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Dietary proteins and blood pressure regulation
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Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are responsible for 30% of all deaths world wide. In the Netherlands, CVD were the second major cause of mortality, accounting for 28% of deaths in 2012. One of the risk factors for CVD is hypertension. Over 25% of adults world-wide was estimated to have hypertension in the year 2000...

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Dietetics and weight management in primary health care
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Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes are increasing around the world and are the biggest cause of death globally. Unhealthy lifestyles, including unhealthy dietary patterns, are among the key risk factors for these NCDs...

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Different cultures, different selves?
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This dissertation examined the usefulness of the IC-framework by examining how people across cultures regulate their emotions during social interactions and respond to transgressions in various settings with various people. For this, we used a combination of methods. Our samples included participants with Dutch, Chinese and Moluccan backgrounds. Our studies showed that, even though participants from individualistic and collectivistic cultures differed in how they suppressed emotions and responded to transgressions, their responses also depended upon the situations that they were in and on how close they were with those who were present. As such, our findings present a nuanced view on characterizing cultures as either individualistic or coll..

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Effectiveness of nutrition education in Dutch primary schools
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Healthy eating behaviour in childhood is important for children’s growth and development and might protect against the development of obesity and chronic diseases later in life. The school environment provides an effective setting for teaching children about nutrition and healthy eating behaviour. Therefore, school-based nutrition education programmes have increasingly been used in the past few decades to teach children about nutrition and to provide them with the skills to make healthy food choices. However, evaluating these programmes is complex, and studies have shown varying effects. As the programmes differ in content and delivery, it is hard to identify what intervention components and implementation conditions are most effective. Fur..

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