Marja Leena Ovaskainen

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Affiliation: National Public Health Institute
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. ncbi Dietary intake and major food sources of polyphenols in Finnish adults
    Marja Leena Ovaskainen
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, Nutrition Unit, National Public Health Institute, FI 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    J Nutr 138:562-6. 2008
  2. doi Some similarities in dietary clusters of pre-school children and their mothers
    Marja Leena Ovaskainen
    Nutrition Unit, Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Nutr 102:443-52. 2009
  3. ncbi Snacks as an element of energy intake and food consumption
    M L Ovaskainen
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Nutrition Unit, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Clin Nutr 60:494-501. 2006
  4. ncbi Accuracy in the estimation of food servings against the portions in food photographs
    M L Ovaskainen
    Department of Health Promotion and Prevention of Chronic Diseases, Nutrition Unit, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Clin Nutr 62:674-81. 2008
  5. doi A diet following Finnish nutrition recommendations does not contribute to the current epidemic of obesity
    Noora Kanerva
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, Helsinki, Finland
    Public Health Nutr 16:786-94. 2013
  6. ncbi Diet composition of pregnant Finnish women: changes over time and across seasons
    Marianne Prasad
    Department of Lifestyle and Participation, National Institute for Health and Welfare, PO Box 27, FI 00271, Helsinki, Finland
    Public Health Nutr 13:939-46. 2010
  7. doi Sucrose in the diet of 3-year-old Finnish children: sources, determinants and impact on food and nutrient intake
    Maijaliisa Erkkola
    Unit of Nutrition, Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Nutr 101:1209-17. 2009
  8. doi Unhealthy dietary patterns are associated with weight gain during pregnancy among Finnish women
    Ulla Uusitalo
    Department of Lifestyles and Inclusion, Nutrition Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Public Health Nutr 12:2392-9. 2009
  9. doi Food consumption and advanced β cell autoimmunity in young children with HLA-conferred susceptibility to type 1 diabetes: a nested case-control design
    Suvi M Virtanen
    Unit of Nutrition, Department of Lifestyle and Participation, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Clin Nutr 95:471-8. 2012
  10. ncbi Dietary survey methodology of FINDIET 2007 with a risk assessment perspective
    Heli Reinivuo
    Nutrition Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare, PO Box 30, FI 00271, Helsinki, Finland
    Public Health Nutr 13:915-9. 2010

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Publications22

  1. ncbi Dietary intake and major food sources of polyphenols in Finnish adults
    Marja Leena Ovaskainen
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, Nutrition Unit, National Public Health Institute, FI 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    J Nutr 138:562-6. 2008
    ..The results give additional support to the recommendations for a varied diet with fruits, berries, cereals, and vegetables...
  2. doi Some similarities in dietary clusters of pre-school children and their mothers
    Marja Leena Ovaskainen
    Nutrition Unit, Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Nutr 102:443-52. 2009
    ..The diets of pre-school children vary by age and only a slight similarity within dietary clusters of mother-child pairs was observed...
  3. ncbi Snacks as an element of energy intake and food consumption
    M L Ovaskainen
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Nutrition Unit, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Clin Nutr 60:494-501. 2006
    ..An increasing frequency of snacks has been observed in meal pattern studies. Snacks can alter the diet because of their high-energy density and low-nutrient content or on the contrary...
  4. ncbi Accuracy in the estimation of food servings against the portions in food photographs
    M L Ovaskainen
    Department of Health Promotion and Prevention of Chronic Diseases, Nutrition Unit, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Clin Nutr 62:674-81. 2008
    ..Perception of food photographs used as aids for assessing the actual amounts may have an effect. This study was carried out to assess the validity of food photographs...
  5. doi A diet following Finnish nutrition recommendations does not contribute to the current epidemic of obesity
    Noora Kanerva
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, Helsinki, Finland
    Public Health Nutr 16:786-94. 2013
    ..We created the Recommended Finnish Diet Score (RFDS) that illustrates the Finnish nutrition recommendations and assessed whether this score is associated with BMI, waist circumference (WC) and body fat percentage (BF%)...
  6. ncbi Diet composition of pregnant Finnish women: changes over time and across seasons
    Marianne Prasad
    Department of Lifestyle and Participation, National Institute for Health and Welfare, PO Box 27, FI 00271, Helsinki, Finland
    Public Health Nutr 13:939-46. 2010
    ..To describe the diet of a population of pregnant Finnish women over a period of 7 years, with special attention paid to seasonal fluctuations in food consumption and nutrient intake...
  7. doi Sucrose in the diet of 3-year-old Finnish children: sources, determinants and impact on food and nutrient intake
    Maijaliisa Erkkola
    Unit of Nutrition, Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Nutr 101:1209-17. 2009
    ..The rationale for the recommendation to reduce the intake of refined sugars to ensure adequate intakes of nutrients seems reasonable...
  8. doi Unhealthy dietary patterns are associated with weight gain during pregnancy among Finnish women
    Ulla Uusitalo
    Department of Lifestyles and Inclusion, Nutrition Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Public Health Nutr 12:2392-9. 2009
    ..To study whether the dietary patterns of Finnish pregnant women are associated with their weight gain rate during pregnancy...
  9. doi Food consumption and advanced β cell autoimmunity in young children with HLA-conferred susceptibility to type 1 diabetes: a nested case-control design
    Suvi M Virtanen
    Unit of Nutrition, Department of Lifestyle and Participation, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Clin Nutr 95:471-8. 2012
    ..Evidence for the role of food consumption during childhood in the development of β cell autoimmunity is scarce and fragmentary...
  10. ncbi Dietary survey methodology of FINDIET 2007 with a risk assessment perspective
    Heli Reinivuo
    Nutrition Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare, PO Box 30, FI 00271, Helsinki, Finland
    Public Health Nutr 13:915-9. 2010
    ..However, international standardisation projects are needed in order to estimate comparable food intakes...
  11. ncbi Changes in the contribution of snacks to the daily energy intake of Finnish adults
    Marja Leena Ovaskainen
    National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Lifestyles and Participation, Nutrition Unit, P O Box 30, Mannerheimintie 166, FI 00271 Helsinki, Finland
    Appetite 54:623-6. 2010
    ..Due to instability in the snack-dominated eating pattern we conclude that main meals and snacks seem to be parallel ways of composing daily diet with only a few dietary differences...
  12. ncbi Educational differences in the diet of Finnish adults and the associations between education and the determinants and facilitators of dietary fat quality
    Marja Leena Ovaskainen
    Nutrition Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare, PO Box 30, FI 00271, Helsinki, Finland
    Public Health Nutr 13:925-31. 2010
    ..The aim of the study is to elucidate differences in adults' diet by education, and to analyse the associations between dietary facilitators, education and dietary fat quality...
  13. ncbi Phyto-oestrogen database of foods and average intake in Finland
    Liisa M Valsta
    National Public Health Institute KTL, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Nutrition Unit, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300, Finland
    Br J Nutr 89:S31-8. 2003
    ..The average intake of lignans and isoflavones in Finland seems to be low, but intake varies throughout the population...
  14. ncbi Estimation of plant sterol and cholesterol intake in Finland: quality of new values and their effect on intake
    L M Valsta
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, Nutrition Unit, The National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Nutr 92:671-8. 2004
    ..We conclude that researchers can have confidence in the new values for PS and cholesterol, because systematic evaluation of the new analytical values showed them to be of high quality...
  15. ncbi Market basket study on dietary intake of PCDD/Fs, PCBs, and PBDEs in Finland
    Hannu Kiviranta
    Department of Environmental Health, National Public Health Institute, PO Box 95, Kuopio 70701, Finland
    Environ Int 30:923-32. 2004
    ..This additional source seemed to be found in the market basket that included beverages, spices, and sweets...
  16. doi Tendency toward eveningness is associated with unhealthy dietary habits
    Noora Kanerva
    Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
    Chronobiol Int 29:920-7. 2012
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  17. ncbi Nutrient intake and food use of Finnish conscripts in garrison, on leave, and in encampment conditions
    Clarissa M L Bingham
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Mil Med 174:678-84. 2009
    ..80% of Finnish men fill their civic duty and complete military service. Conscripts' dietary habits have been studied limitedly...
  18. pmc Liberal fortification of foods: the risks. A study relating to Finland
    A Suojanen
    National Food Agency, Finland National Public Health Institute, Nutrition Unit, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:259-64. 2002
    ..The study was done using the dietary data of adult population by sex and calcium intake deciles, taking account of intakes of calcium from normal diets and from fortified foods...
  19. ncbi Arginine intake, blood pressure, and the incidence of acute coronary events in men: the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study
    Birgitta Venho
    Research Institute of Public Health, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:359-64. 2002
    ..Evidence suggests that dietary supplementation of L-arginine, the precursor of nitric oxide, may protect arteries against atherosclerosis...
  20. ncbi Seven distinct dietary patterns identified among pregnant Finnish women--associations with nutrient intake and sociodemographic factors
    Tuula Arkkola
    Department of Paediatrics, PO Box 5000, 90014 University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Public Health Nutr 11:176-82. 2008
    ..To identify and describe dietary patterns in a cohort of pregnant women and investigate whether the dietary patterns are associated with dietary intake and sociodemographic factors...
  21. ncbi Intake of antioxidant vitamins and trace elements during pregnancy and risk of advanced beta cell autoimmunity in the child
    Liisa Uusitalo
    Tampere School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:458-64. 2008
    ..Type 1 diabetes may have its origins in the fetal period of life. Free radicals were implicated in the cause of type 1 diabetes. It was hypothesized that antioxidant nutrients could protect against type 1 diabetes...
  22. ncbi Dietary intake and use of dietary supplements in relation to demographic variables among pregnant Finnish women
    Tuula Arkkola
    Department of Paediatrics, 90014 University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
    Br J Nutr 96:913-20. 2006
    ..Therefore there seemed to be unnecessary nutrient supplementation and at the same time lack of relevant supplementation among these pregnant women...