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Current research activities:

Dietary protein and healthy aging

HORIZON 2020 collaborative project PROMISS (grant agreement no. 678732 (www.promiss-vu.eu) 2014-2020. Tasks:

  • work package leader postdoc project: feasibility strategies to increase dietary protein intake in old age (4-week experiments);
  • supervision PhD student: association dietary protein and healthy aging (epidemiology);
  • supervision multicenter randomized controlled trial (promiss trial) in Netherlands and Finland: effects of dietary protein on physical function in old age.
  • collaboration with several international partners within promiss (various subjects)

Sex differences in healthy aging

Main applicant ZonMw grant 'Gender and health' (grant agreement no. 849200005 (www.promiss-vu.eu) 2017-2021. Topic gender differences in healthy aging: the impact of lifestyle.

  • Supervision PhD student
  • Collaborative project with RIVM

Main applicant ZonMw grant 'gender en gezondheid - aanvullend onderzoek' (grant agreement no. 849500003) 2018-2019. Topic gender differences in protein requirements.

  • Supervision postdoc

Screening tools malnutrition

Development SNAQ65+  (http://www.stuurgroepondervoeding.nl/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Revalidatie-uitleg_SNAQ65.pdf)

Development Pro55+ screening tool for lower protein intake old age (www.proteinscreener.nl). 


  • Coordinator and lecturer BSc course ‘Nutrition' of the Health Sciences program, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Coordinator and lecturer Pre-MSc course ‘Voedingsleer en onderzoek’ of the Health Sciences program, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Lecturer ‘Geriatrics and Aging’ of the BSc program Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Lecturer and tutor in MSc course ‘Public Health Nutrition’ of the Health Sciences program, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Lecturer BSc course 'Nutrition' of the Amsterdam University College, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Thesis supervision in the BSc and MSc program Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.





- ZonMw grant ‘ Gender en gezondheid – Aanvullend onderzoek’ (main applicant)



- HBCD grant (co-aplicant)



- ZonMw grant ‘ Gender and Health’ (main applicant)



- EU grant HORIZON 2020 – WORK PROGRAMME 2014-2015, SFS-16-2015: Tackling malnutrition in the elderly. PROMISS Prevention of Malnutrition In Senior Subjects in the EU (WP leader/co-applicant)



- Grant from Stichting Hofjes Codde en van Beresteyn for organising a symposium on undernutrition community dwelling older persons (main applicant)



- Grant ZonMw, 'High risk for undernutrition, now what?’ (project leader/ co-applicant)



- Grant ZonMw, Food preferences older persons w. poor appetite’ (project leader/ co-applicant)



- Nomination ICT Grassroots Project for assignment (bachelor course) on knowledge-clips



- Societal impact award EMGO+ for the SNAQ65+



Ancillary activities

member Honours Committee, Faculty of science,  VU, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


  • protein
  • healthy aging
  • malnutrition
  • nutrition
  • lifestyle
  • aging
  • physical activity
  • sarcopenia
  • sex differences
  • gender differences
  • gender

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Independent Living Medicine & Life Sciences
Malnutrition Medicine & Life Sciences
Appetite Medicine & Life Sciences
Asthma Medicine & Life Sciences
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Medicine & Life Sciences
Longitudinal Studies Medicine & Life Sciences
Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine & Life Sciences
Diet Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1999 2020

  • 48 Article
  • 2 Letter
  • 2 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU
  • 1 Meeting Abstract

Influence of Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension-Type Diet, Known Genetic Variants and Their Interplay on Blood Pressure in Early Childhood: ABCD Study

Zafarmand, M. H., Spanjer, M., Nicolaou, M., Wijnhoven, H. A. H., van Schaik, B. D. C., Uitterlinden, A. G., Snieder, H. & Vrijkotte, T. G. M., 1 Jan 2020, In : Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979). 75, 1, p. 59-70 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Blood Pressure
Cohort Studies

Appetite and protein intake strata of older adults in the European union: Socio-demographic and health characteristics, diet-related and physical activity behaviours

Hung, Y., Wijnhoven, H. A. H., Visser, M. & Verbeke, W., 4 Apr 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 4, p. 1-23 23 p., 777.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
European Union
protein intake
physical activity

Comparison of protein intake per eating occasion, food sources of protein and general characteristics between community-dwelling older adults with a low and high protein intake

Hengeveld, L. M., Pelgröm, A. D. A., Visser, M., Haveman-Nies, A., Wijnhoven, H. A. H. & Boer, J. M. A., Feb 2019, In : Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. 29, p. 165-174 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Independent Living

Prospective Associations of Diet Quality With Incident Frailty in Older Adults: The Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study

Hengeveld, L. M., Wijnhoven, H. A. H., Olthof, M. R., Brouwer, I. A., Simonsick, E. M., Kritchevsky, S. B., Houston, D. K., Newman, A. B. & Visser, M., 2 Jul 2019, In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Body Composition
Energy Intake
Vegetable Proteins

Sex differences in physical performance by age, educational level, ethnic groups and birth cohort: The Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam

Sialino, L. D., Schaap, L. A., van Oostrom, S. H., Nooyens, A. C. J., Picavet, H. S. J., Twisk, J. W. R., Verschuren, W. M. M., Visser, M. & Wijnhoven, H. A. H., 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 12, p. e0226342

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

educational status
nationalities and ethnic groups
Ethnic Groups
gender differences
Sex Characteristics