P K Verkasalo

Summary

Affiliation: National Public Health Institute
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Sleep duration and breast cancer: a prospective cohort study
    Pia K Verkasalo
    Department of Environmental Health, National Public Health Institute, Kuopio
    Cancer Res 65:9595-600. 2005
  2. pmc Cancer risk near a polluted river in Finland
    Pia K Verkasalo
    Department of Environmental Health, National Public Health Institute, Kuopio, Finland
    Environ Health Perspect 112:1026-31. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Soy milk intake and plasma sex hormones: a cross-sectional study in pre- and postmenopausal women (EPIC-Oxford)
    P K Verkasalo
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford OX2 6HE, UK
    Nutr Cancer 40:79-86. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Circulating levels of sex hormones and their relation to risk factors for breast cancer: a cross-sectional study in 1092 pre- and postmenopausal women (United Kingdom)
    P K Verkasalo
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, UK
    Cancer Causes Control 12:47-59. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Soya intake and plasma concentrations of daidzein and genistein: validity of dietary assessment among eighty British women (Oxford arm of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition)
    P K Verkasalo
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Br J Nutr 86:415-21. 2001
  6. doi request reprint Fish consumption, omega-3 fatty acids, and environmental contaminants in relation to low-grade inflammation and early atherosclerosis
    A W Turunen
    Department of Environmental Health, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Neulaniementie 4, P O Box 95, FI 70210 KUOPIO, Finland
    Environ Res 120:43-54. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Energy balance and cancer: the role of sex hormones
    T J Key
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, UK
    Proc Nutr Soc 60:81-9. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Validation study of soya intake and plasma isoflavone levels among British women
    P K Verkasalo
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, University of Oxford, UK
    IARC Sci Publ 156:135-6. 2002
  9. doi request reprint Dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls, methyl mercury and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids as biomarkers of fish consumption
    A W Turunen
    Department of Environmental Health, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Kuopio, Finland
    Eur J Clin Nutr 64:313-23. 2010
  10. pmc Breast cancer risk in male twins: joint analyses of four twin cohorts in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the United States
    D C Whiteman
    ICRF General Practice Research Group, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Br J Cancer 83:1231-3. 2000

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. ncbi request reprint Sleep duration and breast cancer: a prospective cohort study
    Pia K Verkasalo
    Department of Environmental Health, National Public Health Institute, Kuopio
    Cancer Res 65:9595-600. 2005
    ..10 (CI, 0.59-2.05), 1.0, and 0.28 (CI, 0.09-0.88), with a decreasing trend (P = 0.03). This study provides some support for a decreased risk of breast cancer in long sleepers...
  2. pmc Cancer risk near a polluted river in Finland
    Pia K Verkasalo
    Department of Environmental Health, National Public Health Institute, Kuopio, Finland
    Environ Health Perspect 112:1026-31. 2004
    ..0 km from the river. Despite the limitations of exposure assessment, we cannot exclude the possibility that residence near the river may have contributed to a small increase in cancer risk, especially among farmers...
  3. ncbi request reprint Soy milk intake and plasma sex hormones: a cross-sectional study in pre- and postmenopausal women (EPIC-Oxford)
    P K Verkasalo
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford OX2 6HE, UK
    Nutr Cancer 40:79-86. 2001
    ..We conclude that soy milk intake does not change plasma concentrations of sex hormones in pre- or postmenopausal British women who consume soy milk as a part of their regular diet...
  4. ncbi request reprint Circulating levels of sex hormones and their relation to risk factors for breast cancer: a cross-sectional study in 1092 pre- and postmenopausal women (United Kingdom)
    P K Verkasalo
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, UK
    Cancer Causes Control 12:47-59. 2001
    ..To investigate the relationships between plasma concentrations of sex hormones and risk factors for breast cancer...
  5. ncbi request reprint Soya intake and plasma concentrations of daidzein and genistein: validity of dietary assessment among eighty British women (Oxford arm of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition)
    P K Verkasalo
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Br J Nutr 86:415-21. 2001
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  6. doi request reprint Fish consumption, omega-3 fatty acids, and environmental contaminants in relation to low-grade inflammation and early atherosclerosis
    A W Turunen
    Department of Environmental Health, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Neulaniementie 4, P O Box 95, FI 70210 KUOPIO, Finland
    Environ Res 120:43-54. 2013
    ..However, most fish contain environmental contaminants such as dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and methylmercury (MeHg) that may have adverse effects on cardiovascular health...
  7. ncbi request reprint Energy balance and cancer: the role of sex hormones
    T J Key
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, UK
    Proc Nutr Soc 60:81-9. 2001
    ..In men, increasing BMI has little effect on bioavailable androgen levels, and any effect of obesity on prostate cancer risk is small...
  8. ncbi request reprint Validation study of soya intake and plasma isoflavone levels among British women
    P K Verkasalo
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, University of Oxford, UK
    IARC Sci Publ 156:135-6. 2002
  9. doi request reprint Dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls, methyl mercury and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids as biomarkers of fish consumption
    A W Turunen
    Department of Environmental Health, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Kuopio, Finland
    Eur J Clin Nutr 64:313-23. 2010
    ..To assess biomarkers and frequency questions as measures of fish consumption...
  10. pmc Breast cancer risk in male twins: joint analyses of four twin cohorts in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the United States
    D C Whiteman
    ICRF General Practice Research Group, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Br J Cancer 83:1231-3. 2000
    ..16 expected based on national rates (standardized rate ratio 0.68, 95% confidence interval 0.34-1.22) and conclude that any adverse influence of in utero oestrogen exposure is likely to be small...
  11. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of breast cancer
    T J Key
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, UK
    Lancet Oncol 2:133-40. 2001
    ..Alcohol increases risk, whereas physical activity is probably protective. Mutations in certain genes greatly increase breast-cancer risk, but these account for a minority of cases...
  12. ncbi request reprint Stressful life events and risk of breast cancer in 10,808 women: a cohort study
    Kirsi Lillberg
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 157:415-23. 2003
    ..36, 95% CI: 1.00, 1.86) were all associated with increased risk of breast cancer. The findings suggest a role for life events in breast cancer etiology through hormonal or other mechanisms...
  13. doi request reprint Mortality in a cohort with high fish consumption
    Anu W Turunen
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Environmental Health, Kuopio, Finland
    Int J Epidemiol 37:1008-17. 2008
    ..Our aim was to assess the mortality of fishermen and fishermen's wives in Finland, presuming that the mortality reflects their high consumption of contaminated fish...
  14. doi request reprint Blood levels of organotin compounds and their relation to fish consumption in Finland
    Panu Rantakokko
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Environmental Health, P O Box 95, FIN 70701 Kuopio, Finland
    Sci Total Environ 399:90-5. 2008
    ..72-3.14). To the best of our knowledge, this study confirmed for the first time with human samples that fish consumption can be associated with triphenyltin concentration in whole blood...
  15. ncbi request reprint Co-twin control and cohort analyses of body mass index and height in relation to breast, prostate, ovarian, corpus uteri, colon and rectal cancer among Swedish and Finnish twins
    Ellen Lundqvist
    Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Cancer 121:810-8. 2007
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  16. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of life satisfaction, neuroticism and breast cancer risk (Finland)
    Kirsi Lillberg
    Department of Public Health, University of Turku, Finland
    Cancer Causes Control 13:191-8. 2002
    ..To prospectively investigate whether life satisfaction and neuroticism, two measures reflecting aspects of anxiety/depression, are related to risk of breast cancer...
  17. ncbi request reprint Does incidence of breast cancer and prostate cancer decrease with increasing degree of visual impairment
    Eero Pukkala
    Finnish Cancer Registry, Institute for Statistical and Epidemiological Cancer Research, Liisankatu 21B, Helsinki, FIN 00170, Finland
    Cancer Causes Control 17:573-6. 2006
    ..The major hypotheses are that melatonin may decrease risk of hormone-related cancers, particularly breast cancer, or even act as a potent antioxidant and thus have a protective effect against cancer development in general...
  18. ncbi request reprint Good outcome of teenage pregnancies in high-quality maternity care
    Kaisa Raatikainen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 16:157-61. 2006
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  19. ncbi request reprint No association of polymorphisms in CYP17, CYP19, and HSD17-B1 with plasma estradiol concentrations in 1,090 British women
    Ruth C Travis
    Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford OX2 6HE, United Kingdom
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:2282-4. 2004
  20. ncbi request reprint Personality characteristics and the risk of breast cancer: a prospective cohort study
    Kirsi Lillberg
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 100:361-6. 2002
    ..In conclusion, our data do not support the existence of an important role for personality in the aetiology of breast cancer. These findings are reassuring to those who have believed the contrary...
  21. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for breast cancer at young ages in twins: an international population-based study
    Anthony J Swerdlow
    Section of Epidemiology, Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, UK
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:1238-46. 2002
    ..Comparison of risk factor levels between affected probands and unaffected twins in twin pairs can provide a unique method to investigate risk factors that act in early life...
  22. ncbi request reprint Improving the efficiency of nested case-control studies of interaction by selecting controls using counter matching on exposure
    John B Cologne
    Departments of Radiobiology Molecular Epidemiology, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima, Japan
    Int J Epidemiol 33:485-92. 2004
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