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The association of serum selenium with the subsequent risk of death from cancer was investigated in a case-control study that was nested in a prospective nine-year follow-up study in the Netherlands. In 1975-1978, 10,532 persons in the Dutch town of Zoetermeer who were aged five years or more participated in a medical survey. Serum samples were collected(More)
In a double-blind controlled trial, 91 middle-aged and elderly women with mild to moderate hypertension who were not on antihypertensive medication were randomly assigned to treatment with magnesium aspartate-HCl (20 mmol Mg/d) or placebo for 6 mo. Magnesium aspartate-HCl in the given dose was well-tolerated and was not associated with an increased(More)
The association between low serum selenium, vitamin A, and vitamin E levels and mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD) was investigated in a case-control study nested in a 9-yr prospective study in the Netherlands. For 10,532 persons aged greater than or equal to 5 yr who participated in a 1975-1978 medical survey, serum was stored at -20 degrees C.(More)
To provide further insight into the possible role of selenium in cardiovascular disease, we examined the relationship between cardiovascular risk factors, some nutritional parameters, and short- and long-term selenium status. A total of 82 healthy Dutch volunteers, 59 men and 23 women, aged 40-75 years, were studied. Means and standard deviations of(More)
Recently a striking elevation of the activity of chitotriosidase, an endo beta-glucosaminidase distinct from lysozyme, was found in plasma from patients with Gaucher type I disease (McKusick 230800). Plasma chitotriosidase originates from activated macrophages and this elevation is secondary to the basic defect in Gaucher disease. To investigate the(More)
To study the association between selenium status and the risk of myocardial infarction, we compared plasma, erythrocyte, and toenail selenium levels and the activity of erythrocyte glutathione peroxidase among 84 patients with acute myocardial infarction and 84 population controls. Mean concentrations of all selenium measurements were lower in cases than(More)
The associations between pregnancy and serum lipids were investigated in a cohort of 831 Dutch women, initially aged 5-19 years. These women were examined yearly from 1975 to 1985 for an average period of six years, as part of a longitudinal survey of risk factors for coronary heart disease. During this period, 62 women became pregnant, and their serum(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether an increased familial risk for coronary artery disease in young adult men is related to changes in postprandial lipoprotein metabolism. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Coronary angiography departments of four central general hospitals in the Netherlands. PATIENTS 80 sons (mean age, 24.8 years) of men with severe(More)
Serum total cholesterol and its putative determinants were measured in 5,089 subjects, ages 5-30 years, comprising 76% of the total population of two districts of the Dutch town of Zoetermeer. From this group, 596 subjects, ages 5-19 years, were randomly selected, and distributions and determinants of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol were studied(More)
The natural history of total cholesterol and lipoprotein cholesterol in offspring was studied in relation to total cholesterol levels in their parents in the Epidemiological Prevention Study of Zoetermeer (EPOZ). All residents of 5 or more years who were living in two districts in the Dutch town of Zoetermeer were invited to participate in a study on(More)