Miek C Jong

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Previous studies with hypertriglyceridemic APOC3 transgenic mice have suggested that apolipoprotein C-III (apoC-III) may inhibit either the apoE-mediated hepatic uptake of TG-rich lipoproteins and/or the lipoprotein lipase (LPL)-mediated hydrolysis of TG. Accordingly, apoC3 knockout (apoC3(-/-)) mice are hypotriglyceridemic. In the present study, we(More)
The main goal of this randomized controlled single-blinded pilot study was to study whether, independent of weight loss, a Palaeolithic-type diet alters characteristics of the metabolic syndrome. Next we searched for outcome variables that might become favourably influenced by a Paleolithic-type diet and may provide new insights in the pathophysiological(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of homeopathy compared to conventional treatment in acute respiratory and ear complaints in a primary care setting. METHODS The study was designed as an international, multi-centre, comparative cohort study of non-randomised design. Patients, presenting themselves with at least one chief(More)
The very low density lipoprotein receptor (VLDLR) has been proposed to play a role in the delivery of fatty acids to peripheral tissues. However, despite reduced adipose tissue mass in VLDLR-deficient (VLDLR(-)(/-)) mice, this has been difficult to substantiate. In the present study, VLDLR-deficient and VLDLR-overexpressing (PVL) mice were cross-bred onto a(More)
BACKGROUND Physical inactivity is considered to be the strongest individual risk factor for poor health in Sweden. It has been shown that increased physical activity can reduce hypertension and the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. The objective of the present pilot study was to investigate whether a combination of Motivational Interviewing (MI)(More)
BACKGROUND Integrative Medicine (IM) is an emerging field in paediatrics, especially in the USA. The purpose of the present study was to assess the attitudes and beliefs of Youth Health Care (YHC) physicians in the Netherlands toward IM in paediatrics. METHODS In October 2010, a link to an anonymous, self-reporting, 30-item web-based questionnaire was(More)
Mice that overexpress human apolipoprotein C-I (apoC-I) homozygously (APOC1(+/+) mice) are protected against obesity and show cutaneous abnormalities. Although these effects can result from our previous observation that apoC-I inhibits FFA generation by LPL, we have also found that apoC-I impairs the uptake of a FFA analog in adipose tissue. In this study,(More)
UNLABELLED Background. Clinical experiences in vitro and clinical studies have demonstrated the curative potency and safety of Citrus/Cydonia compositum in seasonal allergic rhinitis treatment. Objectives. To compare the efficacy and safety of two routes of administration (nasal spray versus subcutaneous injections). METHODOLOGY Design. a national,(More)
  • M Sjöling, M Jong, K Ljadas, E Englund, J Appelberg
  • 2012
Purpose The overall objective of this pilot study was to study the direct effects of tactile massage (TM) on blood pressure, heart rate and blood glucose in a sample of women suffering from primary insomnia. Methods The study had an experimental prospective design, with a total of 10 women (mean age; 53 years, ±5.4). The participants underwent TM twice a(More)