Alida Melse-Boonstra
Wageningen University and Research Centre
EndocrinologyIodine deficiencyPopulationDiabetes mellitusMedicine
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#1Jacomina P. du Plessis (NWU: North-West University)
#2Alida Melse-Boonstra (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 22
Last. Cornelie Nienaber-Rousseau (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 5
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Abstract Background Elevated homocysteine (Hcy) is associated with several pathologies. Gene–diet interactions related to Hcy might be used to customize dietary advice to reduce disease incidence. To explore this possibility, we investigated interactions between anthropometry, biochemical markers and diet and single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in relation to Hcy concentrations. Five SNPs of Hcy-metabolizing enzymes were analyzed in 2010 black South Africans. Results Hcy was higher with each ...
#1Prem S. Bindraban (International Fertilizer Development Center)H-Index: 26
#2Christian O. Dimkpa (International Fertilizer Development Center)H-Index: 4
Last. Philip Demokritou (Harvard University)H-Index: 34
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Fertilizer nutrients are essential for food and nutrition security, but a large proportion of nutrients applied to soil are lost because they are unavailable to plants. The extent of these nutrient losses exceeds safe and sustainable limits. Societal awareness of this is limited because it can take many seasons for nutrient‐loss impacts to become visible. We propose that Innovative Fertilizers and Application Technologies (IFAT) could help reduce nutrient losses and thus reduce pressure on resou...
Protein is important for growth, maintenance and protection of the body. Both adequacy of protein quantity and protein quality in the diet are important to guarantee obtaining all the essential amino acids. Protein-energy malnutrition is widely present in developing countries such as Nigeria and might result in stunting and wasting. Needs for protein differ depending on age and physiological status and are higher during growth, pregnancy and lactation. The present review assessed protein quantit...
Saliva and urine are the two main body fluids sampled when breastmilk intake is measured with the deuterium oxide dose-to-mother technique. However, these two body fluids may generate different estimates of breastmilk intake due to differences in isotope enrichment. Therefore, we aimed to assess how the estimated amount of breastmilk intake differs when based on saliva and urine samples and to explore whether the total energy expenditure of the mothers is related to breastmilk output. We used a ...
Mexico is facing the double burden of malnutrition, and adolescents are not an exception. Diet plays an important role, both in causing overweight and undernutrition. This study aimed to describe the dietary patterns (DPs) of Mexican adolescents and to examine its association with nutritional status using data from adolescents aged 12–19 years (n = 7380) from the National Survey of Health and Nutrition (ENSANUT-2006). Principal component analysis was used to derivate the DPs. Associations betwee...
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#1Jette Jakobsen (DTU: Technical University of Denmark)H-Index: 33
#2Alida Melse-Boonstra (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 22
Last. Michael Rychlik (TUM: Technische Universität München)H-Index: 33
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This state-of-the-art review aims to highlight the challenges in quantifying vitamin activity in foods that contain several vitamers of a group, using as examples the fat-soluble vitamins A and D as well as the water-soluble folate. The absorption, metabolism, and physiology of these examples are described along with the current analytical methodology, with an emphasis on approaches to standardization. Moreover, the major food sources for the vitamins are numerated. The article focuses particula...
#1Alida Melse-Boonstra (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 22
#2Martin N. Mwangi (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 6
Last. Marcel Dicke (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 93
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#1Eric Matsiko (NUR: National University of Rwanda)H-Index: 1
#2Alida Melse-Boonstra (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 22
Last. Edith J. M. Feskens (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 80
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#1Ana C. Cepeda-Lopez (University of Monterrey)H-Index: 4
#2Michael B. Zimmermann (ETH Zurich)H-Index: 64
Last. Isabelle Herter-Aeberli (ETH Zurich)H-Index: 5
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Iron deficiency (ID) is common in overweight and obese individuals (OW/OB) but the mechanism is uncertain. Greater blood volume (BV) in OW/OB may increase hemoglobin (Hb) mass and iron requirements, and confound iron biomarkers by hemodilution. Quantification of BV/PV changes in OW/OB is challenging and a formula to estimate BV/PV based on anthropometric indices would be valuable. In normal weight (NW) and OW/OB women, we aimed at: (1) measure BV and assess whether differences in BV affect conce...
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#1Inga Petersohn (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)
#2Arli G. Zarate-Ortiz (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)
Last. Alida Melse-Boonstra (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 22
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Developed countries have shown a time trend towards a younger age at menarche (AAM), which is associated with increased risk of later obesity and non-communicable diseases. This study aimed to assess whether a time trend in AAM is associated with disease risk in Mexican women (n = 30,826), using data from the Mexican National Health Survey (2000). Linear and log binomial regression was used for nutritional and disease outcomes, while Welch–ANOVA was used to test for a time trend. AAM (in years) ...