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Monday, 20th February, 2017
Nutrition and middle-aged and elderly health
Diet and nutrition may affect various aspects of middle-aged and elderly health.
Vitamin D and risk of cause specific death: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational cohort and randomised intervention studies
Evidence from observational studies indicates inverse associations of circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D with risks of death due to CVD, cancer, and other causes.Read more
Nutrition and healthy ageing: the key ingredients. Conference on ‘Nutrition and healthy ageing’ Symposium 2: Epidemiology of human ageing.
According to dietary patterns, some key ‘ingredients’ can be identiﬁed that are associated consistently with longevity and better cardiometabolic and cognitive health.Read more
Comment on earlier vitamin D publications.Read more
Total dietary antioxidant capacity, individual antioxidant intake and breast cancer risk: The rotterdam study
The results of this study show that high overall dietary antioxidant capacity is associated with a lower risk of breast cancer.Read more
Higher 25(OH)D concentrations in the elderly are associated with lower prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome and, in particular, with more beneficial HDL-C, TG, WC and serum glucose.Read more
This prospective cohort study does not support the hypothesis that vitamin D status is associated with AF.Read more
We aimed to investigate whether dietary intake of total or individual (n-3, n-6, and n-3:n-6 ratio) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) was prospectively associated with serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation.Read more
The associations of alcohol, coffee and tobacco consumption with gait in a community-dwelling populationRead more
Evidence to confirm the suggested effects of choline on health in different stages of life is scarce. Potential effects of choline need to be confirmed by intervention studies. Possible harmful effects on cardiometabolic health need careful evaluation.Read more
Results suggest that lower carbohydrate intake and normal sleep duration may ameliorate cardiometabolic abnormalities conferred by common circadian-related genetic variants.Read more
Our results suggest a plausible favourable relation between high vitamin A intake from the diet and fracture risk in overweight subjects, whereas the association between vitamin A and BMD is mainly explained by BMI.Read more
Adherence to the Dutch dietary guidelines is inversely associated with 20-year mortality in a large prospective cohort study
A higher level of adherence to the Dutch dietary guidelines, as assessed with the DHD-index, was associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality.Read more
Bidirectional associations between circulating vitamin D and cholesterol levels: The Rotterdam Study.
Total cholesterol may be associated with decreased in 25(OH)D concentrations, but not the other way around, whereas the observed inverse association between HDL-C and 25(OH)D may be bidirectional.Read more
Development of a Food Group-Based Diet Score and Its Association with Bone Mineral Density in the Elderly: The Rotterdam Study
The BMD-Diet Score was positively associated with bone mineral density.Read more
The Association between Metabolic Syndrome, Bone Mineral Density, Hip Bone Geometry and Fracture Risk: The Rotterdam Study
Women with MS had higher FN-BMD independent of BMI. The glucose component of MS was associated with high FN-BMD in both genders.Read more
The influence of serum uric acid on bone mineral density, hip geometry and fracture risk: The Rotterdam Study
Higher levels of serum UA are associated with higher BMD and may be a protective factor in bone metabolism.Read more
Our data suggest that baseline dietary glutamic acid intake is associated with a lower risk of developing CRC, but this association may be mainly present in nonoverweight subjects.Read more
Actigraphic sleep fragmentation, efficiency and duration associate with dietary intake in the Rotterdam StudyRead more
Prenatal folate, homocysteine and vitamin B12 levels and child brain volumes, cognitive development and psychological functioning: the Generation R StudyRead more
Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids intake modifies the positive association between serum total cholesterol and colorectal cancer risk: the Rotterdam Study
Findings suggest that high levels of serum total cholesterol increase CRC risk, but this risk may be reduced by high dietary PUFAs intake.Read more
Dietary zinc and iron intake are associated with reduced risk of LC.Read more
The aim of this project is to study the effect of nutrition on bone health, body composition, cardiometabolic health, cancer and all-cause mortality. Nutritional factors include dietary patterns, specific foods, macro-and micronutrients and longitudinal changes in diet over time.
For this purpose original data analysis of data from The Rotterdam Study and systematic reviews will be performed.