Boukje Maria van Gelder

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BACKGROUND Indications have been seen of a protective effect of fish consumption and the intake of n-3 fatty acids on cognitive decline. However, studies are scarce and results inconsistent. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to examine the associations between fish consumption, the intake of the n-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To present an overview of the prevalence of multimorbidity and comorbidity of chronic diseases in the Dutch population. DESIGN Data analysis. METHODS Data from the Netherlands Information Network of General Practice (LINH), a large representative network of general practices over a period of 7 years (2002-2008) were analysed. Multimorbidity(More)
BACKGROUND Widening of socioeconomic status (SES) inequalities in smoking prevalence has occurred in several Western countries from the mid 1970's onwards. However, little is known about a widening of SES inequalities in smoking consumption, initiation and cessation. METHODS Repeated cross-sectional population surveys from 2001 to 2008 (n ≈ 18,000 per(More)
BACKGROUND Physical activity may be associated with better cognition. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether change in duration and intensity of physical activity is associated with 10-year cognitive decline in elderly men. METHODS Data of 295 healthy survivors, born between 1900 and 1920, from the Finland, Italy, and the Netherlands Elderly (FINE) Study were(More)
We investigate the association between marital status and living situation (over 5 years) on 10-year subsequent cognitive decline. The study population consisted of 1,042 men aged 70-89 years in 1990, who participated in the longitudinal Finland, Italy, the Netherlands Elderly (known as FINE) Study. We measured cognition by using the Mini-Mental State(More)
OBJECTIVES We studied the effect of smoking on cognitive decline over a 5-year period at middle age (43 to 70 years). METHODS In the Doetinchem Cohort Study, 1964 men and women in the Netherlands were examined for cognitive function at baseline and 5 years later. The association between smoking status and memory function, speed of cognitive processes,(More)
To postpone cognitive decline and dementia in old age, primary prevention is required earlier in life during middle age. Dietary components may be modifiable determinants of mental performance. In the present study, habitual fruit and vegetable intake was studied in association with cognitive function and cognitive decline during middle age. In the(More)
To assess the relationship between dietary intake of antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin E, β-carotene, lutein, flavonoids and lignans) and cognitive decline at middle age, analyses were performed on data from the population based Doetinchem Cohort Study. Habitual diet and cognitive function were assessed twice with a 5-year interval in 2613 persons aged 43-70(More)
INTRODUCTION Little is known about the cost-effectiveness of tobacco control policy for different socioeconomic status (SES) groups. We aimed to evaluate SES-specific cost-effectiveness ratios of policies with known favorable effect in low-SES groups: a tobacco tax increase and reimbursement of cessation support. METHODS A computer model of the adult(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigates the association between 5-year change in cognitive functioning and subsequent mortality. METHODS Four hundred and ninety-three Dutch and Italian men from the Finland, Italy, and the Netherlands Elderly (FINE) Study, born between 1900 and 1920, participated in the present study between 1990 and 2000. Cognitive functioning(More)