P Jousilahti

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Affiliation: National Public Health Institute
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. ncbi Improving the world's health--the role of National Public Health Institutes
    Pekka Jousilahti
    National Public Health Institute, Finland
    Cent Eur J Public Health 14:3-5. 2006
  2. ncbi Environmental tobacco smoke and the risk of cardiovascular disease
    Pekka Jousilahti
    University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 28:41-51. 2002
  3. ncbi Serum cholesterol distribution and coronary heart disease risk: observations and predictions among middle-aged population in eastern Finland
    P Jousilahti
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Helsinki, Finland
    Circulation 97:1087-94. 1998
  4. ncbi Opposite associations of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin and gamma-glutamyltransferase with prevalent coronary heart disease
    Pekka Jousilahti
    University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Intern Med 162:817-21. 2002
  5. ncbi Prevalence of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke at work and at home--15-year trends in Finland
    Pekka Jousilahti
    University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 28:16-20. 2002
  6. ncbi The association of sensitive systemic inflammation markers with bronchial asthma
    Pekka Jousilahti
    University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health, Finland
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 89:381-5. 2002
  7. ncbi Headache and the risk of stroke: a prospective observational cohort study among 35,056 Finnish men and women
    Pekka Jousilahti
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, and the National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Intern Med 163:1058-62. 2003
  8. pmc Association of markers of systemic inflammation, C reactive protein, serum amyloid A, and fibrinogen, with socioeconomic status
    P Jousilahti
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:730-3. 2003
  9. pmc Total and cause specific mortality among participants and non-participants of population based health surveys: a comprehensive follow up of 54 372 Finnish men and women
    Pekka Jousilahti
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:310-5. 2005
  10. ncbi Headache and the risk of stroke
    Pekka Jousilahti
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, PO Box 41, FIN 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 6:320-5. 2004

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  1. ncbi Improving the world's health--the role of National Public Health Institutes
    Pekka Jousilahti
    National Public Health Institute, Finland
    Cent Eur J Public Health 14:3-5. 2006
  2. ncbi Environmental tobacco smoke and the risk of cardiovascular disease
    Pekka Jousilahti
    University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 28:41-51. 2002
    ..Firm and timely actions are needed to protect people from exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, both in occupational and other environments...
  3. ncbi Serum cholesterol distribution and coronary heart disease risk: observations and predictions among middle-aged population in eastern Finland
    P Jousilahti
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Helsinki, Finland
    Circulation 97:1087-94. 1998
    ..The purpose of the present study was to assess the implications of cholesterol distribution and its change on coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality and disease prevention at a population level...
  4. ncbi Opposite associations of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin and gamma-glutamyltransferase with prevalent coronary heart disease
    Pekka Jousilahti
    University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, FIN 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Intern Med 162:817-21. 2002
    ..We analyzed the association of 2 commonly used markers of alcohol consumption-carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) and gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT)-and self-reported alcohol consumption with prevalent CHD...
  5. ncbi Prevalence of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke at work and at home--15-year trends in Finland
    Pekka Jousilahti
    University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 28:16-20. 2002
    ..This study describes the 15-year trends of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke at work and at home in Finland...
  6. ncbi The association of sensitive systemic inflammation markers with bronchial asthma
    Pekka Jousilahti
    University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health, Finland
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 89:381-5. 2002
    ..Airway inflammation is a characteristic feature of bronchial asthma. Previous studies have shown an increased local inflammatory activity in the airway mucosa of asthma patients...
  7. ncbi Headache and the risk of stroke: a prospective observational cohort study among 35,056 Finnish men and women
    Pekka Jousilahti
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, and the National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Intern Med 163:1058-62. 2003
    ..Previous studies have shown an increased risk of stroke among patients with migraine. However, very few data are available on the possible association between chronic unspecified headache and the risk of stroke...
  8. pmc Association of markers of systemic inflammation, C reactive protein, serum amyloid A, and fibrinogen, with socioeconomic status
    P Jousilahti
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:730-3. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to analyse the association of three sensitive markers of systemic inflammation: C reactive protein (CRP), serum amyloid A protein (SAA), and fibrinogen, with socioeconomic status...
  9. pmc Total and cause specific mortality among participants and non-participants of population based health surveys: a comprehensive follow up of 54 372 Finnish men and women
    Pekka Jousilahti
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:310-5. 2005
    ..To assess total and cause specific mortality among participants and non-participants of large population based health surveys...
  10. ncbi Headache and the risk of stroke
    Pekka Jousilahti
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, PO Box 41, FIN 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 6:320-5. 2004
    ..Even though the relative risk of stroke may be fairly high among migraine patients, the absolute risk is usually low due to low baseline risk among young people...
  11. ncbi The association of c-reactive protein, serum amyloid a and fibrinogen with prevalent coronary heart disease--baseline findings of the PAIS project
    P Jousilahti
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300, Helsinki, Finland
    Atherosclerosis 156:451-6. 2001
    ..Central obesity needs to be considered as a confounding factor in the observed associations. These findings support the hypothesis that cholesterol-lowering drugs have an anti-inflammatory effect...
  12. ncbi Sex, age, cardiovascular risk factors, and coronary heart disease: a prospective follow-up study of 14 786 middle-aged men and women in Finland
    P Jousilahti
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Helsinki, Finland
    Circulation 99:1165-72. 1999
    ..In both sexes, CHD risk increases with age, but the increase is sharper in women. We analyzed the extent to which major cardiovascular risk factors can explain the sex difference and the age-related increase in CHD risk...
  13. ncbi Role of known risk factors in explaining the difference in the risk of coronary heart disease between eastern and southwestern Finland
    P Jousilahti
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Med 30:481-7. 1998
    ..In addition to the classical risk factors, regional differences in body height and socioeconomic status were associated with the regional differences in CHD risk...
  14. ncbi Symptoms of chronic bronchitis, haemostatic factors, and coronary heart disease risk
    P Jousilahti
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Helsinki, Finland
    Atherosclerosis 142:403-7. 1999
    ..Thus, fibrinogen may be associated with a possible mechanism to link chronic bronchitis to coronary heart disease risk, even though the causality of the association cannot be verified in a cross-sectional study...
  15. ncbi Serum gamma-glutamyl transferase, self-reported alcohol drinking, and the risk of stroke
    P Jousilahti
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Helsinki, Finland
    Stroke 31:1851-5. 2000
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  16. ncbi The effects of physical activity and body mass index on cardiovascular, cancer and all-cause mortality among 47 212 middle-aged Finnish men and women
    G Hu
    Diabetes and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:894-902. 2005
    ..To examine the association of physical activity and body mass index (BMI), and their combined effect, with the risk of total, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer mortality...
  17. ncbi Coffee consumption and risk of total and cardiovascular mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes
    S Bidel
    Diabetes and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetologia 49:2618-26. 2006
    ..This study was designed to assess the association between coffee consumption and CVD mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes...
  18. ncbi Trends in lipid levels and hypercholesterolemia in hypertensive and normotensive finnish adults from 1982 to 1997
    M Kastarinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Kuopio, Finland
    J Intern Med 247:53-62. 2000
    ..To assess the trends in lipid levels and awareness of hypercholesterolemia in hypertensive and normotensive population in Finland from 1982 to 97...
  19. ncbi Cardiovascular risk factor changes in Finland, 1972-1997
    E Vartiainen
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Epidemiol 29:49-56. 2000
    ..Subsequently, a national cardiovascular risk factors monitoring system was developed to assess the effectiveness of the national strategy...
  20. ncbi Urinary sodium excretion and cardiovascular mortality in Finland: a prospective study
    J Tuomilehto
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Lancet 357:848-51. 2001
    ..We aimed to find out whether salt intake, measured by 24 h urinary sodium excretion, is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease frequency and mortality, and all-cause mortality...
  21. ncbi Joint association of coffee consumption and other factors to the risk of type 2 diabetes: a prospective study in Finland
    G Hu
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:1742-9. 2006
    ..OBJECTIVe: To examine joint associations of coffee consumption and other factors (including physical activity, obesity and alcohol consumption) with the risk of type 2 diabetes...
  22. ncbi Socio-economic status and abdominal obesity among Finnish adults from 1992 to 2002
    S Sarlio-Lähteenkorva
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:1653-60. 2006
    ..To examine 10-year changes in waist circumference (WC) and identify socio-economic groups having higher WC than expected by their body mass index (BMI)...
  23. ncbi Effects of smoking, obesity and physical activity on the risk of type 2 diabetes in middle-aged Finnish men and women
    K Patja
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    J Intern Med 258:356-62. 2005
    ..To examine the association of cigarette smoking with the risk of type 2 diabetes and to find out whether the association is modified by obesity and physical activity...
  24. ncbi Secular trends in body mass index by birth cohort in eastern Finland from 1972 to 1997
    M Lahti-Koski
    Department of Nutrition, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25:727-34. 2001
    ..To describe changes in body mass index (BMI) with age over a 25 y period, and to investigate whether those changes differed by birth cohort, gender or education...
  25. ncbi The effect of diabetes and stroke at baseline and during follow-up on stroke mortality
    G Hu
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetologia 49:2309-16. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the magnitude of the effect of diabetes and stroke at baseline and during follow-up on risk of stroke mortality...
  26. doi Allergy gap between Finnish and Russian Karelia on increase
    Tiina Laatikainen
    Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Allergy 66:886-92. 2011
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  27. ncbi Is the effect of smoking on the risk for coronary heart disease even stronger than was previously thought?
    P Jousilahti
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Helsinki, Finland
    J Cardiovasc Risk 6:293-8. 1999
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  28. ncbi Body mass index and the risk of Parkinson disease
    G Hu
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Neurology 67:1955-9. 2006
    ..To examine the association between body mass index (BMI) and the risk of Parkinson disease (PD)...
  29. ncbi Prevalence of diabetes and impaired glucose regulation in 45- to 64-year-old individuals in three areas of Finland
    H Ylihärsilä
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Diabet Med 22:88-91. 2005
    ..To determine the prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and impaired fasting glycaemia (IFG) and possible regional differences in Finnish adults aged between 45 and 64 years...
  30. doi Total cholesterol and the risk of Parkinson disease
    G Hu
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Diseases Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Neurology 70:1972-9. 2008
    ..To examine the association between serum total cholesterol at baseline and the risk of Parkinson disease (PD)...
  31. doi Changes in traditional risk factors no longer explain time trends in cardiovascular mortality and its socioeconomic differences
    K Harald
    National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 160, FIN 00300, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:251-7. 2008
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  32. pmc Self rated health and mortality: a long term prospective study in eastern Finland
    S Heistaro
    National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:227-32. 2001
    ..To assess the relation between self rated health and mortality over a period of 23 years, taking into account medical history, cardiovascular risk factors, and education at the beginning of the follow up...
  33. ncbi Association of leisure time physical activity and abdominal obesity with fasting serum insulin and 2-h postchallenge plasma glucose levels
    K Borodulin
    National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Diabet Med 23:1025-8. 2006
    ..We investigated the joint associations of leisure time physical activity and abdominal obesity with fasting insulin and 2-h glucose levels and with the risk of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and Type 2 diabetes (Type 2 DM)...
  34. ncbi Sex differences in cardiovascular and total mortality among diabetic and non-diabetic individuals with or without history of myocardial infarction
    G Hu
    Diabetes and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetologia 48:856-61. 2005
    ..We investigated the associations of type 2 diabetes and a history of myocardial infarction (MI) with coronary heart disease, stroke, cardiovascular and total mortality, and whether these effects are different in men and women...
  35. ncbi The validity of the Finnish Diabetes Risk Score for the prediction of the incidence of coronary heart disease and stroke, and total mortality
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 12:451-8. 2005
    ....
  36. ncbi Fifteen-year changes in body mass index and waist circumference in Finnish adults
    Marjaana Lahti-Koski
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:398-404. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate 15-year changes in general and abdominal obesity among adults in Finland, and furthermore, to assess whether obesity trends differ between educational groups...
  37. ncbi The association between thinness and socio-economic disadvantage, health indicators, and adverse health behaviour: a study of 28 000 Finnish men and women
    S Sarlio-Lähteenkorva
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:568-73. 2004
    ..To examine how thinness is associated with indicators of socio-economic disadvantage, health-related behaviours, and health indicators including mortality...
  38. ncbi Urinary sodium and potassium excretion and the risk of type 2 diabetes: a prospective study in Finland
    G Hu
    Diabetes and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetologia 48:1477-83. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to assess whether high salt intake, measured by 24-h urinary sodium excretion, is an independent risk factor for type 2 diabetes...
  39. pmc Development of smoking by birth cohort in the adult population in eastern Finland 1972-97
    M Laaksonen
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Helsinki, Finland
    Tob Control 8:161-8. 1999
    ..To analyse the dynamics of smoking prevalence, initiation, and cessation in relation to sex, age, birth cohort, study year, and educational level...
  40. doi Does the constellation of risk factors with and without abdominal adiposity associate with different cardiovascular mortality risk?
    W Gao
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 172, 6th Floor, KTTL, 6krs, PL 41, Helsinki FIN 00014, Finland
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:757-62. 2008
    ....
  41. doi The impact of dyslipidaemia on cardiovascular mortality in individuals without a prior history of diabetes in the DECODE Study
    Lei Zhang
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 172, Helsinki, Finland
    Atherosclerosis 206:298-302. 2009
    ..To evaluate the impact of dyslipidaemia on cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in relation to fasting (FPG) and 2-h (2hPG) plasma glucose levels in individuals without a prior history of diabetes...
  42. ncbi Diabetes, prediabetes and cancer mortality
    X H Zhou
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, PL41, Mannerheimintie 172, Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetologia 53:1867-76. 2010
    ..We aimed to investigate the risk of cancer mortality in relation to the glucose tolerance status classified according to the 2 h OGTT...
  43. doi Thirty-five-year trends in cardiovascular risk factors in Finland
    Erkki Vartiainen
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Epidemiol 39:504-18. 2010
    ..From 1972 to 2007, risk factor surveys have been carried out to monitor risk factor trends and assess their contribution to declining mortality in Finland...
  44. ncbi Endotoxemia, immune response to periodontal pathogens, and systemic inflammation associate with incident cardiovascular disease events
    Pirkko J Pussinen
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Haartmaninkatu 8, PO Box 63, FI 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 27:1433-9. 2007
    ..We investigated in a prospective study the associations of serum endotoxin, antibodies to periodontal pathogens, and inflammation markers with the risk of incident CVD...
  45. doi Blood lipid levels in relation to glucose status in European men and women without a prior history of diabetes: the DECODE Study
    L Zhang
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 82:364-77. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between lipid and glucose levels in a large European population without a prior history of diabetes...
  46. doi Coffee consumption and risk of colorectal cancer
    S Bidel
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Clin Nutr 64:917-23. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to examine this relationship among Finns, who are the heaviest coffee consumers in the world...
  47. ncbi C-reactive protein, interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor alpha as predictors of incident coronary and cardiovascular events and total mortality. A population-based, prospective study
    Karolina Tuomisto
    Dept of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, KTL National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FI 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Thromb Haemost 95:511-8. 2006
    ..In conclusion, CRP and TNFalpha were significant, independent predictors of CHD and CVD events and total mortality among men. These findings provide further support to the important role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of CVD...
  48. doi Association of serum C-reactive protein level with sex-specific type 2 diabetes risk: a prospective finnish study
    Gang Hu
    Departments of Health Promotion and Chronic Diseases Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki FIN 00300, Finland
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 94:2099-105. 2009
    ..Our objective was to assess whether the association of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) with type 2 diabetes risk is modified by sex...
  49. ncbi Nordic biological specimen banks as basis for studies of cancer causes and control--more than 2 million sample donors, 25 million person years and 100,000 prospective cancers
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Helsinki, Finland
    Acta Oncol 46:286-307. 2007
    ..The present paper summarizes optimal study designs of biobank-based studies of cancer...
  50. ncbi A disparity in the association of asthma, rhinitis, and eczema with allergen-specific IgE between Finnish and Russian Karelia
    P T Pekkarinen
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Allergy 62:281-7. 2007
    ....
  51. pmc The impact of newly identified loci on coronary heart disease, stroke and total mortality in the MORGAM prospective cohorts
    Juha Karvanen
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Genet Epidemiol 33:237-46. 2009
    ..1) were associated with blood pressure. These findings underline the need for replication studies in prospective settings and confirm the candidacy of several SNPs that may play a role in the etiology of cardiovascular disease...
  52. ncbi Educational inequalities in the metabolic syndrome and coronary heart disease among middle-aged men and women
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, PO Box 41, Mannerheimintie 172, FIN 00014, Finland
    Int J Epidemiol 34:327-34. 2005
    ..We investigated this question in a prospective study of middle-aged men and women...
  53. ncbi Serum antibody response to periodontal pathogens and herpes simplex virus in relation to classic risk factors of cardiovascular disease
    Tiina Vilkuna-Rautiainen
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1486-94. 2006
    ..We studied joint immune response against two major periodontal pathogens and herpes simplex virus (HSV) in relation to established risk factors of CVD...
  54. doi Comparison of various surrogate obesity indicators as predictors of cardiovascular mortality in four European populations
    X Song
    1 Department of Public Health, Hjelt Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland 2 Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Clin Nutr 67:1298-302. 2013
    ..Conclusions:Abdominal obesity indicators such as WC, WHR, WSR and WHHR, are stronger predictors for CVD mortality than general obesity indicator of BMI. ..
  55. ncbi Occupational, commuting and leisure-time physical activity in relation to coronary heart disease among middle-aged Finnish men and women
    Gang Hu
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Atherosclerosis 194:490-7. 2007
    ..To examine the association of different levels of occupational, commuting, and leisure-time physical activity with the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) events...
  56. doi Joint effects of coffee consumption and serum gamma-glutamyltransferase on the risk of liver cancer
    Gang Hu
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Hepatology 48:129-36. 2008
    ..A combination of very low coffee consumption and high level of serum GGT was associated with nearly nine-fold increased risk...
  57. ncbi The increasing prevalence of metabolic syndrome among Finnish men and women over a decade
    Gang Hu
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Diseases Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:832-6. 2008
    ..Our objective was to assess a 10-yr change in the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome defined by the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) among Finnish men and women...
  58. ncbi The joint associations of occupational, commuting, and leisure-time physical activity, and the Framingham risk score on the 10-year risk of coronary heart disease
    Gang Hu
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Diseases Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Heart J 28:492-8. 2007
    ..To determine joint associations of different kinds of physical activity and the Framingham risk score (FRS) with the 10-year risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) events...
  59. ncbi Type 2 diabetes and the risk of Parkinson's disease
    Gang Hu
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Diseases Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetes Care 30:842-7. 2007
    ..To evaluate whether type 2 diabetes at baseline is a risk factor for Parkinson's disease...
  60. ncbi Joint effects of history of hypertension at baseline and type 2 diabetes at baseline and during follow-up on the risk of coronary heart disease
    Gang Hu
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Diseases Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Heart J 28:3059-66. 2007
    ..To evaluate the joint associations of history of hypertension at baseline and type 2 diabetes at baseline and during follow-up on the incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) and CHD mortality...
  61. ncbi Thirty-year trends of physical activity in relation to age, calendar time and birth cohort in Finnish adults
    Katja Borodulin
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 18:339-44. 2008
    ..The aim of this article was to investigate time trends 1972-2002 in leisure time, occupational and commuting physical activity across birth cohorts in Finnish adults...
  62. ncbi Coffee and tea consumption and the risk of Parkinson's disease
    Gang Hu
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Diseases Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Mov Disord 22:2242-8. 2007
    ..41 (95% CI 0.20-0.83). These results suggest that coffee drinking is associated with a lower risk of PD. More tea drinking is associated with a lower risk of PD...
  63. pmc Non-participation and mortality in different socioeconomic groups: the FINRISK population surveys in 1972-92
    Kennet Harald
    National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 160, FIN 00300, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:449-54. 2007
    ....
  64. ncbi Coffee consumption and the incidence of antihypertensive drug treatment in Finnish men and women
    Gang Hu
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Diseases Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:457-64. 2007
    ..Only 2 prospective studies have previously investigated the association between coffee consumption and incident hypertension, and the findings are equivocal...
  65. ncbi Body mass index, waist circumference, and waist-hip ratio on the risk of total and type-specific stroke
    Gang Hu
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Diseases Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Intern Med 167:1420-7. 2007
    ..Adiposity is an established risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but the relationship of adiposity with the risk of cerebrovascular disease is still to some extent unclear...
  66. pmc Gender differences in genetic risk profiles for cardiovascular disease
    Kaisa Silander
    Department of Molecular Medicine, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS ONE 3:e3615. 2008
    ..We aimed to estimate whether the genetic risk profiles of coronary heart disease (CHD), ischemic stroke and the composite end-point of CVD differ between the genders...
  67. ncbi Occupational, commuting, and leisure-time physical activity in relation to cardiovascular mortality among finnish subjects with hypertension
    Gang Hu
    Department of Health Promotion and Prevention of Chronic Diseases, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Hypertens 20:1242-50. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the association of occupational, commuting, and leisure-time physical activity on cardiovascular mortality among hypertensive patients...
  68. ncbi Leisure time, occupational, and commuting physical activity and the risk of stroke
    Gang Hu
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Stroke 36:1994-9. 2005
    ..We assessed the relationship of different types of physical activity with total and type-specific stroke risk...
  69. ncbi Associations of leisure time physical activity, self-rated physical fitness, and estimated aerobic fitness with serum C-reactive protein among 3,803 adults
    Katja Borodulin
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Atherosclerosis 185:381-7. 2006
    ..Serum C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of systemic inflammation, is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Obesity and physical activity are associated with CRP, though population studies are sparse...
  70. ncbi The gender-specific impact of diabetes and myocardial infarction at baseline and during follow-up on mortality from all causes and coronary heart disease
    Gang Hu
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:1413-8. 2005
    ..The goal of this study is to compare the magnitude of diabetes and myocardial infarction (MI) at baseline and during follow-up on cause-specific and all-cause mortality...
  71. ncbi Coffee consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus among middle-aged Finnish men and women
    Jaakko Tuomilehto
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    JAMA 291:1213-9. 2004
    ..Only a few studies of coffee consumption and diabetes mellitus (DM) have been reported, even though coffee is the most consumed beverage in the world...
  72. ncbi Physical activity, cardiovascular risk factors, and mortality among Finnish adults with diabetes
    Gang Hu
    Diabetes and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetes Care 28:799-805. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to examine both single and joint associations of physical activity and conventional cardiovascular risk factors with total and cardiovascular mortality among patients with diabetes...
  73. ncbi Associations between estimated aerobic fitness and cardiovascular risk factors in adults with different levels of abdominal obesity
    Katja Borodulin
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 12:126-31. 2005
    ..We investigated the association between estimated aerobic fitness and cardiovascular risk factors, and how the association is affected by abdominal obesity...
  74. doi Comparison of definitions of metabolic syndrome in relation to the risk of developing stroke and coronary heart disease in Finnish and Swedish cohorts
    Qing Qiao
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Stroke 40:337-43. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare definitions of metabolic syndrome with regard to their prediction of stroke and coronary heart disease incidence...
  75. ncbi Physical activity, body mass index, and risk of type 2 diabetes in patients with normal or impaired glucose regulation
    Gang Hu
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Intern Med 164:892-6. 2004
    ..Sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and impaired glucose regulation are associated with the risk of type 2 diabetes. However, the joint associations of these risk factors are not known...
  76. ncbi Occupational, commuting, and leisure-time physical activity in relation to total and cardiovascular mortality among Finnish subjects with type 2 diabetes
    Gang Hu
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Circulation 110:666-73. 2004
    ..Some previous studies have assessed the association between leisure-time physical activity and mortality among patients with diabetes, but the potential effect of occupational and commuting physical activity remains uncertain...
  77. ncbi The impact of history of hypertension and type 2 diabetes at baseline on the incidence of stroke and stroke mortality
    Gang Hu
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Stroke 36:2538-43. 2005
    ..We evaluated prospectively the joint association of history of hypertension and type 2 diabetes on the incidence of stroke and stroke mortality...
  78. ncbi Joint effects of physical activity, body mass index, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio with the risk of cardiovascular disease among middle-aged Finnish men and women
    Gang Hu
    Diabetes and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Heart J 25:2212-9. 2004
    ..To assess joint associations of physical activity and different indicators of obesity (body mass index, waist circumference, and waist-to-hip ratio) with the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  79. ncbi Relationship of physical activity and body mass index to the risk of hypertension: a prospective study in Finland
    Gang Hu
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Hypertension 43:25-30. 2004
    ..The present study indicates that regular physical activity and weight control can reduce the risk of hypertension. The protective effect of physical activity was observed in both sexes regardless of the level of obesity...
  80. ncbi Modifiable risk factors have an impact on socio-economic differences in coronary heart disease events
    Kennet Harald
    National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand Cardiovasc J 40:87-95. 2006
    ....
  81. ncbi Predictive properties of impaired glucose tolerance for cardiovascular risk are not explained by the development of overt diabetes during follow-up
    Qing Qiao
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetes Care 26:2910-4. 2003
    ....
  82. ncbi Association of age and education with different types of leisure-time physical activity among 4437 Finnish adults
    Katja Borodulin
    National Public Health Institute, Dept of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, Helsinki, Finland
    J Phys Act Health 5:242-51. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the associations of age and education with types of leisure-time physical activity in a population sample of Finnish adults...
  83. ncbi Self-reported alcohol consumption and association to carbohydrate-deficient transferrin and gamma-glutamyltransferase in a random sample of the general population in the Republic of Karelia, Russia and in North Karelia, Finland
    Tiina Laatikainen
    Department of Epidemiology, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Alcohol Alcohol 37:282-8. 2002
    ..These results suggest that alcohol consumption especially in Russia may not be reliably estimated by self-reporting, and that alcohol consumption is relatively high, especially among men, in RUS...
  84. ncbi Hemostatic factors as predictors of stroke and cardiovascular diseases: the FINRISK '92 Hemostasis Study
    Maria Rajecki
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, KTL National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 16:119-24. 2005
    ..25; 95% CI, 0.99-1.58). In conclusion, the present study supports the observations that fibrinogen and plasminogen are significant predictors of CVD events, independently of conventional risk factors...
  85. ncbi Antibodies to periodontal pathogens are associated with coronary heart disease
    Pirkko J Pussinen
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 23:1250-4. 2003
    ....
  86. ncbi Exhaled nitric oxide in healthy nonatopic school-age children: determinants and height-adjusted reference values
    L P Malmberg
    Department of Allergy, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatr Pulmonol 41:635-42. 2006
    ..Due to the strong effect of atopy, FENO data should not be interpreted without knowing the atopic status of the child. The present reference values of FENO may serve in clinical assessments for measuring airway inflammation in children...
  87. ncbi Infectious burden as a determinant of atopy-- a comparison between adults in Finnish and Russian Karelia
    Leena C von Hertzen
    Skin and Allergy Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 140:89-95. 2006
    ..We investigated the association between markers of infections and occurrence of atopy among adults in eastern Finland and western Russia, two adjacent areas with profound differences in living conditions and lifestyles...
  88. ncbi Growing disparities in atopy between the Finns and the Russians: a comparison of 2 generations
    Leena von Hertzen
    Skin and Allergy Hospital, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 117:151-7. 2006
    ..We examined the occurrence and risk factors of atopy among schoolchildren and their mothers in 2 geographically adjacent areas with fundamental differences in living conditions and lifestyles...
  89. ncbi Systemic exposure to Porphyromonas gingivalis predicts incident stroke
    Pirkko J Pussinen
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, PO Box 63, FI 00014 Helsinki, Finland
    Atherosclerosis 193:222-8. 2007
    ..31 (1.31-8.40, p=0.012) for stroke. No association between antibody levels to Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans and stroke was found. The results suggest that the systemic exposure to P. gingivalis may predispose to incident stroke...
  90. ncbi Occupational, commuting, and leisure-time physical activity in relation to risk for Type 2 diabetes in middle-aged Finnish men and women
    G Hu
    Diabetes and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Diabetologia 46:322-9. 2003
    ..This study is to examine the relationship of occupational, commuting and leisure-time physical activity with the incidence of Type 2 diabetes...
  91. doi Eating styles, self-control and obesity indicators. The moderating role of obesity status and dieting history on restrained eating
    Hanna Konttinen
    Department of Social Psychology, Unionink 37 P O Box 54, 00014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Appetite 53:131-4. 2009
    ..These results suggest that restrained eating may be related to better weight control among those who need and/or are motivated to lose weight while among others it may indicate problems with eating...
  92. ncbi Allergic diseases, skin prick test responses, and IgE levels in North Karelia, Finland, and the Republic of Karelia, Russia
    Erkki Vartiainen
    National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 109:643-8. 2002
    ..There is growing evidence to show that atopic diseases are more common in Western Europe than in the former socialist countries of Eastern Europe...
  93. pmc Periodontitis is associated with a low concentration of vitamin C in plasma
    Pirkko J Pussinen
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital Helsinki, Finland
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 10:897-902. 2003
    ..In conclusion, P. gingivalis infection is associated with low concentrations of vitamin C in plasma, which may increase colonization of P. gingivalis or disturb the healing of the infected periodontium...
  94. ncbi Appropriateness of anthropometric obesity indicators in assessment of coronary heart disease risk among Finnish men and women
    Karri Silventoinen
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Scand J Public Health 31:283-90. 2003
    ..The aim of the study was to compare the appropriateness of different obesity indicators in the assessment of coronary heart disease (CHD) risk...
  95. doi The physical strenuousness of work is slightly associated with an upward trend in the BMI
    Petri Böckerman
    Labour Institute for Economic Research, Pitkansillanranta 3A, 6 krs, FIN 00530 Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 66:1346-55. 2008
    ..All in all, we show that the changes in self-reported occupation show a slight association with the changes in the logarithm of the BMI scores...
  96. ncbi Body mass index, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio cut-off points for categorisation of obesity among Omani Arabs
    Jawad A Al-Lawati
    Department of Non communicable Diseases Surveillance and Control, Muscat 113, Ministry of Health, Oman
    Public Health Nutr 11:102-8. 2008
    ..There are no data on optimal cut-off points to classify obesity among Omani Arabs. The existing cut-off points were obtained from studies of European populations...
  97. ncbi High serum antibody levels to Porphyromonas gingivalis predict myocardial infarction
    Pirkko J Pussinen
    Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki bDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 11:408-11. 2004
    ..However, seroepidemiologic evidence based on prospective data on this association is totally lacking...
  98. pmc Improving the world's health through national public health institutes
    Jeffrey P Koplan
    Academic Health Affairs, The Robert W Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory University, 1440 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30032, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 83:154-7. 2005
  99. ncbi gamma-Glutamyltransferase, obesity, and the risk of type 2 diabetes: observational cohort study among 20,158 middle-aged men and women
    Duk Hee Lee
    Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, 1Ga Dongin Dong, Jung Gu, Daegu, South Korea 700 422
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:5410-4. 2004
    ..In conclusion, in women as well as men, serum GGT level within its normal range predicted type 2 diabetes and may modify the well-known association between body mass index and type 2 diabetes...
  100. ncbi Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among Omani adults
    Jawad A Al-Lawati
    Ministry of Health, Non Communicable Diseases, Muscat, Muscat, Oman
    Diabetes Care 26:1781-5. 2003
    ....
  101. ncbi Evaluation of lipid-lowering therapy and cholesterol goal attainment in Finland: the National FINRISK Study
    Evo Alemao
    Outcomes Research, Merck and Co, Inc, Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, USA
    Am J Cardiovasc Drugs 6:349-55. 2006
    ..European and US study findings show that patients in primary care and specialty care are not adequately treated for cholesterol reduction...