Frans J Kok

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Affiliation: Wageningen University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Association of food-hygiene practices and diarrhea prevalence among Indonesian young children from low socioeconomic urban areas
    Rina Agustina
    SEAMEO RECFON Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Food and Nutrition, P, O, Box 3852, Jakarta 10038, Indonesia
    BMC Public Health 13:977. 2013
  2. pmc Anemia in relation to body mass index and waist circumference among Chinese women
    Yu Qin
    Department of Chronic Disease Control, Jiangsu Province Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing, China
    Nutr J 12:10. 2013
  3. pmc Efficacy of iron fortification compared to iron supplementation among Vietnamese schoolchildren
    Huong Thi Le
    Nutrition Department, Hanoi Medical University, 1 Ton That Tung St, Dong da, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Nutr J 5:32. 2006
  4. pmc Nationwide shifts in the double burden of overweight and underweight in Vietnamese adults in 2000 and 2005: two national nutrition surveys
    Do T P Ha
    Community Nutrition Department, National Institute of Nutrition, Hanoi, Vietnam
    BMC Public Health 11:62. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Atherosclerosis--epidemiological studies on the health effects of a Mediterranean diet
    Frans J Kok
    Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, PO Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Nutr 43:I/2-5. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint NQO1 and NFE2L2 polymorphisms, fruit and vegetable intake and smoking and the risk of colorectal adenomas in an endoscopy-based population
    Mariken J Tijhuis
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 122:1842-8. 2008
  7. doi request reprint The influence of fruit and vegetable consumption and genetic variation on NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase (NQO1) phenotype in an endoscopy-based population
    Mariken J Tijhuis
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Nutr Cancer 60:204-15. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Glutathione S-transferase phenotypes in relation to genetic variation and fruit and vegetable consumption in an endoscopy-based population
    Mariken J Tijhuis
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Carcinogenesis 28:848-57. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Environmental factors and colorectal tumor risk in individuals with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer
    Brenda Diergaarde
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 5:736-42. 2007
  10. pmc Effect of an individually tailored one-year energy balance programme on body weight, body composition and lifestyle in recent retirees: a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Andrea Werkman
    Wageningen University, Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:110. 2010

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Publications88

  1. pmc Association of food-hygiene practices and diarrhea prevalence among Indonesian young children from low socioeconomic urban areas
    Rina Agustina
    SEAMEO RECFON Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Food and Nutrition, P, O, Box 3852, Jakarta 10038, Indonesia
    BMC Public Health 13:977. 2013
    ..This study was therefore aimed at assessing the contribution of food-hygiene practice to the prevalence of diarrhea among Indonesian children...
  2. pmc Anemia in relation to body mass index and waist circumference among Chinese women
    Yu Qin
    Department of Chronic Disease Control, Jiangsu Province Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing, China
    Nutr J 12:10. 2013
    ..Anemia was defined as hemoglobin concentration <  12 g/dl. Prevalence ratios (PRs) of the relationship between anemia and BMI or waist circumference were calculated using Poisson regression...
  3. pmc Efficacy of iron fortification compared to iron supplementation among Vietnamese schoolchildren
    Huong Thi Le
    Nutrition Department, Hanoi Medical University, 1 Ton That Tung St, Dong da, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Nutr J 5:32. 2006
    ..Thus, in a population of anaemic children with mild iron deficiency, iron fortification should be the preferred strategy to combat anaemia...
  4. pmc Nationwide shifts in the double burden of overweight and underweight in Vietnamese adults in 2000 and 2005: two national nutrition surveys
    Do T P Ha
    Community Nutrition Department, National Institute of Nutrition, Hanoi, Vietnam
    BMC Public Health 11:62. 2011
    ..This study aims to compare the prevalence of overweight and underweight among Vietnamese adults in 2000 and 2005...
  5. ncbi request reprint Atherosclerosis--epidemiological studies on the health effects of a Mediterranean diet
    Frans J Kok
    Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, PO Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Nutr 43:I/2-5. 2004
    ..In conclusion, epidemiological studies and intervention trials suggest that the Cretan Mediterranean diet lowers the risk of coronary heart disease...
  6. ncbi request reprint NQO1 and NFE2L2 polymorphisms, fruit and vegetable intake and smoking and the risk of colorectal adenomas in an endoscopy-based population
    Mariken J Tijhuis
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 122:1842-8. 2008
    ..Both environment and genetics contribute to the pathogenesis and prevention of colorectal neoplasia...
  7. doi request reprint The influence of fruit and vegetable consumption and genetic variation on NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase (NQO1) phenotype in an endoscopy-based population
    Mariken J Tijhuis
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Nutr Cancer 60:204-15. 2008
    ..In conclusion, genetic variation, especially the NQO1 609C > T polymorphism, is a more important predictor of rectal NQO1 phenotype than F&V consumption. WBC NQO1 activity is not a good surrogate for rectal activity...
  8. ncbi request reprint Glutathione S-transferase phenotypes in relation to genetic variation and fruit and vegetable consumption in an endoscopy-based population
    Mariken J Tijhuis
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Carcinogenesis 28:848-57. 2007
    ..The study results do no support the use of white blood cell GST activity as a surrogate measure for rectal GST activity...
  9. ncbi request reprint Environmental factors and colorectal tumor risk in individuals with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer
    Brenda Diergaarde
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 5:736-42. 2007
    ..Environmental factors might play a role in HNPCC-associated carcinogenesis. The aim of this study was to gain insight into the effects of environmental factors on colorectal tumor risk in individuals with HNPCC...
  10. pmc Effect of an individually tailored one-year energy balance programme on body weight, body composition and lifestyle in recent retirees: a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Andrea Werkman
    Wageningen University, Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 10:110. 2010
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  11. ncbi request reprint Effect of family-style meals on energy intake and risk of malnutrition in dutch nursing home residents: a randomized controlled trial
    Kristel A N D Nijs
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:935-42. 2006
    ..Extrapolation to the nursing home setting may lead to less malnutrition among the residents. Therefore, we investigate the effect of family-style meals on energy intake and the risk of malnutrition in Dutch nursing home residents...
  12. ncbi request reprint Diet, lifestyle and risk of K-ras mutation-positive and -negative colorectal adenomas
    Petra A Wark
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 119:398-405. 2006
    ..In conclusion, dietary and lifestyle factors may influence risk of K-ras+ and K-ras- adenomas differently. However, epidemiological literature on diet, lifestyle and colorectal K-ras mutations is inconsistent...
  13. ncbi request reprint Folic acid and vitamin B-12 supplementation does not favorably influence uracil incorporation and promoter methylation in rectal mucosa DNA of subjects with previous colorectal adenomas
    Maureen van den Donk
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Nutr 137:2114-20. 2007
    ..Because such alterations may potentially increase the risk of neoplastic transformation, more research is needed to fully define the consequences of these molecular alterations...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effect of 3-year folic acid supplementation on cognitive function in older adults in the FACIT trial: a randomised, double blind, controlled trial
    Jane Durga
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, 6700 EV Wageningen, Netherlands
    Lancet 369:208-16. 2007
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake of B-vitamins, polymorphisms in thymidylate synthase and serine hydroxymethyltransferase 1, and colorectal adenoma risk: a Dutch case-control study
    Maureen van den Donk
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, P O Box 8129, NL 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Cancer Lett 250:146-53. 2007
    ..This study does not provide evidence for a role of SHMT1 genotype in adenoma occurrence. Future research has to indicate whether the TS-B6 interplay is a real effect or a chance finding...
  16. ncbi request reprint Dietary folate intake in combination with MTHFR C677T genotype and promoter methylation of tumor suppressor and DNA repair genes in sporadic colorectal adenomas
    Maureen van den Donk
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, P O Box 8129, NL 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:327-33. 2007
    ....
  17. doi request reprint No effect on intake and liking of soup enhanced with mono-sodium glutamate and celery powder among elderly people with olfactory and/or gustatory loss
    Natasja H Essed
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 60:143-54. 2009
    ..Enhancing flavors to increase intake and liking may not be a uniform approach due to the heterogeneity in chemosensory losses among elderly people...
  18. ncbi request reprint Association of folate with hearing is dependent on the 5,10-methylenetetrahdyrofolate reductase 677C-->T mutation
    Jane Durga
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, P O Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Neurobiol Aging 27:482-9. 2006
    ..10, p = 0.291). This supports the hypothesis that a greater one-carbon moiety commitment to de novo synthesis of nucleotides and an increase in formyl-folate derivatives relative to methyl-folate derivatives is protective for hearing...
  19. doi request reprint Dairy intake, blood pressure, and incident hypertension in a general Dutch population
    Marielle F Engberink
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, 6703 HD Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Nutr 139:582-7. 2009
    ..A beneficial effect of low-fat dairy on risk of hypertension, however, cannot be excluded, which warrants further investigation in prospective population-based studies...
  20. ncbi request reprint No effect of folic acid supplementation in the course of 1 year on haemostasis markers and C-reactive protein in older adults
    Mariska Klerk
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, c o Wageningen University, Division of Human Nutrition, P O Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Thromb Haemost 94:96-100. 2005
    ..Although homocysteine is associated with vascular disease risk in the general population, marked lowering of slightly elevated homocysteine concentrations by one-year folic acid supplementation does not influence haemostasis markers...
  21. ncbi request reprint Relationship of C-reactive protein with components of the metabolic syndrome in normal-weight and overweight elderly
    Tiny Hoekstra
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, PO Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 15:270-8. 2005
    ..We aimed to explore in more detail the relationship between CRP and other components of the metabolic syndrome in a general population of 605 Dutch elderly individuals aged 65-84 years...
  22. doi request reprint Effect of fish oil supplementation on quality of life in a general population of older Dutch subjects: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Ondine van de Rest
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1481-6. 2009
    ..To investigate the effect of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) plus docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation on quality of life (QOL)...
  23. ncbi request reprint GSTP1 and GSTA1 polymorphisms interact with cruciferous vegetable intake in colorectal adenoma risk
    Mariken J Tijhuis
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, P O Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2943-51. 2005
    ..In conclusion, GSTP1 and GSTA1 genotypes might modulate the association between cruciferous vegetable intake and colorectal adenomas...
  24. doi request reprint Eating rate of commonly consumed foods promotes food and energy intake
    Mirre Viskaal-van Dongen
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, PO Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appetite 56:25-31. 2011
    ..Considering the current food supply, where many foods have a high eating rate, long-term effects of eating rate on energy balance should be investigated...
  25. ncbi request reprint Folate and the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase 677C-->T mutation correlate with cognitive performance
    Jane Durga
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Neurobiol Aging 27:334-43. 2006
    ..15, 95% CI: -0.30 to 0.00). Low concentrations of erythrocyte folate are associated with decreased cognitive performance, possibly through a homocysteine-independent mechanism such as DNA infidelity and mitochondrial decay...
  26. doi request reprint Maize porridge enriched with a micronutrient powder containing low-dose iron as NaFeEDTA but not amaranth grain flour reduces anemia and iron deficiency in Kenyan preschool children
    Catherine W Macharia-Mutie
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Nutr 142:1756-63. 2012
    ..In contrast, fortification with amaranth grain did not improve iron status despite a large increase in iron intake, likely due to high ratio of phytic acid:iron in the meal...
  27. doi request reprint Taste-nutrient relationships in commonly consumed foods
    Mirre Viskaal van Dongen
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Br J Nutr 108:140-7. 2012
    ..In highly processed foods, however, the ability to sense nutrient content based on taste seems limited...
  28. pmc Study protocol of a cluster randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of a tailored energy balance programme for recent retirees
    Andrea Werkman
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, PO Box 8129, 6700 EV, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 6:293. 2006
    ..Hence, retirees are an important target group for weight gain prevention programmes, as described in the present paper...
  29. ncbi request reprint No effect of 16 weeks flavor enhancement on dietary intake and nutritional status of nursing home elderly
    Natasja H Essed
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, PO Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appetite 48:29-36. 2007
    ..More research is needed to determine the efficacy of flavor enhancement on intake and nutritional status...
  30. doi request reprint Replacement of meat by meat substitutes. A survey on person- and product-related factors in consumer acceptance
    Annet C Hoek
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University Bode 62, P O Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Appetite 56:662-73. 2011
    ..In order to make meat substitutes more attractive to meat consumers, we would not recommend to focus on communication of ethical arguments, but to significantly improve the sensory quality and resemblance to meat...
  31. ncbi request reprint Cocoa intake, blood pressure, and cardiovascular mortality: the Zutphen Elderly Study
    Brian Buijsse
    Center for Nutrition and Health, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, and Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 166:411-7. 2006
    ..We studied whether habitual cocoa intake was cross-sectionally related to blood pressure and prospectively related with cardiovascular mortality...
  32. ncbi request reprint Effect of lowering of homocysteine levels on inflammatory markers: a randomized controlled trial
    Jane Durga
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, and Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Arch Intern Med 165:1388-94. 2005
    ..We investigated the effect of lowering homocysteine concentrations by means of folic acid supplementation on markers of inflammation...
  33. doi request reprint Food groups associated with a composite measure of probability of adequate intake of 11 micronutrients in the diets of women in urban Mali
    Gina Kennedy
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Nutr 140:2070S-8S. 2010
    ..5, respectively. These findings can be used to further the development of indicators of dietary diversity and to improve micronutrient intakes of women of reproductive age...
  34. ncbi request reprint The 2756A>G variant in the gene encoding methionine synthase: its relation with plasma homocysteine levels and risk of coronary heart disease in a Dutch case-control study
    Mariska Klerk
    Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Thromb Res 110:87-91. 2003
    ..A 2756A>G polymorphism has been found in the gene (MTR) coding for methionine synthase, an enzyme catalyzing remethylation of homocysteine to methionine...
  35. ncbi request reprint MTHFR 677C-->T polymorphism and risk of coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis
    Mariska Klerk
    Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, PO Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    JAMA 288:2023-31. 2002
    ..The MTHFR 677C-->T polymorphism is a genetic alteration in an enzyme involved in folate metabolism that causes elevated homocysteine concentrations, but its relevance to risk of CHD is uncertain...
  36. ncbi request reprint Malarial anemia leads to adequately increased erythropoiesis in asymptomatic Kenyan children
    Hans Verhoef
    Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Blood 100:3489-94. 2002
    ..Further research is needed to demonstrate the role of deficient erythropoietin production or action in the pathogenesis of the anemia of symptomatic malaria...
  37. ncbi request reprint Risk of colorectal adenomas in relation to meat consumption, meat preparation, and genetic susceptibility in a Dutch population
    Edine W Tiemersma
    Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Cancer Causes Control 15:225-36. 2004
    ..We studied the association between meat consumption and colorectal adenomas, and potential influence of genetic susceptibility to heterocyclic aromatic amines (HCAs) formed during meat cooking at high temperatures...
  38. ncbi request reprint Meat consumption, cigarette smoking, and genetic susceptibility in the etiology of colorectal cancer: results from a Dutch prospective study
    Edine W Tiemersma
    Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Cancer Causes Control 13:383-93. 2002
    ..We evaluated the effect of meat consumption and cigarette smoking in combination with N-acetyltransferases 1 and 2 (NAT1 and NAT2), and glutathione S-transferase M1 (GSTM1) genotypes on colorectal cancer...
  39. doi request reprint Slow food, fast food and the control of food intake
    Cees de Graaf
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, PO Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Nat Rev Endocrinol 6:290-3. 2010
    ..Future research should focus on the underlying physiological, neurological and molecular mechanisms through which our current eating environment affects our control of food intake...
  40. ncbi request reprint The effect of repeated exposure to fruit drinks on intake, pleasantness and boredom in young and elderly adults
    Natasja H Essed
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, P O Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Physiol Behav 89:335-41. 2006
    ..05, p=0.01 and r=-0.07, p=0.007, respectively) and boredom increased (r=0.12, p<0.001). In conclusion, elderly women experienced no increased boredom whereas young women did...
  41. ncbi request reprint Lactotripeptides show no effect on human blood pressure: results from a double-blind randomized controlled trial
    Marielle F Engberink
    Wageningen University, Division of Human Nutrition, P O Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Hypertension 51:399-405. 2008
    ..In conclusion, the present study does not support the hypothesis of a blood pressure lowering effect of the lactotripeptides Isoleucine-Proline-Proline and Valine-Proline-Proline...
  42. pmc Mortality and life expectancy in relation to long-term cigarette, cigar and pipe smoking: the Zutphen Study
    Martinette T Streppel
    Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Tob Control 16:107-13. 2007
    ..To study the effect of long-term smoking on all-cause and cause-specific mortality, and to estimate the effects of cigarette and cigar or pipe smoking on life expectancy...
  43. doi request reprint Hidden fat facilitates passive overconsumption
    Mirre Viskaal-van Dongen
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Nutr 139:394-9. 2009
    ..In the presence of visible fats, energy intake was lower than in the presence of hidden fats, suggesting that hidden fats may contribute to overconsumption. Appropriate sensory signals may be important in preventing overconsumption...
  44. doi request reprint Parental child-feeding strategies in relation to Dutch children's fruit and vegetable intake
    Gertrude G Zeinstra
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Public Health Nutr 13:787-96. 2010
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of iron-fortified whole maize flour on iron status of schoolchildren in Kenya: a randomised controlled trial
    Pauline E A Andang'o
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Public Health Research, Nairobi, Kenya
    Lancet 369:1799-806. 2007
    ..We aimed to assess the effect, on children's iron status, of consumption of whole maize flour fortified with iron as NaFeEDTA or electrolytic iron...
  46. doi request reprint Long-term fish consumption and n-3 fatty acid intake in relation to (sudden) coronary heart disease death: the Zutphen study
    Martinette T Streppel
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 29:2024-30. 2008
    ..To assess the relationship between fish consumption or eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)+docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) intake from fish, and (sudden) coronary death...
  47. ncbi request reprint Effect of fish-oil supplementation on mental well-being in older subjects: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Ondine van de Rest
    Wageningen University, Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:706-13. 2008
    ..However, results from epidemiologic studies are mixed, and randomized trials have mainly been performed in depressed patients, yielding conflicting results...
  48. ncbi request reprint Dietary fiber intake in relation to coronary heart disease and all-cause mortality over 40 y: the Zutphen Study
    Martinette T Streppel
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, and the Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:1119-25. 2008
    ..Little is known about the effects of dietary fiber intake on long-term mortality...
  49. doi request reprint Improved appetite after multi-micronutrient supplementation for six months in HIV-infected South African children
    Siyazi Mda
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Limpopo, Medunsa Campus, Pretoria, South Africa
    Appetite 54:150-5. 2010
    ..7+/-14.7 g/kg) than in the placebo group (-1.4+/-15.1g/kg). Multi-micronutrient supplementation for six months seems to significantly improve the appetite of HIV-infected children...
  50. ncbi request reprint Anemia and intestinal parasite infection in school children in rural Vietnam
    Huong Thi Le
    Nutrition Department, Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:716-23. 2007
    ..This study hypothesized that besides iron deficiency, intestinal parasites infection is also a determinant of anemia in schoolchildren in rural Vietnam...
  51. ncbi request reprint n 3 fatty acid proportions in plasma and cognitive performance in older adults
    Carla Dullemeijer
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, Wageningen, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:1479-85. 2007
    ..However, limited data exist on the association between n-3 PUFAs and performance in specific cognitive domains...
  52. ncbi request reprint Suitability of instant noodles for iron fortification to combat iron-deficiency anemia among primary schoolchildren in rural Vietnam
    Huong Thi Le
    Nutrition Department, Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam
    Food Nutr Bull 28:291-8. 2007
    ..Food fortification is considered one of the most sustainable long-term strategies to control iron-deficiency anemia in Vietnam. The success of a food-fortification program depends on the choice of the food vehicle...
  53. doi request reprint Short-term micronutrient supplementation reduces the duration of pneumonia and diarrheal episodes in HIV-infected children
    Siyazi Mda
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, and 5Institute for Human Nutrition, University of Limpopo, Medunsa Campus, Pretoria 0204, South Africa
    J Nutr 140:969-74. 2010
    ..Short-term multi-micronutrient supplementation significantly reduced the duration of pneumonia or diarrhea in HIV-infected children who were not yet receiving antiretroviral therapy and who remained alive during hospitalization...
  54. ncbi request reprint Sour taste preferences of children relate to preference for novel and intense stimuli
    Djin Gie Liem
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen Taste and Smell Centre, Wageningen University, P O Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Chem Senses 29:713-20. 2004
    ..Further research is needed to investigate how these findings can be implemented in the promotion of sour-tasting food such as fruit...
  55. ncbi request reprint Habitual consumption of fruits and vegetables: associations with human rectal glutathione S-transferase
    Petra A Wark
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Carcinogenesis 25:2135-42. 2004
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Leptin responsiveness to energy restriction: genetic variation in the leptin receptor gene
    Monica Mars
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Obes Res 12:442-4. 2004
    ..96). No effect of the assessed polymorphisms in the LEPR gene on the acute decline in leptin after energy restriction was observed. Power calculations are provided for future studies on the leptin responsiveness to energy restriction...
  57. ncbi request reprint Decreases in fasting leptin and insulin concentrations after acute energy restriction and subsequent compensation in food intake
    Monica Mars
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:570-7. 2005
    ..Several studies have found an association between this decrease and subjective appetite; however, no solid data are available on the acute decrease in fasting leptin concentration and subsequent caloric compensation...
  58. doi request reprint Differences in fatty acid composition between cerebral brain lobes in juvenile pigs after fish oil feeding
    Carla Dullemeijer
    Top Institute Food and Nutrition, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Br J Nutr 100:794-800. 2008
    ..The functional consequences of these differences are a challenging focus for future investigation...
  59. ncbi request reprint The 4G/5G-polymorphism in the PAI-1 gene is not associated with markers of atherosclerosis in male smokers
    Tiny Hoekstra
    Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, PO Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Thromb Res 107:115-9. 2002
  60. ncbi request reprint Intermittent administration of iron and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine to control anaemia in Kenyan children: a randomised controlled trial
    Hans Verhoef
    Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
    Lancet 360:908-14. 2002
    ..We investigated the effect on haemoglobin concentrations of intermittent administration of iron supplements and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine in symptom-free children under intense health surveillance...
  61. ncbi request reprint Plasma carotenoid concentrations in relation to acute respiratory infections in elderly people
    Judith M van der Horst-Graat
    Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, P O Box 8129, 6703 HD, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Br J Nutr 92:113-8. 2004
    ..We conclude that elderly people with a high plasma beta-carotene concentration may have a lower occurrence of acute respiratory infections...
  62. ncbi request reprint Effect of daily vitamin E and multivitamin-mineral supplementation on acute respiratory tract infections in elderly persons: a randomized controlled trial
    Judith M Graat
    Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, PO Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    JAMA 288:715-21. 2002
    ..Immune response in elderly individuals has been reported to improve after micronutrient supplementation. However, efficacy trials evaluating infectious diseases as outcomes are scarce and inconclusive...
  63. pmc Cognitive development and children's perceptions of fruit and vegetables; a qualitative study
    Gertrude G Zeinstra
    Department of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 4:30. 2007
    ..As most research about preferences has ignored cognitive development, this study was designed to explore the relation between children's perceptions and preferences for fruit and vegetables and their cognitive development...
  64. ncbi request reprint Effects of infant formula containing a mixture of galacto- and fructo-oligosaccharides or viable Bifidobacterium animalis on the intestinal microflora during the first 4 months of life
    Astrid M Bakker-Zierikzee
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, PO Box 8129, NL 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Br J Nutr 94:783-90. 2005
    ..In the Bb-12 group, composition and metabolic activity of the flora were more similar to those of the standard group...
  65. ncbi request reprint Influence of weight reduction on blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Judith E Neter
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Hypertension 42:878-84. 2003
    ..31 mm Hg [95% CI, -6.64 to -3.99] vs -2.91 mm Hg [95% CI, -3.66 to -2.16]). This meta-analysis clearly shows that weight loss is important for the prevention and treatment of hypertension...
  66. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption, alcohol dehydrogenase 3 polymorphism, and colorectal adenomas
    Edine W Tiemersma
    Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:419-25. 2003
    ..ADH3 polymorphism may modify the association between alcohol consumption and colorectal adenomas...
  67. ncbi request reprint Dietary factors and microsatellite instability in sporadic colon carcinomas
    Brenda Diergaarde
    Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:1130-6. 2003
    ..Fruit consumption may especially decrease the risk of MSI-H carcinomas exhibiting epigenetically silenced hMLH1...
  68. ncbi request reprint Dietary factors and truncating APC mutations in sporadic colorectal adenomas
    Brenda Diergaarde
    Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 113:126-32. 2005
    ..However, most examined dietary factors do not appear to be specifically associated with the occurrence of truncating APC mutations in colorectal adenomas but seem to affect both pathways equally...
  69. pmc Effect of family style mealtimes on quality of life, physical performance, and body weight of nursing home residents: cluster randomised controlled trial
    Kristel A N D Nijs
    Wageningen University, Division of Human Nutrition, PO Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, Netherlands
    BMJ 332:1180-4. 2006
    ..To assess the effect of family style mealtimes on quality of life, physical performance, and body weight of nursing home residents without dementia...
  70. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure response to chronic intake of coffee and caffeine: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Marlies Noordzij
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen bJulius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Hypertens 23:921-8. 2005
    ..It has been suggested that caffeine in coffee increases the risk of hypertension. We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of coffee or caffeine and blood pressure (BP)...
  71. ncbi request reprint Low concentrations of folate, not hyperhomocysteinemia, are associated with carotid intima-media thickness
    Jane Durga
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, PO Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Atherosclerosis 179:285-92. 2005
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure response to fish oil supplementation: metaregression analysis of randomized trials
    Johanna M Geleijnse
    Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    J Hypertens 20:1493-9. 2002
    ..The antihypertensive effect of fish oil was estimated from randomized trials using metaregression analysis. Modification of the blood pressure (BP) effect by age, gender, blood pressure, and body mass index was examined...
  73. pmc Association of dietary pattern and body weight with blood pressure in Jiangsu Province, China
    Yu Qin
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, P, O, Box 8129, 6700 EV, Bomenweg 2, Bdg 307, 6703 HD, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 14:948. 2014
    ..To identify risk factors, associations between dietary patterns, body mass index (BMI), and hypertension in a Chinese population...
  74. ncbi request reprint Impact of dietary and lifestyle factors on the prevalence of hypertension in Western populations
    Johanna M Geleijnse
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Eur J Public Health 14:235-9. 2004
    ..This study quantified the contributions of body weight, physical inactivity and dietary factors to the prevalence of hypertension in Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, United Kingdom (UK) and USA...
  75. ncbi request reprint Bioavailability of heptaglutamyl relative to monoglutamyl folic acid in healthy adults
    Alida Melse-Boonstra
    Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 79:424-9. 2004
    ..The bioavailability of dietary folate has been estimated to be approximately 50% of that of synthetic folic acid. Folate in the diet is linked to a polyglutamate chain that may restrict folate absorption...
  76. ncbi request reprint 4G/4G genotype of PAI-1 gene is associated with reduced risk of stroke in elderly
    Tiny Hoekstra
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Netherlands
    Stroke 34:2822-8. 2003
    ..We investigated whether plasma PAI-1 and 4G/5G genotype would predict the occurrence of cardiovascular events at old age...
  77. ncbi request reprint Quantity and variety of fruit and vegetable consumption and cancer risk
    Margje C J F Jansen
    Center for Nutrition and Health, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Nutr Cancer 48:142-8. 2004
    ..In conclusion, adherence to the guidelines for fruit and vegetable intake was associated with lower cancer risk. Besides quantity, variety in intake is also of importance...
  78. ncbi request reprint Assessment of intake inadequacy and food sources of zinc of people in China
    Guansheng Ma
    National Institute for Nutrition and Food Safety, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, People s Republic of China
    Public Health Nutr 10:848-54. 2007
    ..To assess the intake inadequacy and food sources of zinc of people in China...
  79. ncbi request reprint Oxidative stress, and iron and antioxidant status in elderly men: differences between the Mediterranean south (Crete) and northern Europe (Zutphen)
    Brian Buijsse
    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:495-500. 2007
    ..We assessed differences in oxidative stress, and iron and antioxidant status between elderly men living in Mediterranean southern Europe (Crete, Greece) and northern Europe (Zutphen, The Netherlands)...
  80. ncbi request reprint Effects of folic acid supplementation on hearing in older adults: a randomized, controlled trial
    Jane Durga
    Wageningen University and Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Ann Intern Med 146:1-9. 2007
    ..Age-related hearing loss is a common chronic condition of elderly persons. Low folate status has been associated with poor hearing...
  81. ncbi request reprint Iron and zinc deficiencies in China: what is a feasible and cost-effective strategy?
    Guansheng Ma
    National Institute for Nutrition and Food Safety, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100050, People s Republic of China
    Public Health Nutr 11:632-8. 2008
    ..dietary diversification and biofortification with improved varieties, the latter is especially feasible and cost-effective for rural populations. Supplementation and fortification can be used as short-term strategies for specific groups...
  82. ncbi request reprint Fasting ghrelin does not predict food intake after short-term energy restriction
    Wendy A M Blom
    TNO Quality of Life, Business Centre Nutrition, Zeist, The Netherlands
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:838-46. 2006
    ..To study the role of ghrelin as a hunger signal during energy restriction and to test the hypothesis that changes in fasting leptin concentrations during energy restriction are associated with changes in fasting ghrelin concentrations...
  83. ncbi request reprint Does living in an urban environment confer advantages for childhood nutritional status? Analysis of disparities in nutritional status by wealth and residence in Angola, Central African Republic and Senegal
    Gina Kennedy
    Nutrition Planning, Assessment and Evaluation Service, Food and Nutrition Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, I 00 100 Rome, Italy
    Public Health Nutr 9:187-93. 2006
    ..The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between childhood undernutrition and poverty in urban and rural areas...
  84. ncbi request reprint Both alpha- and beta-carotene, but not tocopherols and vitamin C, are inversely related to 15-year cardiovascular mortality in Dutch elderly men
    Brian Buijsse
    Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, 6700 EV The Netherlands
    J Nutr 138:344-50. 2008
    ..This study does not indicate an important role for other carotenoids, tocopherols, or vitamin C in lowering the risk of CVD death...
  85. ncbi request reprint Plasma carotene and alpha-tocopherol in relation to 10-y all-cause and cause-specific mortality in European elderly: the Survey in Europe on Nutrition and the Elderly, a Concerted Action (SENECA)
    Brian Buijsse
    Center for Nutrition and Health, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:879-86. 2005
    ..Only a few observational studies have related plasma carotene and alpha-tocopherol to mortality in elderly subjects...
  86. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake of folate and riboflavin, MTHFR C677T genotype, and colorectal adenoma risk: a Dutch case-control study
    Maureen van den Donk
    Division of Human Nutrition bode 62, Wageningen University, P O Box 8129, NL 6700 EV Wageningen, Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1562-6. 2005
    ..It suggests, however, an inverse association between vitamin B2 and colorectal adenomas, which may be more relevant for those with the MTHFR TT genotype...
  87. ncbi request reprint Ghrelin response to carbohydrate-enriched breakfast is related to insulin
    Wendy A M Blom
    Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research Nutrition and Food Research, Zeist, Netherlands
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:367-75. 2005
    ..Ghrelin plays an important role in the regulation of food intake. Little is known about how ghrelin concentrations are modified by dietary factors...
  88. ncbi request reprint The effect of iron fortification and de-worming on anaemia and iron status of Vietnamese schoolchildren
    Thi Le Huong
    The Nutrition Department, Hanoi Medical University, No 1 Ton That Tung Str, Dongda, Hanoi, Viet Nam
    Br J Nutr 97:955-62. 2007
    ..Chronic infection or other unidentified factors may play an important role in the seasonal reduction of anaemia seen in all treatment groups...