Harri Hemilä

Summary

Affiliation: University of Helsinki
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. pmc Modification of the effect of vitamin E supplementation on the mortality of male smokers by age and dietary vitamin C
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 169:946-53. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Vitamin E may affect the life expectancy of men, depending on dietary vitamin C intake and smoking
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Age Ageing 40:215-20. 2011
  3. pmc Zinc lozenges may shorten the duration of colds: a systematic review
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Open Respir Med J 5:51-8. 2011
  4. pmc Subgroup analysis of large trials can guide further research: a case study of vitamin E and pneumonia
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Clin Epidemiol 3:51-9. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Vitamin C for preventing and treating the common cold
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, POB 41, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1:CD000980. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Zinc lozenges may shorten common cold duration
    Harri Hemilä
    Expert Rev Respir Med 6:253-4. 2012
  7. pmc Vitamin C and asthma in children: modification of the effect by age, exposure to dampness and the severity of asthma
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Clin Transl Allergy 1:9. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Vitamin C and acute respiratory infections
    H Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 3:756-61. 1999
  9. pmc Vitamin E supplementation and pneumonia risk in males who initiated smoking at an early age: effect modification by body weight and dietary vitamin C
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Nutr J 7:33. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Vitamin E supplementation may transiently increase tuberculosis risk in males who smoke heavily and have high dietary vitamin C intake
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 172, POB 41, Helsinki FIN 00014, Finland
    Br J Nutr 100:896-902. 2008

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. pmc Modification of the effect of vitamin E supplementation on the mortality of male smokers by age and dietary vitamin C
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 169:946-53. 2009
    ..This study provides strong evidence that the effect of vitamin E supplementation on mortality varies between different population groups. Further study is needed to confirm this heterogeneity...
  2. doi request reprint Vitamin E may affect the life expectancy of men, depending on dietary vitamin C intake and smoking
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Age Ageing 40:215-20. 2011
    ..antioxidants might protect against oxidative stress, which has been suggested as a cause of aging...
  3. pmc Zinc lozenges may shorten the duration of colds: a systematic review
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Open Respir Med J 5:51-8. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine whether the total daily dose of zinc might explain part of the variation in the results...
  4. pmc Subgroup analysis of large trials can guide further research: a case study of vitamin E and pneumonia
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Clin Epidemiol 3:51-9. 2011
    ..Biology is complex and the effects of many interventions may vary between population groups. Subgroup analysis can give estimates for specific populations, but trials are usually too small for such analyses...
  5. doi request reprint Vitamin C for preventing and treating the common cold
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, POB 41, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1:CD000980. 2013
    ..Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) for preventing and treating the common cold has been a subject of controversy for 70 years...
  6. ncbi request reprint Zinc lozenges may shorten common cold duration
    Harri Hemilä
    Expert Rev Respir Med 6:253-4. 2012
  7. pmc Vitamin C and asthma in children: modification of the effect by age, exposure to dampness and the severity of asthma
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Clin Transl Allergy 1:9. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  8. ncbi request reprint Vitamin C and acute respiratory infections
    H Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 3:756-61. 1999
    ..Further carefully designed trials are needed to explore the effects of vitamin C...
  9. pmc Vitamin E supplementation and pneumonia risk in males who initiated smoking at an early age: effect modification by body weight and dietary vitamin C
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Nutr J 7:33. 2008
    ..In this study, we explored the modification of vitamin E effect by body weight, because the same dose could lead to a greater effect in participants with low body weight...
  10. doi request reprint Vitamin E supplementation may transiently increase tuberculosis risk in males who smoke heavily and have high dietary vitamin C intake
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 172, POB 41, Helsinki FIN 00014, Finland
    Br J Nutr 100:896-902. 2008
    ....
  11. pmc Vitamin C may affect lung infections
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, University of Helsinki, FIN 00014, Finland
    J R Soc Med 100:495-8. 2007
  12. ncbi request reprint The effect of vitamin E on common cold incidence is modified by age, smoking and residential neighborhood
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, POB 41, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FIN 00014, Finland
    J Am Coll Nutr 25:332-9. 2006
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and the risk of pneumonia in male smokers administered vitamin E and beta-carotene
    H Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Sports Med 27:336-41. 2006
    ..The finding that vitamin E reduced the risk of pneumonia in persons carrying out leisure-time exercise warrants further study...
  14. ncbi request reprint Vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene in relation to common cold incidence in male smokers
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, Universityof Helsinki, Finland
    Epidemiology 13:32-7. 2002
    ..72; 95% CI = 0.62-0.83). In this male smoking population, vitamins C and E and beta-carotene had no overall association with the incidence of common cold episodes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Vitamin E and beta-carotene supplementation and hospital-treated pneumonia incidence in male smokers
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FIN 00014 Finland
    Chest 125:557-65. 2004
    ..Vitamin E and beta-carotene affect various measures of immune function and accordingly might influence the predisposition of humans to infections. However, only few controlled trials have tested this hypothesis...
  16. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and the common cold in men administered vitamin E and beta-carotene
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 35:1815-20. 2003
    ..We evaluated whether physical activity at work, or at leisure, is associated with the risk of the common cold, and whether the antioxidants vitamin E and beta-carotene affect common cold risk in physically active people...
  17. ncbi request reprint [Evidence-based medicine good employee but bad employer]
    Pekka Louhiala
    Helsingin yliopiston kansanterveystieteen laitos, Helsingin yliopisto
    Duodecim 121:1317-25. 2005
  18. ncbi request reprint Vitamin C supplementation and respiratory infections: a systematic review
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Mil Med 169:920-5. 2004
    ..The large number of positive findings seems to warrant further consideration of the role of vitamin C in respiratory infections, particularly in military recruits...
  19. doi request reprint Vitamin C for preventing and treating pneumonia
    Harri Hemilä
    Department of Public Health, POB 41, University of Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 172, Helsinki, Finland, FIN 00014
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 8:CD005532. 2013
    ..Pneumonia is one of the most common serious infections, causing two million deaths annually among young children in low-income countries. In high-income countries pneumonia is most significantly a problem of the elderly...