Genomes and Genes


Olli Jaakkola


Affiliation: University of Tampere
Country: Finland


  1. Kananen L, Marttila S, Nevalainen T, Jylhävä J, Mononen N, Kähönen M, et al. Aging-associated DNA methylation changes in middle-aged individuals: the Young Finns study. BMC Genomics. 2016;17:103 pubmed publisher
    ..We speculate that the a-CpGs identified here in a population with a narrow age-range represent clock-like changes, as they showed concordant methylation behavior in population spanning whole adulthood as well. ..
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    Lehtimaki T, Hemminki J, Rontu R, Mikkilä V, Räsänen L, Laaksonen M, et al. The effects of adult-type hypolactasia on body height growth and dietary calcium intake from childhood into young adulthood: a 21-year follow-up study--the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study. Pediatrics. 2006;118:1553-9 pubmed
    ..However, it contributed significantly to milk product consumption and dietary calcium intake from childhood into young adulthood. ..
  3. Amin V, Böckerman P, Viinikainen J, Smart M, Bao Y, Kumari M, et al. Gene-environment interactions between education and body mass: Evidence from the UK and Finland. Soc Sci Med. 2017;195:12-16 pubmed publisher
    ..The estimates show that education is negatively associated with BMI and overweightness, and genetic risk is positively associated. However, the interactions between education and genetic risk are small and statistically insignificant. ..