Mireille van Poppel, PhD:

Physical activity and inflammation in pregnancy

Institute of Sport Science, University of Graz, Mozartgasse 14, A-8010 Graz;
phone: +43-316-380 2335, fax: +43-316-380 9097,  e-mail
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List of publications:

10 most significant publications:

  1. Nayak M, Eekhoff ME, Peinhaupt M, Heinemann A, Desoye G, van Poppel MN: Cytokines and their association with insulin resistance in obese pregnant women with different levels of physical activity. Cytokine, 2016;77:​72–78.
  2. Simmons D, Jelsma JG, Galjaard S, Devlieger R, van Assche A, Jans G, Corcoy R, Adelantado JM, Dunne F, Desoye G, Harreiter J, Kautzky-Willer A, Damm P, Mathiesen ER, Jensen DM, Andersen LL, Lapolla A, Dalfra M, Bertolotto A, Wender-Ozegowska E, Zawiejska A, Hill D, Rebollo P, Snoek FJ, van Poppel MN: Results from a European multicentre, randomised trial of physical activity and/or healthy eating to reduce the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM): The DALI Lifestyle Pilot. Diabetes Care, 2015; 38(9):​1650–1656.
  3. van Poppel MN, Peinhaupt M, Eekhoff ME, Heinemann A, Oostdam N, Wouters MG, van Mechelen W, Desoye G: Physical activity in overweight and obese pregnant women is associated with higher levels of proinflammatory cytokines and with reduced insulin response through interleukin-6. Diabetes Care, 2014; 37(4):​1132–1139.
  4. van Poppel MN, Oostdam N, Eekhoff ME, Wouters MG, van Mechelen W, Catalano PM: Longitudinal relationship of physical activity with insulin sensitivity in overweight and obese pregnant women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 2013; 98(7):​2929–2935.
  5. Althuizen E, van der Wijden CL, van Mechelen W, Seidell JC, van Poppel MN: The effect of a counselling intervention on weight changes during and after pregnancy: a randomised trial. BJOG, 2013; 120(1):​92–99.
  6. Oostdam N, van Poppel MN, Wouters MG, Eekhoff EM, Bekedam DJ, Kuchenbecker WK, Quartero HW, Heres MH, van Mechelen W: No effect of the FitFor2 exercise programme on blood glucose, insulin sensitivity, and birthweight in pregnant women who were overweight and at risk for gestational diabetes: results of a randomised controlled trial. BJOG, 2012; 119(9):​1098–1107.
  7. Oostdam N, van Poppel MN, Wouters MG, van Mechelen W: Interventions for preventing gestational diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Womens Health (Larchmt), 2011; 20(10):​1551–1563.
  8. van Poppel MN, Chinapaw MJ, Mokkink LB, van Mechelen W, Terwee CB: Physical activity questionnaires for adults: a systematic review of measurement properties. Sports Medicine, 2010; 40(7):​565–600.
  9. van Sluijs EM, van Poppel MN, Twisk JW, van Mechelen W: Physical activity measurements affected participants’ behavior in a randomized controlled trial. J Clin Epidemiol, 2006; 59(4):​404–411.
  10. van Poppel MN, Koes BW, van der Ploeg T, Smid T, Bouter LM: Lumbar supports and education for the prevention of low back pain in industry: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA, 1998; 279(22):​1789–1794.