U Kujala

Summary

Affiliation: University of Helsinki
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Relationship between local perfusion and FFA uptake in human skeletal muscle-no effect of increased physical activity and aerobic fitness
    Jarna C Hannukainen
    Turku PET Centre, FIN 20521 Turku, Finland
    J Appl Physiol 101:1303-11. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Relationship of leisure-time physical activity and mortality: the Finnish twin cohort
    U M Kujala
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine, Helsinki, Finland
    JAMA 279:440-4. 1998
  3. ncbi request reprint Modifiable risk factors as predictors of all-cause mortality: the roles of genetics and childhood environment
    Urho M Kujala
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 156:985-93. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Use of medications and dietary supplements in later years among male former top-level athletes
    Urho M Kujala
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 17E Töölö Sports Hall, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Intern Med 163:1064-8. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and osteoporotic hip fracture risk in men
    U M Kujala
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Intern Med 160:705-8. 2000
  6. pmc Prolonged low-back pain in young athletes: a prospective case series study of findings and prognosis
    U M Kujala
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Mannerheimintie 17 Töölö Sports Hall, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Spine J 8:480-4. 1999
  7. pmc Future hospital care in a population-based series of twin pairs discordant for physical activity behavior
    U M Kujala
    University of Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Public Health 89:1869-72. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint Joint-specific twin and familial aggregation of recalled physician diagnosed osteoarthritis
    U M Kujala
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Twin Res 2:196-202. 1999
  9. ncbi request reprint Hypertension in master endurance athletes
    M Hernelahti
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Hypertens 16:1573-7. 1998
  10. pmc Natural selection to sports, later physical activity habits, and coronary heart disease
    U M Kujala
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Sports Med 34:445-9. 2000

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Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Relationship between local perfusion and FFA uptake in human skeletal muscle-no effect of increased physical activity and aerobic fitness
    Jarna C Hannukainen
    Turku PET Centre, FIN 20521 Turku, Finland
    J Appl Physiol 101:1303-11. 2006
    ..Thus it seems that the genetic influence is more important to determine the heterogeneity of perfusion and FFA uptake in skeletal muscle than exercise training...
  2. ncbi request reprint Relationship of leisure-time physical activity and mortality: the Finnish twin cohort
    U M Kujala
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine, Helsinki, Finland
    JAMA 279:440-4. 1998
    ..Physical activity and fitness are believed to reduce premature mortality, but whether genetic factors modify this effect is not known...
  3. ncbi request reprint Modifiable risk factors as predictors of all-cause mortality: the roles of genetics and childhood environment
    Urho M Kujala
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 156:985-93. 2002
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Use of medications and dietary supplements in later years among male former top-level athletes
    Urho M Kujala
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 17E Töölö Sports Hall, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Intern Med 163:1064-8. 2003
    ..The association between sports participation and later need of medications and dietary supplements is unknown...
  5. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and osteoporotic hip fracture risk in men
    U M Kujala
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Intern Med 160:705-8. 2000
    ..Physical activity has been related to reduced risk of osteoporotic hip fractures, but the evidence among men is weak...
  6. pmc Prolonged low-back pain in young athletes: a prospective case series study of findings and prognosis
    U M Kujala
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Mannerheimintie 17 Töölö Sports Hall, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Spine J 8:480-4. 1999
    ..A knowledge of anatomic abnormalities may help in tailoring training programmes and avoiding the progression of changes during growth. Simple restriction of painful activities usually leads to good recovery...
  7. pmc Future hospital care in a population-based series of twin pairs discordant for physical activity behavior
    U M Kujala
    University of Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Public Health 89:1869-72. 1999
    ..This study investigated the association between physical activity behavior and morbidity, taking into account genetic selection...
  8. ncbi request reprint Joint-specific twin and familial aggregation of recalled physician diagnosed osteoarthritis
    U M Kujala
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Twin Res 2:196-202. 1999
    ..Based on our joint-specific data finger and knee joints are the most optimal targets for studies of genetic factors predisposing to the development of OA...
  9. ncbi request reprint Hypertension in master endurance athletes
    M Hernelahti
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Hypertens 16:1573-7. 1998
    ..To determine whether long-term very vigorous endurance training prevents hypertension...
  10. pmc Natural selection to sports, later physical activity habits, and coronary heart disease
    U M Kujala
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Sports Med 34:445-9. 2000
    ..To investigate the associations between natural selection to sports at a young age, continuity of physical activity, and occurrence of coronary heart disease...
  11. ncbi request reprint Influence of physical activity on depression and anxiety of former elite athletes
    H Bäckmand
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Sports Med 24:609-19. 2003
    ..Very high physical activity has a significant protective effect against depression...
  12. ncbi request reprint Predictors of weight change in middle-aged and old men
    M Fogelholm
    Palmenia Centre for Research and Continuing Education, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Obes Res 8:367-73. 2000
    ..Studies on weight change and mortality have yielded inconclusive results. This 10-year prospective study was undertaken to improve understanding of factors affecting weight change...
  13. ncbi request reprint Personality and mood of former elite male athletes--a descriptive study
    H Bäckmand
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Sports Med 22:215-21. 2001
    ..Bearing in mind the limitations of the study subjects, it is concluded that former athletes differ from nonathletes in some personality characteristics and depression...
  14. pmc Genome scan for predisposing loci for distal interphalangeal joint osteoarthritis: evidence for a locus on 2q
    J Leppävuori
    Department of Human Molecular Genetics, National Public Health Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Hum Genet 65:1060-7. 1999
    ..Three additional chromosomal regions-4q26-q27, 7p15-p21, and Xcen-also provided some evidence for linkage, and further analyses would be justified to clarify their potential involvement in the genetic predisposition to DIP OA...
  15. doi request reprint Cumulative incidence of shoulder region tendon injuries in male former elite athletes
    J A Kettunen
    ORTON Orthopaedic Hospital ORTON Foundation ARCADA University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Sports Med 32:451-4. 2011
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  16. pmc Associations of health related behaviour, social relationships, and health status with persistent physical activity and inactivity: a study of Finnish adolescent twins
    M Aarnio
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Sports Med 36:360-4. 2002
    ..To examine the association between leisure time physical activity over a three year period and health related behaviour, social relationships, and health status in late adolescence as part of a nationwide longitudinal study...
  17. ncbi request reprint Growth, dietary intake, and trace element status in pubescent athletes and schoolchildren
    M Fogelholm
    University of Helsinki, Palmenia Centre for Research and Continuing Education, Lahti, Finland
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 32:738-46. 2000
    ..To examine interactions between club-level sports training, dietary intake, and nutritional status during puberty...
  18. ncbi request reprint Increased premature mortality of competitive powerlifters suspected to have used anabolic agents
    M Pärssinen
    National Public Health Institute, Laboratory of Substance Abuse, Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Sports Med 21:225-7. 2000
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  19. ncbi request reprint Reduced oxidized low-density lipoprotein after weight reduction in obese premenopausal women
    T Vasankari
    Sports Medical Research Unit, Paavo Nurmi Center, Finland, and The Finnish Sports Institute, Viermäki, Finland
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25:205-11. 2001
    ..Several studies support the hypothesis that oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) promotes atherogenesis. Obesity is one of the risk factors of atherosclerosis, but it is not known whether obesity is related to LDL oxidation...
  20. pmc Increased physical activity decreases hepatic free fatty acid uptake: a study in human monozygotic twins
    Jarna C Hannukainen
    Turku PET Centre, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    J Physiol 578:347-58. 2007
    ..Further, increased physical activity together with decreased intra-abdominal adiposity seems to decrease hepatic FFA uptake but has no effects on skeletal muscle or myocardial FFA uptake...
  21. pmc Physical activity in adolescence and smoking in young adulthood: a prospective twin cohort study
    Urho M Kujala
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Addiction 102:1151-7. 2007
    ..To control for familial confounds, we studied the association between adolescent physical activity and later smoking in twin siblings discordant for their baseline physical activity...
  22. pmc Physical inactivity and obesity: a vicious circle
    Kirsi H Pietiläinen
    Obesity Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:409-14. 2008
    ..Physical activity (PA) begins to decline in adolescence with a concomitant increase in weight. We hypothesized that a vicious circle may arise between decreasing PA and weight gain from adolescence to early adulthood...
  23. doi request reprint Body fat and mobility are explained by common genetic and environmental influences in older women
    Alfredo Ortega-Alonso
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1616-21. 2008
    ..This result suggests that the identification of genetic variants for body fat metabolism may also provide understanding of the development of mobility limitations in older women...
  24. doi request reprint Genetics of maximal walking speed and skeletal muscle characteristics in older women
    Kristina M Tiainen
    The Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Gerontology, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Twin Res Hum Genet 11:321-34. 2008
    ..The present study was the first genome-wide linkage analysis to be conducted for these multifactorial and clinically important phenotypes underlying functional independence in older women...
  25. ncbi request reprint Physical and psychological functioning of daily living in relation to physical activity. A longitudinal study among former elite male athletes and controls
    Heli Bäckmand
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Aging Clin Exp Res 18:40-9. 2006
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Relative roles of heredity and physical activity in adolescence and adulthood on blood pressure
    Miika Hernelahti
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    J Appl Physiol 97:1046-52. 2004
    ..The association between aerobic exercise in adolescence and low diastolic BP in adulthood is a new finding, as is the observation that the factors partly share the same genes...
  27. pmc Muscle fiber-type distribution predicts weight gain and unfavorable left ventricular geometry: a 19 year follow-up study
    Jouko Karjalainen
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 6:2. 2006
    ..Cross-sectional studies have associated low percentage of type-I fibers (type-I%) with many cardiovascular risk factors...
  28. ncbi request reprint Essay: Does training adversely affect long-term health?
    Urho M Kujala
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, PO Box 35 LL, FIN 40014, Finland Jyväskylä, Finland
    Lancet 366:S55-6. 2005
  29. ncbi request reprint Muscle fiber-type distribution as a predictor of blood pressure: a 19-year follow-up study
    Miika Hernelahti
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Hypertension 45:1019-23. 2005
    ..A high proportion of type I fibers in skeletal muscle is an independent predictor of low blood pressure and explains part of the known association between high levels of physical activity and low blood pressure...
  30. ncbi request reprint Cardiac structure and function in monozygotic twin pairs discordant for physical fitness
    Jarna C Hannukainen
    Turku PET Centre, Department of Biostatics, University of Turku, PO Box 52, FIN 20521 Turku, Finland
    J Appl Physiol 99:535-41. 2005
    ..Electrocardiographic changes were suggestive of left ventricular hypertrophy, and echocardiography showed a similar but statistically nonsignificant trend...
  31. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of chronic disease in former top-level athletes. Predominance of benefits, risks or selection effects?
    Urho M Kujala
    Unit for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Sports Med 33:553-61. 2003
    ..Given the nature of the available data, the possible health consequences of recent changes in different characteristics of sports, such as training practices, professionalism and use of doping, cannot be properly predicted...
  32. doi request reprint Leisure time physical activity in individuals with screen-detected type 2 diabetes compared to those with known type 2 diabetes
    Jaana Karjalainen
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 81:110-6. 2008
    ..To investigate whether leisure time physical activity (LTPA) characteristics differ between individuals with previously undiagnosed (screen-detected) and those with previously diagnosed (known) type 2 diabetes...
  33. ncbi request reprint Exercise therapy for people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
    Jyrki A Kettunen
    ORTON Orthopaedic Hospital, Invalid Foundation, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 14:138-42. 2004
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  34. ncbi request reprint Health of master track and field athletes: a 16-year follow-up study
    Jyrki A Kettunen
    ORTON Orthopaedic Hospital, Invalid Foundation, and Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Clin J Sport Med 16:142-8. 2006
    ..To study different aspects of health in master athletes...
  35. ncbi request reprint Cumulative incidence of achilles tendon rupture and tendinopathy in male former elite athletes
    Urho M Kujala
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Clin J Sport Med 15:133-5. 2005
    ..To study the cumulative incidence of Achilles tendon rupture and tendinopathy among former top-level athletes...