A Aro

Summary

Affiliation: National Public Health Institute
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Homocysteine and coronary artery disease]
    Antti Aro
    Kansanterveyslaitos, terveyden ja toimintakyvyn osasto Mannerheimintie 166 00300 Helsinki
    Duodecim 119:1131-5. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant supplementation and risk of chronic disease
    Antti Aro
    National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Forum Nutr 56:361-3. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint [Vitamin D--multifunctional hormone]
    Antti Aro
    Kansanterveyslaitos, Helsinki
    Duodecim 121:1749-54. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Inverse association between dietary and serum conjugated linoleic acid and risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women
    A Aro
    Department of Nutrition, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Nutr Cancer 38:151-7. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint The scientific basis for trans fatty acid regulations-is it sufficient? A European perspective
    Antti Aro
    Department of Health and Functional Capacity, National Public Health Institute KTL, Mannerheimintie 166, FI 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Atheroscler Suppl 7:67-8. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of reduced-fat diets with different fatty acid compositions on serum lipoprotein lipids and apolipoproteins
    A Aro
    Department of Nutrition, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Public Health Nutr 1:109-16. 1998
  7. ncbi request reprint [Diet as medical treatment for diabetes]
    Antti Aro
    Duodecim 120:2108-11. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Stearic acid, trans fatty acids, and dairy fat: effects on serum and lipoprotein lipids, apolipoproteins, lipoprotein(a), and lipid transfer proteins in healthy subjects
    A Aro
    Department of Nutrition, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Clin Nutr 65:1419-26. 1997
  9. ncbi request reprint Plasma kinetics and urinary excretion of the flavanones naringenin and hesperetin in humans after ingestion of orange juice and grapefruit juice
    I Erlund
    Department of Nutrition, National Public Health Institute KTL, Mannerheimintie 166 F, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    J Nutr 131:235-41. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Folate intake, plasma folate and homocysteine status in a random Finnish population
    G Alfthan
    Department of Health and Functional Capacity, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:81-8. 2003

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. ncbi request reprint [Homocysteine and coronary artery disease]
    Antti Aro
    Kansanterveyslaitos, terveyden ja toimintakyvyn osasto Mannerheimintie 166 00300 Helsinki
    Duodecim 119:1131-5. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant supplementation and risk of chronic disease
    Antti Aro
    National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Forum Nutr 56:361-3. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint [Vitamin D--multifunctional hormone]
    Antti Aro
    Kansanterveyslaitos, Helsinki
    Duodecim 121:1749-54. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Inverse association between dietary and serum conjugated linoleic acid and risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women
    A Aro
    Department of Nutrition, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Nutr Cancer 38:151-7. 2000
    ..The findings may be of relevance for food production, inasmuch as it is possible to increase CLA and its precursor trans-vaccenic acid in foods by modifying the feeding of ruminants...
  5. ncbi request reprint The scientific basis for trans fatty acid regulations-is it sufficient? A European perspective
    Antti Aro
    Department of Health and Functional Capacity, National Public Health Institute KTL, Mannerheimintie 166, FI 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Atheroscler Suppl 7:67-8. 2006
    ..When modifying the dietary fat composition the proportion of saturated plus TFA should be kept to one-third of total dietary fatty acid intake...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of reduced-fat diets with different fatty acid compositions on serum lipoprotein lipids and apolipoproteins
    A Aro
    Department of Nutrition, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Public Health Nutr 1:109-16. 1998
    ..To compare the effects on serum lipoproteins of three isocaloric diets with reduced total fat and saturated fatty acid (SFA) contents but with different proportions of monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA)...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Diet as medical treatment for diabetes]
    Antti Aro
    Duodecim 120:2108-11. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Stearic acid, trans fatty acids, and dairy fat: effects on serum and lipoprotein lipids, apolipoproteins, lipoprotein(a), and lipid transfer proteins in healthy subjects
    A Aro
    Department of Nutrition, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Clin Nutr 65:1419-26. 1997
    ..Dietary fats low in both saturated fatty acids and trans fatty acids should be favored...
  9. ncbi request reprint Plasma kinetics and urinary excretion of the flavanones naringenin and hesperetin in humans after ingestion of orange juice and grapefruit juice
    I Erlund
    Department of Nutrition, National Public Health Institute KTL, Mannerheimintie 166 F, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    J Nutr 131:235-41. 2001
    ..We conclude that because of the relatively high concentrations of flavanones in plasma after ingestion of orange juice or grapefruit juice, considerable health effects could ensue in individuals consuming them regularly...
  10. ncbi request reprint Folate intake, plasma folate and homocysteine status in a random Finnish population
    G Alfthan
    Department of Health and Functional Capacity, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:81-8. 2003
    ..To assess the folate status of Finnish adults using plasma folate and homocysteine as biomarkers and to evaluate dietary and supplementary folate intakes...
  11. ncbi request reprint Effect of alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) and beta-carotene supplementation on the incidence of intermittent claudication in male smokers
    M Tornwall
    Department of Nutrition, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 17:3475-80. 1997
    ..96 (0.89-1.04). In conclusion, no primary preventive effect on intermittent claudication was observed among middle-aged male smokers who were supplemented with alpha-tocopherol, beta-carotene, or both...
  12. ncbi request reprint Pharmacokinetics of quercetin from quercetin aglycone and rutin in healthy volunteers
    I Erlund
    Department of Nutrition, National Public Health Institute KTL, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 56:545-53. 2000
    ..It mainly occurs in plants as glycosides, such as rutin (quercetin rutinoside) in tea. Quercetin and rutin are used in many countries as vasoprotectants and are ingredients of numerous multivitamin preparations and herbal remedies...
  13. ncbi request reprint Selenium metabolism and platelet glutathione peroxidase activity in healthy Finnish men: effects of selenium yeast, selenite, and selenate
    G Alfthan
    Department of Biochemistry, National Public Health Institute, Kansanterveyslaitos, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Clin Nutr 53:120-5. 1991
    ..25-1.45 mumol/L. At the present selenium intake in Finland, 100 micrograms/d, GSHPx activity is saturated in plasma and red cells and almost saturated in platelets...
  14. ncbi request reprint Dyslipidemia and an unfavorable fatty acid profile predict left ventricular hypertrophy 20 years later
    J Sundstrom
    Departments of Public Health and Caring Sciences J S, B V, H O L and Medical Sciences L L, B A, Uppsala University, Sweden, and Department of Nutrition A A, KTL National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Circulation 103:836-41. 2001
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  15. ncbi request reprint Validated method for the quantitation of quercetin from human plasma using high-performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection
    I Erlund
    Department of Nutrition, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    J Chromatogr B Biomed Sci Appl 727:179-89. 1999
    ..No free quercetin was detected in plasma and no evidence of significant amounts of quercetin glycosides in plasma was found...
  16. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and safety of food fortification with calcium among adults in Finland
    Tero Hirvonen
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Public Health Nutr 9:792-7. 2006
    ..To examine the efficacy and safety of foods fortified with calcium in the adult population in Finland...
  17. ncbi request reprint The effect of low doses of betaine on plasma homocysteine in healthy volunteers
    Georg Alfthan
    Department of Health and Functional Capacity, National Public Health Institute KTL, Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Nutr 92:665-9. 2004
    ..Plasma betaine increased from 31 (sd 13) to 255 (sd 136) mumol/l in a dose-dependent manner (R(2) 0.97). We conclude that plasma tHcy is lowered rapidly and significantly by 3 or 6 g betaine/d in healthy men and women...
  18. ncbi request reprint The effect of alpha-tocopherol and beta-carotene supplementation on symptoms and progression of intermittent claudication in a controlled trial
    M E Törnwall
    ATBC Study, Department of Nutrition, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300, Helsinki, Finland
    Atherosclerosis 147:193-7. 1999
    ..Alpha-tocopherol supplementation had no effect. In conclusion, long-term supplementation with alpha-tocopherol and beta-carotene showed no beneficial effect on symptoms and progression of intermittent claudication...
  19. ncbi request reprint The Pro12Ala polymorphism of the PPAR-gamma2 gene affects associations of fish intake and marine n-3 fatty acids with glucose metabolism
    S K Ylönen
    Department of Applied Chemistry and Microbiology, Division of Nutrition, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Clin Nutr 62:1432-9. 2008
    ..The design comprises of the cross-sectional analysis...
  20. ncbi request reprint Consumption of black currants, lingonberries and bilberries increases serum quercetin concentrations
    I Erlund
    Biomarker Laboratory, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:37-42. 2003
    ..To study serum quercetin concentrations of subjects consuming berries or habitual Finnish diets...
  21. ncbi request reprint The effect of flaxseed supplementation in processed foods on serum fatty acids and enterolactone
    S Tarpila
    Department of Internal Medicine, The Mehiläinen Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Clin Nutr 56:157-65. 2002
    ..The purpose was to study the effects of flaxseed supplementation as a part of daily diet on serum lipids, fatty acids and plasma enterolactone...
  22. ncbi request reprint Plasma concentrations of the flavonoids hesperetin, naringenin and quercetin in human subjects following their habitual diets, and diets high or low in fruit and vegetables
    I Erlund
    Biomarker Laboratory, National Public Health Institute KTL, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Clin Nutr 56:891-8. 2002
    ..To investigate whether plasma concentrations of flavanones can serve as biomarkers of their intake...
  23. ncbi request reprint Iron status of adults in the capital area of Finland
    Marjaana Lahti-Koski
    Dept of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute KTL, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Nutr 42:287-92. 2003
    ..Enrichment of wheat flour with iron, which commenced in Finland in the mid-1970s, ceased in 1994. No data on iron status among adults have been published since 1993...
  24. doi request reprint Vitamin D status and the risk of cardiovascular disease death
    Annamari Kilkkinen
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 170:1032-9. 2009
    ..These findings need to be replicated in other populations. To demonstrate a causal link between vitamin D and CVD, randomized controlled trials are required...
  25. ncbi request reprint Associations of dietary fiber with glucose metabolism in nondiabetic relatives of subjects with type 2 diabetes: the Botnia Dietary Study
    Katriina Ylönen
    Department of Applied Chemistry and Microbiology, Division of Nutrition, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetes Care 26:1979-85. 2003
    ..To study cross-sectional associations of dietary fiber intake with insulin resistance, insulin secretion, and glucose tolerance in a population at high risk for type 2 diabetes...
  26. ncbi request reprint Tomato juice decreases LDL cholesterol levels and increases LDL resistance to oxidation
    Marja Leena Silaste
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Oulu, P O Box 5000, 90014 Oulu, Finland
    Br J Nutr 98:1251-8. 2007
    ..These atheroprotective features associated with changes in serum lycopene, beta-carotene and gamma-carotene levels...
  27. ncbi request reprint Plasma homocysteine concentration is decreased by dietary intervention
    Marja Leena Silaste
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Br J Nutr 89:295-301. 2003
    ..001). In conclusion, a diet high in fresh berries, citrus fruit, and vegetables effectively increases serum and RBC folate and decreases plasma homocysteine...
  28. ncbi request reprint Betaine supplementation decreases plasma homocysteine concentrations but does not affect body weight, body composition, or resting energy expenditure in human subjects
    Ursula Schwab
    Department of Clinical Nutrition, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:961-7. 2002
    ..It is involved in homocysteine metabolism as an alternative methyl donor and is used in the treatment of homocystinuria in humans. In pigs, betaine decreases the amount of adipose tissue...
  29. ncbi request reprint Risk analysis applied to food fortification
    Helle M Meltzer
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Division of Environmental Medicine, PO Box 4404 Nydalen, N 0403 Oslo, Norway
    Public Health Nutr 6:281-91. 2003
    ..To describe how a risk analysis can be applied to food fortification, with emphasis on voluntary fortification and intake levels that might exceed usual dietary levels...
  30. ncbi request reprint PASSCLAIM - Diet-related cardiovascular disease
    Ronald P Mensink
    Maastricht University, Department of Human Biology, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Nutr 42:I6-27. 2003
    ..Therefore, studies to further validate generic predictors for the CVD risk should be initiated...
  31. ncbi request reprint Bioconversion of vaccenic acid to conjugated linoleic acid in humans
    Anu M Turpeinen
    Department of Applied Chemistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:504-10. 2002
    ..There are indications that this conversion also occurs in humans...
  32. ncbi request reprint Dietary intakes and plasma concentrations of carotenoids and tocopherols in relation to glucose metabolism in subjects at high risk of type 2 diabetes: the Botnia Dietary Study
    Katriina Ylönen
    Department of Applied Chemistry and Microbiology, Division of Nutrition, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:1434-41. 2003
    ..The role of antioxidants in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes is uncertain...
  33. ncbi request reprint Effect of alpha-linolenic acid-rich Camelina sativa oil on serum fatty acid composition and serum lipids in hypercholesterolemic subjects
    Henna M Karvonen
    Oy Foodfiles Ltd Contract research organization, Kupio, Finland
    Metabolism 51:1253-60. 2002
    ..Camelina oil's serum cholesterol-lowering effect was comparable to that of rapeseed and olive oils...
  34. ncbi request reprint High intakes of vegetables, berries, and apples combined with a high intake of linoleic or oleic acid only slightly affect markers of lipid peroxidation and lipoprotein metabolism in healthy subjects
    Riitta Freese
    University of Helsinki, Department of Applied Chemistry and Microbiology, Division of Nutrition, Finland
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:950-60. 2002
    ..The pathophysiology of these diseases involves free radical mechanisms. Diet may either enhance or diminish oxidative stress in the body...
  35. ncbi request reprint Serum alpha-tocopherol concentrations and risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus: a cohort study in siblings of affected children
    Liisa Uusitalo
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Finland
    J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 18:1409-16. 2005
    ..08 and 0.09, respectively). Although the results did not reach statistical significance, they support the hypothesis that high alpha-tocopherol levels may protect against DM1...
  36. ncbi request reprint [Nordic nutrition recommendations]
    Wulf Becker
    Ugeskr Laeger 168:76-7; author reply 77. 2006
  37. ncbi request reprint Changes in dietary fat intake alter plasma levels of oxidized low-density lipoprotein and lipoprotein(a)
    Marja Leena Silaste
    Department of Internal Medicine and Biocenter Oulu, University of Oulu, Finland
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 24:498-503. 2004
    ..To assess the effects of dietary modifications on oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Orally administered betaine has an acute and dose-dependent effect on serum betaine and plasma homocysteine concentrations in healthy humans
    Ursula Schwab
    Department of Clinical Nutrition, University of Kuopio, Finland
    J Nutr 136:34-8. 2006
    ..In conclusion, a single dose of orally administered betaine had an acute and dose-dependent effect on serum betaine concentration and resulted in lowered plasma tHcy concentrations within 2 h in healthy subjects...