten
    Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:3543-50. 2008
    ..58; 95% CI, 0.34-0.99). In this study, a not statistically significant inverse association was observed between alcohol and renal cell cancer. There was no statistical significant heterogeneity by VHL mutation or methylation status...
  43. pmc Modeling how substitution of sedentary behavior with standing or physical activity is associated with health-related quality of life in colorectal cancer survivors
    Eline H van Roekel
    Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Causes Control 27:513-25. 2016
    ..Using isotemporal substitution modeling, we studied how substituting sedentary behavior with standing or physical activity was associated with HRQoL in CRC survivors, 2-10 years post-diagnosis...
  44. doi request reprint Selenoprotein gene variants, toenail selenium levels, and risk for advanced prostate cancer
    Milan S Geybels
    Affiliations of authors Department of Epidemiology MSG, PvdB, LS, BV and Department of Toxicogenomics SvB, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, and Department of Toxicology FvS, NUTRIM School for Nutrition, Toxicology, and Metabolism, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands Department of Nutritional Sciences MR and Department of Biochemistry and Physiology FG, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
    J Natl Cancer Inst 106:dju003. 2014
    ..01), GPX1 rs17650792 (higher risk; P trend = .03), and GPX1 rs1800668 (lower risk; P trend = .005). Toenail selenium levels were inversely associated with advanced PCa risk, independently of common genetic variation in SEPP1 and GPX1. ..
  45. pmc The Netherlands Cohort Study−Meat Investigation Cohort; a population-based cohort over-represented with vegetarians, pescetarians and low meat consumers
    Anne M J Gilsing
    Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, Maastricht 6216, MD, The Netherlands
    Nutr J 12:156. 2013
    ..In addition, we were able to compare self-reported vegetarians with vegetarians whose status has been confirmed by their response on the extensive food frequency questionnaire (FFQ)...
  46. doi request reprint Advanced prostate cancer risk in relation to toenail selenium levels
    Milan S Geybels
    Affiliations of authors Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, MSG, BAJV, PAvdB and Department of Toxicology, NUTRIM School for Nutrition, Toxicology, and Metabolism FJvS, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands TNO, Leiden, the Netherlands RAG
    J Natl Cancer Inst 105:1394-401. 2013
    ..We investigated the association of toenail selenium, reflecting long-term selenium exposure, and advanced PCa risk in a population from the Netherlands where low selenium status is widespread...
  47. doi request reprint Measures of combined antioxidant and pro-oxidant exposures and risk of overall and advanced stage prostate cancer
    Milan S Geybels
    Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Ann Epidemiol 22:814-20. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that both scores are inversely associated with the risk of prostate cancer (PCa)...
  48. doi request reprint Alcohol consumption, alcohol dehydrogenase 1C (ADH1C) genotype, and risk of colorectal cancer in the Netherlands Cohort Study on diet and cancer
    Brenda W C Bongaerts
    GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Alcohol 45:217-25. 2011
    ..Nevertheless, the interaction deserves further investigation in larger genetic epidemiologic studies...
  49. ncbi request reprint Fat and K-ras mutations in sporadic colorectal cancer in The Netherlands Cohort Study
    Mirian Brink
    Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht, Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Carcinogenesis 25:1619-28. 2004
    ..A high intake of polyunsaturated fat, in particular linoleic acid, may be an important dietary risk factor for K-ras mutated colon tumours, possibly by generating G > A transitions or G > T or G > C transversions in the K-ras oncogene...
  50. doi request reprint Body size and colorectal cancer risk after 16.3 years of follow-up: an analysis from the Netherlands Cohort Study
    Laura A E Hughes
    Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Science, MaastrichtUniversity, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 174:1127-39. 2011
    ..Height was associated with risk of CRC, especially distal colon tumors (highest quintile vs. lowest: HR = 1.53, 95% CI: 1.03, 2.27; P-trend = 0.05), in women only...
  51. ncbi request reprint Consumption of vegetables and fruits and risk of ovarian carcinoma
    Monique Mommers
    Department of Epidemiology, NUTRIM, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer 104:1512-9. 2005
    ..To the authors' knowledge, only a few prospective studies to date have investigated the correlation between vegetable and fruit consumption and the risk of ovarian carcinoma and their results have been inconclusive...
  52. doi request reprint Dietary folate, methionine, riboflavin, and vitamin B-6 and risk of sporadic colorectal cancer
    Stefan de Vogel
    Departments of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Nutr 138:2372-8. 2008
    ..This is the 2nd prospective cohort study in which vitamin B-6 intake was associated with increased risk of rectal tumors in women, which might suggest that this vitamin enhances rectal cancer in women...
  53. doi request reprint Fluid intake and colorectal cancer risk in the Netherlands Cohort Study
    Colinda C J M Simons
    GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Nutr Cancer 62:307-21. 2010
    ..There was no evidence that fiber intake modified associations. Of the specific beverages, coffee intake was positively associated with rectal cancer risk in men...
  54. pmc Early life exposure to famine and colorectal cancer risk: a role for epigenetic mechanisms
    Laura A E Hughes
    Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 4:e7951. 2009
    ..Within the Netherlands Cohort Study on diet and cancer, we investigated the association between early life energy restriction and risk of subsequent CRC characterized by the (promoter) CpG island methylation phenotype (CIMP)...
  55. doi request reprint Genetic and epigenetic alterations in the von hippel-lindau gene: the influence on renal cancer prognosis
    Kim M Smits
    Departmens of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Clin Cancer Res 14:782-7. 2008
    ..We have evaluated the influence of (epi)genetic alterations in VHL on cause-specific survival in clear-cell renal cell cancer (ccRCC) in a large, population-based group of cases...
  56. doi request reprint A let-7 microRNA SNP in the KRAS 3'UTR is prognostic in early-stage colorectal cancer
    Kim M Smits
    Departments of Pathology and Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Clin Cancer Res 17:7723-31. 2011
    ..Effects in early-stage CRC are however unknown. We studied KRAS-LCS6 genotype, hypothesizing that it might identify early-stage cases with a poor prognosis, and could potentially be used in therapy decision-making...
  57. doi request reprint Co-occurrence of metabolic factors and the risk of coronary heart disease: a prospective cohort study in the Netherlands
    Audrey H H Merry
    Department of Epidemiology, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiol 155:223-9. 2012
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and colorectal cancer: APC mutations, hMLH1 expression, and GSTM1 and GSTT1 polymorphisms
    Margreet Lüchtenborg
    Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht, Department of Epidemiology, Universiteit Maastricht, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 161:806-15. 2005
    ..These results indicate that cigarette smoking is associated with risk of colorectal cancer, and this association may depend on molecular characteristics of the tumor as defined by APC mutation and hMLH1 expression status...
  59. doi request reprint Dietary acrylamide intake is not associated with gastrointestinal cancer risk
    Janneke G F Hogervorst
    Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, Maastricht 6200 MD, The Netherlands
    J Nutr 138:2229-36. 2008
    ..Overall, acrylamide intake was not associated with colorectal, gastric, pancreatic, and esophageal cancer risk, but some subgroups deserve further attention...
  60. doi request reprint Changes in mental health as a predictor of changes in working time arrangements and occupational mobility: results from a prospective cohort study
    Lore De Raeve
    Department of Epidemiology, School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Psychosom Res 66:137-45. 2009
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to gain insight into a possible causal relationship between mental health and characteristics of the work situation...
  61. pmc Etiology and prognosis of pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain; design of a longitudinal study
    Janneke M Bastiaanssen
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, P, O, Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 5:1. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence and incidence of PPGP, to identify risk factors involved in the onset and to determine the prognosis of pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain...
  62. doi request reprint Dietary flavonol, flavone and catechin intake and risk of colorectal cancer in the Netherlands Cohort Study
    Colinda C J M Simons
    Department of Epidemiology, School for Oncology and Developmental Biology GROW, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 125:2945-52. 2009
    ..Dietary catechin intake may be associated with a decreased rectal cancer risk in overweight men. Dietary flavonol and catechin intake may be associated with a decreased colorectal cancer risk in normal weight women...
  63. ncbi request reprint Vegetable and fruit consumption and risk of renal cell carcinoma: results from the Netherlands cohort study
    Boukje A C van Dijk
    Department of Epidemiology, NUTRIM, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 117:648-54. 2005
    ..76; 95% CI 1.28-2.42), which must be regarded cautiously because of multiple testing. These results suggest the absence of an association between vegetable and/or fruit consumption and RCC risk...
  64. doi request reprint Childhood and adolescent energy restriction and subsequent colorectal cancer risk: results from the Netherlands Cohort Study
    Laura A E Hughes
    Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Int J Epidemiol 39:1333-44. 2010
    ..Energy restriction during childhood and adolescence is suggested to lower colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. We investigated this in the Netherlands Cohort Study...
  65. doi request reprint Physical activity, occupational sitting time, and colorectal cancer risk in the Netherlands cohort study
    Colinda C J M Simons
    Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 177:514-30. 2013
    ..59, 95% CI: 0.39, 0.90; P for trend = 0.02). In conclusion, regular long-term physical activity and fewer sitting hours may protect against colon cancer, particularly distal colon cancer; results for rectal cancer were mixed...
  66. doi request reprint A prospective cohort study on overweight, smoking, alcohol consumption, and risk of Barrett's esophagus
    Jessie Steevens
    Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:345-58. 2011
    ..Besides gastroesophageal reflux, possible risk factors for BE include overweight, cigarette smoking, and alcohol consumption. Our objective was to study these associations by using prospective data...
  67. ncbi request reprint Dietary glycemic load, glycemic index and colorectal cancer risk: results from the Netherlands Cohort Study
    Matty P Weijenberg
    Department of Epidemiology, Research Institute Growth and Development GROW, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 122:620-9. 2008
    ..03). Overall, our findings do not support the hypothesis that a diet with a high glycemic load or index is associated with a higher risk of colorectal cancer...
  68. doi request reprint Dairy intake and the risk of bladder cancer in the Netherlands Cohort Study on Diet and Cancer
    Andras P Keszei
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 171:436-46. 2010
    ..These results provide weak evidence that bladder cancer risk is inversely associated with low intake of fermented dairy products and suggest a positive association with butter intake in women...
  69. ncbi request reprint Anthropometry, physical activity, and endometrial cancer risk: results from the Netherlands Cohort Study
    Leo J Schouten
    Department of Epidemiology, NUTRIM, Maastricht University, Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:1635-8. 2004
    ..54, 95% CI = 0.34 to 0.85; P(trend) = .002) compared with those who spent less than 30 minutes per day. High BMI and low physical activity were strong and independent risk factors for endometrial cancer...
  70. doi request reprint Alcohol consumption and risk of pancreatic cancer in the Netherlands cohort study
    Mirjam M Heinen
    Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 169:1233-42. 2009
    ..Overall, these findings suggest an increased pancreatic cancer risk for persons with a high ethanol intake (> or =30 g/day). However, this increased risk was observed only during the first 7 years of follow-up...
  71. pmc Gut microbiota composition and development of atopic manifestations in infancy: the KOALA Birth Cohort Study
    John Penders
    Department of Epidemiology, Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Gut 56:661-7. 2007
    ..We examined gut microbiota composition in early infancy and the subsequent development of atopic manifestations and sensitisation...
  72. doi request reprint Vegetables and fruits consumption and risk of esophageal and gastric cancer subtypes in the Netherlands Cohort Study
    Jessie Steevens
    Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 129:2681-93. 2011
    ..Consumption of (specific groups of) vegetables and fruits may protect against subtypes of esophageal and gastric cancer...
  73. doi request reprint Mode and place of delivery, gastrointestinal microbiota, and their influence on asthma and atopy
    Frederika A van Nimwegen
    Department of Epidemiology, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 128:948-55.e1-3. 2011
    ..However, results are inconsistent, and the hypothesized intermediate role of the microbiota in the association between birth mode and atopic manifestations has not been studied yet...
  74. doi request reprint Total cancer incidence and overall mortality are not increased among patients with Barrett's esophagus
    Leo J Schouten
    Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 9:754-61. 2011
    ..Barrett's esophagus (BE) increases risk for esophageal adenocarcinoma, but it is not clear how it affects risk for other cancers or overall mortality. We analyzed data from a population-based cohort of subjects with BE...
  75. doi request reprint Age at first introduction of cow milk products and other food products in relation to infant atopic manifestations in the first 2 years of life: the KOALA Birth Cohort Study
    Bianca E P Snijders
    Department of Epidemiology, Care and Public Health Research Institute, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, Netherlands
    Pediatrics 122:e115-22. 2008
    ..We aimed to evaluate any associations between the introduction of cow milk products/other solid food products and infant atopic manifestations in the second year of life, taking into account reverse causation...
  76. pmc Effectiveness of a tailor-made intervention for pregnancy-related pelvic girdle and/or low back pain after delivery: short-term results of a randomized clinical trial [ISRCTN08477490]
    Caroline H G Bastiaenen
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:19. 2006
    ..Investigators draw particular attention to biomedical factors but there is growing evidence that biopsychosocial factors appear to be even more important as a basis of an intervention program...
  77. pmc Energy restriction during childhood and early adulthood and ovarian cancer risk
    Leo J Schouten
    Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 6:e27960. 2011
    ..Our results show a relation between proxy variables for modest energy restriction over a longer period of time during childhood or early adulthood and a reduced ovarian cancer risk...
  78. doi request reprint Dietary folate and folate vitamers and the risk of pancreatic cancer in the Netherlands cohort study
    Andras P Keszei
    Department of Epidemiology, School for Oncology and Developmental Biology GROW, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:1785-91. 2009
    ..When folate vitamers were analyzed separately, results did not show a difference in association. Our results do not support a protective association of total dietary folate or individual folate vitamers on the risk of pancreatic cancer...
  79. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of dietary acrylamide intake and the risk of endometrial, ovarian, and breast cancer
    Janneke G Hogervorst
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2304-13. 2007
    ..The few epidemiologic studies done thus far have not shown a relationship with cancer. Our aim was to investigate the association between acrylamide intake and endometrial, ovarian, and breast cancer risk...
  80. doi request reprint Alcohol consumption, type of alcoholic beverage and risk of colorectal cancer at specific subsites
    Brenda W C Bongaerts
    Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 123:2411-7. 2008
    ..Also, cancer risk may vary according to anatomical subsite...
  81. ncbi request reprint Hypertension, antihypertensives and mutations in the Von Hippel-Lindau gene in renal cell carcinoma: results from the Netherlands Cohort Study
    Leo J Schouten
    Department of Epidemiology, NUTRIM, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    J Hypertens 23:1997-2004. 2005
    ..Hypertension and/or antihypertensive medication are reported to be risk factors of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). We investigated whether these risk factors are associated with von Hippel-Lindau gene (VHL) mutations in RCC...
  82. pmc Smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity, and family history and the risks of acute myocardial infarction and unstable angina pectoris: a prospective cohort study
    Audrey H H Merry
    Department of Epidemiology, CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 11:13. 2011
    ..Additionally, we investigated whether these effects differed between subjects with and without a family history of myocardial infarction (MI)...
  83. doi request reprint Dietary acrylamide intake and the risk of head-neck and thyroid cancers: results from the Netherlands Cohort Study
    Leo J Schouten
    GROW, School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 170:873-84. 2009
    ..Dietary acrylamide intake was not positively associated with risk of head-neck and thyroid cancer, except with oral cavity cancer risk for female nonsmokers. A negative association for males was indicated...