Marjolein Visser

Summary

Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Lifestyle of Dutch people aged 55-64 years less healthy in 2002/'03 than in 1992/'93]
    M Visser
    Vrije Universiteit, Faculteit der Aard en Levenswetenschappen, Instituut voor Gezondheidswetenschappen, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 149:2973-8. 2005
  2. doi request reprint 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
  3. ncbi request reprint Towards a definition of sarcopenia--results from epidemiologic studies
    M Visser
    Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nutr Health Aging 13:713-6. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint 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
  5. doi request reprint Consequences of sarcopenia
    Marjolein Visser
    Department of Health Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Geriatr Med 27:387-99. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint 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
  7. ncbi request reprint 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
  8. ncbi request reprint 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
  9. ncbi request reprint 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
  10. ncbi request reprint 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

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Publications119 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint [Lifestyle of Dutch people aged 55-64 years less healthy in 2002/'03 than in 1992/'93]
    M Visser
    Vrije Universiteit, Faculteit der Aard en Levenswetenschappen, Instituut voor Gezondheidswetenschappen, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 149:2973-8. 2005
    ..To describe the lifestyle of men and women aged 55-64 years in The Netherlands in 2002/'03 and compare it with the lifestyle of people of the same age in 1992/'93...
  2. doi request reprint 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
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Towards a definition of sarcopenia--results from epidemiologic studies
    M Visser
    Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nutr Health Aging 13:713-6. 2009
    ..This overview will contribute to the current need to develop a consensus definition of sarcopenia which can be used in all relevant settings...
  4. ncbi request reprint 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...
  5. doi request reprint 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint 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...
  8. ncbi request reprint 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint 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...
  11. 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...
  12. doi request reprint 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  14. doi request reprint 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...
  15. doi request reprint 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...
  16. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint 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)...
  18. ncbi request reprint 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...
  19. doi request reprint 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...
  20. doi request reprint 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...
  21. ncbi request reprint 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...
  22. doi request reprint 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint 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...
  27. ncbi request reprint 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint 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...
  29. doi request reprint 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint 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...
  31. pmc Low mid-upper arm circumference, calf circumference, and body mass index and mortality in older persons
    Hanneke A H Wijnhoven
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:1107-14. 2010
    ..Therefore, associations of low mid-upper arm circumference, calf circumference, and body mass index with mortality were examined in older persons...
  32. ncbi request reprint 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint [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...
  34. pmc Association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and parathyroid hormone with incident hypertension: MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)
    Adriana J van Ballegooijen
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    J Am Coll Cardiol 63:1214-22. 2014
    ..This study investigated whether lower 25-hydroxyvitamin D and higher parathyroid hormone concentrations are associated with incident hypertension...
  35. doi request reprint 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]...
  36. ncbi request reprint 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...
  37. 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...
  38. doi request reprint 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...
  39. ncbi request reprint 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...
  40. ncbi request reprint 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...
  41. ncbi request reprint 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...
  42. ncbi request reprint 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...
  43. ncbi request reprint The prediction of visceral fat by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in the elderly: a comparison with computed tomography and anthropometry
    M B Snijder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:984-93. 2002
    ..The aim of the present study is to investigate whether the dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) method, possibly combined with anthropometry, offers a good alternative to CT for the prediction of visceral fat in the elderly...
  44. ncbi request reprint 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)...
  45. 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...
  46. doi request reprint 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...
  47. ncbi request reprint 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...
  48. ncbi request reprint 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...
  49. doi request reprint 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...
  50. pmc Higher Plasma Phospholipid n-3 PUFAs, but Lower n-6 PUFAs, Are Associated with Lower Pulse Wave Velocity among Older Adults
    Ilse Reinders
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    J Nutr 145:2317-24. 2015
    ..The positive influence of PUFAs might be via lowering arterial stiffness, resulting in a better CVD risk profile; however, studies investigating circulating PUFAs in relation to arterial stiffness in a general population are limited...
  51. pmc Relation of vitamin D and parathyroid hormone to cardiac biomarkers and to left ventricular mass (from the Cardiovascular Health Study)
    Adriana J van Ballegooijen
    Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 111:418-24. 2013
    ..These findings suggest a role for PTH in cardiovascular health and the prevention of cardiac diseases...
  52. doi request reprint Early determinants for the development of undernutrition in an older general population: Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Janneke Schilp
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Nutr 106:708-17. 2011
    ..The results of the present study can be used to identify subgroups of older individuals with increased risk of undernutrition and to identify modifiable determinants for the purpose of prevention of undernutrition...
  53. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Determinants of bone mineral density in older men and women: body composition as mediator
    S M Pluijm
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, EMGO-lnstitute, Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Bone Miner Res 16:2142-51. 2001
    ..It can be concluded that (1) FM and MM are strong independent determinants of total hip BMD and that (2) FM possibly plays a mediating role in the association of weight change, walking activity, and SHBG with total hip BMD in women...
  55. ncbi request reprint 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...
  56. doi request reprint Targeting the underlying causes of undernutrition. Cost-effectiveness of a multifactorial personalized intervention in community-dwelling older adults: A randomized controlled trial
    Rachel van der Pols-Vijlbrief
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Clin Nutr . 2016
    ....
  57. doi request reprint The role of perceived barriers in explaining socio-economic status differences in adherence to the fruit, vegetable and fish guidelines in older adults: a mediation study
    S Coosje Dijkstra
    1Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 18:797-808. 2015
    ..Furthermore, we examined the mediating role of these barriers in the association between SES and adherence to these guidelines...
  58. pmc Motivations to eat healthily in older Dutch adults--a cross sectional study
    S Coosje Dijkstra
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:141. 2014
    ....
  59. doi request reprint Parathyroid hormone and cardiovascular disease events: A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies
    Adriana J van Ballegooijen
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am Heart J 165:655-64, 664.e1-5. 2013
    ..We therefore conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the association between PTH and cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, and intermediate outcomes...
  60. doi request reprint Energy density, energy costs and income - how are they related?
    Wilma E Waterlander
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 13:1599-608. 2010
    ..To examine the association between energy density and energy costs in single food items and composed diets, and to explore differences in energy density and energy cost between income levels...
  61. ncbi request reprint 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...
  62. doi request reprint Optimal cutoff values for high-risk waist circumference in older adults based on related health outcomes
    Noor Heim
    Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 174:479-89. 2011
    ..Based on the model fit, cutoffs between 100 cm and 106 cm were equally applicable in men but should not be higher. In women, the QIC confirmed an optimal cutoff of 99 cm...
  63. ncbi request reprint What aspects of body fat are particularly hazardous and how do we measure them?
    M B Snijder
    Institute of Health Sciences, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Epidemiol 35:83-92. 2006
  64. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D status and parathyroid hormone levels in relation to blood pressure: a population-based study in older men and women
    M B Snijder
    Institute of Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Intern Med 261:558-65. 2007
    ..Effects of poor vitamin D status on blood pressure may be mediated by elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels...
  65. ncbi request reprint Exploring cut-off values for large waist circumference in older adults: a new methodological approach
    N Heim
    Department of Health Sciences and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nutr Health Aging 14:272-7. 2010
    ..There is an ongoing debate about the applicability of current criteria for large waist circumference (WC) in older adults...
  66. ncbi request reprint Low subcutaneous thigh fat is a risk factor for unfavourable glucose and lipid levels, independently of high abdominal fat. The Health ABC Study
    M B Snijder
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Diabetologia 48:301-8. 2005
    ..Our secondary aim was to investigate which body composition characteristics (lean tissue, fat tissue) are reflected by anthropometric measures (waist and thigh circumference)...
  67. doi request reprint The association between personality traits, cognitive reactivity and body mass index is dependent on depressive and/or anxiety status
    Nadine P G Paans
    Department of Psychiatry, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research and Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    J Psychosom Res 89:26-31. 2016
    ..Therefore, we examined the relationship between personality traits, cognitive reactivity and severity of affective symptoms with BMI in people with and without depression and anxiety disorders...
  68. doi request reprint Dutch food bank parcels do not meet nutritional guidelines for a healthy diet
    Judith E Neter
    1Department of Health Sciences, The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Nutr 116:526-33. 2016
    ..Improving the quality of the parcels is likely to positively impact the dietary intake of this vulnerable population subgroup. ..
  69. doi request reprint Effect of Early Individualized Dietary Counseling on Weight Loss, Complications, and Length of Hospital Stay in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: A Comparative Study
    Eva Leistra
    a Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Internal Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Nutr Cancer 67:1093-103. 2015
    ..This study showed a lower prevalence of overall postoperative complications in HNC patients receiving DC but could not demonstrate an effect on weight loss, other complications, and LOS. ..
  70. doi request reprint Major depressive disorder, antidepressant use, and subsequent 2-year weight change patterns in the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety
    Deborah Gibson-Smith
    GGZ inGeest, A J Ernststraat 1187, 1081 HL, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Psychiatry 77:e144-51. 2016
    ..Additionally, we examined the relationship between antidepressant medication use and 2-year weight change...
  71. doi request reprint Is dietetic treatment for undernutrition in older individuals in primary care cost-effective?
    Janneke Schilp
    Department of Health Sciences and EMGO Institute for Health and Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Dutch Malnutrition Steering Group, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 15:226.e7-226.e13. 2014
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a dietetic treatment in primary care compared with usual care in older, undernourished, community-dwelling individuals...
  72. doi request reprint Systematic screening for undernutrition in hospitals: predictive factors for success
    Eva Leistra
    Dutch Malnutrition Steering Group, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Internal Medicine, VU University Medical Center, PO Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Clin Nutr 33:495-501. 2014
    ..Its introduction was guided by a national implementation program. The aim of this study was to evaluate the screening results from 2007 to 2010 and to identify predictive factors for achieved screening results...
  73. doi request reprint 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...
  74. ncbi request reprint Low-grade systemic inflammation in overweight children
    M Visser
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Pediatrics 107:E13. 2001
    ..These findings suggest a state of low-grade systemic inflammation in overweight children. inflammation, obesity, children...
  75. ncbi request reprint Change of serum albumin and risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality: Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    B W M Schalk
    Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 164:969-77. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that older persons with a decrease in serum albumin concentration, even within the normal range, might be at increased risk of incident CVD. Change in serum albumin may be used as an early marker for CVD risk...
  76. doi request reprint Rheumatoid arthritis versus diabetes as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease: a cross-sectional study, the CARRE Investigation
    V P van Halm
    Department of Rheumatology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam 1007 MB, The Netherlands
    Ann Rheum Dis 68:1395-400. 2009
    ..A study was undertaken to investigate the associations between RA and type 2 diabetes (DM2), a well-established cardiovascular risk factor, on the one hand, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) on the other...
  77. ncbi request reprint 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...
  78. doi request reprint [Determinants of vitamin D supplement use among community-dwelling older adults]
    Adriana J van Ballegooijen
    Afdeling Gezondheidswetenschappen, EMGO Instituut, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV, Amsterdam, Nederland
    Tijdschr Gerontol Geriatr 46:282-9. 2015
    ..We estimated the prevalence of vitamin D supplement use and determinants of vitamin D use in community-dwelling adults≥70 year...
  79. pmc Muscle Quality and Muscle Fat Infiltration in Relation to Incident Mobility Disability and Gait Speed Decline: the Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility-Reykjavik Study
    Ilse Reinders
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 70:1030-6. 2015
    ..Aging is associated with increased risk of reduced mobility. However, data on muscle components in relation to subjective and objective indicators of disability is limited...
  80. doi request reprint Determinants of protein-energy malnutrition in community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review of observational studies
    Rachel van der Pols-Vijlbrief
    Department of Health Sciences, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Ageing Res Rev 18:112-31. 2014
    ..These results provide important knowledge for the development of targeted, multifactorial interventions that aim to prevent the development of protein-energy malnutrition in community-dwelling older adults. ..
  81. pmc Weight related health status of patients treated by dietitians in primary care practice: first results of a cohort study
    Elisabeth Govers
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 15:161. 2014
    ..We followed a prospective observational cohort to study the effectiveness of this treatment and present the baseline results in this article...
  82. ncbi request reprint The SNAQ(RC), an easy traffic light system as a first step in the recognition of undernutrition in residential care
    H M Kruizenga
    Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Nutr Health Aging 14:83-9. 2010
    ..Development and validation of a quick and easy screening tool for the early detection of undernourished residents in nursing homes and residential homes...
  83. doi request reprint The relationship between cortisol, muscle mass and muscle strength in older persons and the role of genetic variations in the glucocorticoid receptor
    G M E E Peeters
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 69:673-82. 2008
    ..This study examines the relationship between cortisol, muscle mass and muscle strength in community-dwelling older persons and the role of genetic variations in the glucocorticoid receptor (GR)...
  84. doi request reprint Specific food preferences of older adults with a poor appetite. A forced-choice test conducted in various care settings
    Barbara S van der Meij
    Department of Health Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Appetite 90:168-75. 2015
    ..Their preference for variation differs from those with a good appetite. These results may be used to develop meals that are preferred by older adults with poor appetite in order to increase food intake and prevent undernutrition...
  85. pmc Food insecurity among Dutch food bank recipients: a cross-sectional study
    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, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMJ Open 4:e004657. 2014
    ..To determine the prevalence of (very) low food security among Dutch food bank recipients, and to identify potential demographic, lifestyle and nutrition-related factors associated with (very) low food security...
  86. doi request reprint Attribution of causes of weight loss and weight gain to 3-year mortality in older adults: results from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
    Hanneke A H Wijnhoven
    Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 69:1236-43. 2014
    ..Weight loss is associated with a higher mortality risk in old age, but the underlying cause may impact this association. We examined associations between causes of intentional and unintentional weight loss and weight gain and mortality...
  87. 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...
  88. doi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for osteoporotic fractures
    N M van Schoor
    EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Bone 42:260-6. 2008
    ..The relatively low cut point of serum 25(OH)D in our population is possibly caused by high calcium intake in the Netherlands...
  89. ncbi request reprint Ewing's sarcoma and primitive neuroectodermal tumour in adults: single-centre experience in The Netherlands
    C H Smorenburg
    Department of Medical Oncology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neth J Med 65:132-6. 2007
    ..Ewing's sarcoma and peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumours (PNET) are rare tumours and closely related. They occur most often in children and adolescents. Few studies have been published on treatment outcome in adult patients...
  90. ncbi request reprint 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...
  91. ncbi request reprint 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...
  92. ncbi request reprint 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...
  93. ncbi request reprint 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...
  94. doi request reprint 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...
  95. doi request reprint 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...
  96. ncbi request reprint 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)...
  97. ncbi request reprint 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...
  98. ncbi request reprint 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...
  99. ncbi request reprint 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...
  100. ncbi request reprint 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...
  101. ncbi request reprint 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...