P Oja

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Affiliation: University of Tampere
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Dose response between total volume of physical activity and health and fitness
    P Oja
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 33:S428-37; discussion S452-3. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Daily walking and cycling to work: their utility as health-enhancing physical activity
    P Oja
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Patient Educ Couns 33:S87-94. 1998
  3. ncbi request reprint Walking trials in postmenopausal women: effect of low doses of exercise and exercise fractionization on coronary risk factors
    T M Asikainen
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 13:284-92. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Bone mineral density in female athletes representing sports with different loading characteristics of the skeleton
    A Heinonen
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Bone 17:197-203. 1995
  5. ncbi request reprint Disproportionate, age-related bone loss in long bone ends: a structural analysis based on dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry
    H Sievanen
    UKK Institute, Tampere, Finland
    Osteoporos Int 10:295-302. 1999
  6. ncbi request reprint Randomised controlled trial of effect of high-impact exercise on selected risk factors for osteoporotic fractures
    A Heinonen
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Lancet 348:1343-7. 1996
  7. ncbi request reprint Maintenance of body weight, physical activity and calcium intake helps preserve bone mass in elderly women
    K Uusi-Rasi
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, PO Box 30, FIN 33501 Tampere, Finland
    Osteoporos Int 12:373-9. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Bone mineral density of visually handicapped women
    K Uusi-Rasi
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Clin Physiol 21:498-503. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Body mass index, physical inactivity and low level of physical fitness as determinants of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality--16 y follow-up of middle-aged and elderly men and women
    N Haapanen-Niemi
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:1465-74. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Changes in bone mineral content with decreased training in competitive young adult tennis players and controls: a prospective 4-yr follow-up
    S Kontulainen
    The Bone Research Group, UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 31:646-52. 1999

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  1. ncbi request reprint Dose response between total volume of physical activity and health and fitness
    P Oja
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 33:S428-37; discussion S452-3. 2001
    ..Studies published in 1990s were evaluated for the possible dose response between the total volume of physical activity and the fitness and health outcomes, and for the characteristics of the dose response relations...
  2. ncbi request reprint Daily walking and cycling to work: their utility as health-enhancing physical activity
    P Oja
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Patient Educ Couns 33:S87-94. 1998
    ..These experiences suggest that physically active commuting to work offers substantial potential as a health-enhancing measure for working-age population...
  3. ncbi request reprint Walking trials in postmenopausal women: effect of low doses of exercise and exercise fractionization on coronary risk factors
    T M Asikainen
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 13:284-92. 2003
    ..This exercise dose is probably close to the minimum to affect coronary risk factors in healthy postmenopausal women. To get a more pronounced and clinically relevant effect, a greater exercise dose is needed...
  4. ncbi request reprint Bone mineral density in female athletes representing sports with different loading characteristics of the skeleton
    A Heinonen
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Bone 17:197-203. 1995
    ..The results support the concept that training, including high strain rates in versatile movements and high peak forces, is more effective in bone formation than training with a large number of low-force repetitions...
  5. ncbi request reprint Disproportionate, age-related bone loss in long bone ends: a structural analysis based on dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry
    H Sievanen
    UKK Institute, Tampere, Finland
    Osteoporos Int 10:295-302. 1999
    ..Not only the local differences in bone composition but also the biomechanical aspects are important factors underlying these apparent changes in CSA at the studied skeletal sites...
  6. ncbi request reprint Randomised controlled trial of effect of high-impact exercise on selected risk factors for osteoporotic fractures
    A Heinonen
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Lancet 348:1343-7. 1996
    ..The purpose of this randomised controlled study was to evaluate, in premenopausal women, the effects of high-impact loading on several determinants osteoporotic fractures...
  7. ncbi request reprint Maintenance of body weight, physical activity and calcium intake helps preserve bone mass in elderly women
    K Uusi-Rasi
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, PO Box 30, FIN 33501 Tampere, Finland
    Osteoporos Int 12:373-9. 2001
    ..4% to 4.0%), respectively. Decreased body weight was associated with higher bone loss in all measured bone sites. High calcium intake and better preservation of physical fitness were associated with a smaller decrease in femoral neck BMC...
  8. ncbi request reprint Bone mineral density of visually handicapped women
    K Uusi-Rasi
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Clin Physiol 21:498-503. 2001
    ..3 (-0.9 to 0.3) for the femoral neck and 0 (-0.7 to 0.7) for the trochanter. Visual handicap seems to be a risk for lower BMD of the weight-bearing proximal femur, but not for lower BMD of the non-weight-bearing distal radius...
  9. ncbi request reprint Body mass index, physical inactivity and low level of physical fitness as determinants of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality--16 y follow-up of middle-aged and elderly men and women
    N Haapanen-Niemi
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:1465-74. 2000
    ..To investigate the independent associations and the possible interaction of body mass index (BMI), leisure time physical activity (LTPA) and perceived physical fitness and functional capability with the risk of mortality...
  10. ncbi request reprint Changes in bone mineral content with decreased training in competitive young adult tennis players and controls: a prospective 4-yr follow-up
    S Kontulainen
    The Bone Research Group, UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 31:646-52. 1999
    ..in the playing-to-nonplaying arm differences in bone mineral content (BMC) and answer two questions: 1) Are training induced bone gains lost with decreased training? and 2) Are the possible bone changes related to the changes in training?..
  11. pmc The impact of smoking, alcohol consumption, and physical activity on use of hospital services
    N Haapanen-Niemi
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Am J Public Health 89:691-8. 1999
    ..This study investigated the associations of smoking, excess alcohol consumption, and physical inactivity with the use of hospital care...
  12. ncbi request reprint Health-related fitness test battery for middle-aged adults: associations with physical activity patterns
    J H Suni
    The Urho Kaleva Kekkonen, Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Int J Sports Med 20:183-91. 1999
    ..Five of the nine fitness tests demonstrated plausible associations with PA patterns among adults suggesting activity-related validity. An exercise intervention study is needed to evaluate the sensitivity of the tests to fitness changes...
  13. ncbi request reprint High-impact exercise and bones of growing girls: a 9-month controlled trial
    A Heinonen
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Osteoporos Int 11:1010-7. 2000
    ..In other words, exercise seemed more beneficial for additional bone mineral acquisition before menarche (i.e., during the growth spurt) rather than after it...
  14. ncbi request reprint Assessment of energy expenditure in overweight women
    M Fogelholm
    UKK Institute, Tampere, Finland
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 30:1191-7. 1998
    ..To compare field measures of average daily energy expenditure (ADEE) against criterion data by the doubly labeled water method (DLW) in overweight women...
  15. ncbi request reprint Good maintenance of exercise-induced bone gain with decreased training of female tennis and squash players: a prospective 5-year follow-up study of young and old starters and controls
    S Kontulainen
    The Bone Research Group, UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    J Bone Miner Res 16:195-201. 2001
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  16. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting the relation between heart rate and energy expenditure during exercise
    H Hilloskorpi
    The Urho Kavela Kekkonen Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Int J Sports Med 20:438-43. 1999
    ..2)% and 6.2 (SD 19.3)% in the first model and by 17.9 (SD 22.7)% and 6.6 (SD 19.8)% in the second during the steady-state exercise. It was concluded that at least gender and body weight should be included when HR is used to predict AEE...
  17. ncbi request reprint How to develop local physical activity promotion programmes with national support: the Finnish experience
    I Vuori
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Patient Educ Couns 33:S111-9. 1998
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  18. ncbi request reprint Circulating oxidized low-density lipoprotein and common carotid artery intima-media thickness in a random sample of middle-aged men
    S Metso
    Department of Internal Medicine, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
    J Biomed Sci 11:356-61. 2004
    ..014) showed an independent association with IMT (R(2) = 0.10, p < 0.001). Our results show that oxLDL measured directly from plasma is independently associated with subclinical carotid artery atherosclerosis in middle-aged men...
  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. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular effects of Atenolol, scopolamine and their combination on healthy men in Finnish sauna baths
    K Kukkonen-Harjula
    President Urho Kaleva Kekkonen Institute for Health Promotion Research UKK Institute, Tampere, Finland
    Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol 69:10-5. 1994
    ..A small oral dose of Scopolamine alone or in combination with Atenolol produced no marked cardiovascular strain in healthy men during a sauna bath...
  21. ncbi request reprint Comparison of bicycle, heavy isometric, dipyridamole-atropine and dobutamine stress echocardiography for diagnosis of myocardial ischemia
    A Loimaala
    UKK Institute, Tampere, Finland
    Am J Cardiol 84:1396-400. 1999
    ..Heavy isometric SE is inaccurate...
  22. ncbi request reprint How to understand a community--community assessment for the promotion of health-related physical activity
    O Paronen
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Patient Educ Couns 33:S25-8. 1998
    ..This information can be used for programme planning, implementation, and evaluation in the process of community development...
  23. pmc Improved functional status in 16 years of follow up of middle aged and elderly men and women in north eastern Finland
    J J Malmberg
    The Urho Kaleva Kekkonen Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:905-12. 2002
    ..To investigate age, period, and cohort effects on functional status...
  24. ncbi request reprint Does previous participation in high-impact training result in residual bone gain in growing girls? One year follow-up of a 9-month jumping intervention
    S A Kontulainen
    The Bone Research Group, UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Int J Sports Med 23:575-81. 2002
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  25. ncbi request reprint Walking trials in postmenopausal women: effect of one vs two daily bouts on aerobic fitness
    T M Asikainen
    Urho Kaleva Kekkonen Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 12:99-105. 2002
    ..The net fat% change was -2.1% (95% CI-2.7, -1.4) in Group S1 and -1.7% (95% CI-2.3, -1.0) in Group S2. Exercise improved the maximal aerobic power and body composition equally when walking was performed in one or two daily bouts...
  26. ncbi request reprint Association of physical activity and calcium intake with the maintenance of bone mass in premenopausal women
    K Uusi-Rasi
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Osteoporos Int 13:211-7. 2002
    ..In addition, a long duration of breast feeding was associated with a higher rate of bone loss from the distal radius...
  27. ncbi request reprint Test-retest reproducibility and inter-rater reliability of a motor skill test battery for adults
    M B Rinne
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Int J Sports Med 22:192-200. 2001
    ..These tests provide reliable alternatives for assessing basic motor skills of non-sporting adults in the context of physical activity promotion...
  28. ncbi request reprint Site-specific skeletal response to long-term weight training seems to be attributable to principal loading modality: a pQCT study of female weightlifters
    A Heinonen
    Bone Research Group, UKK Institute, Tampere, Finland
    Calcif Tissue Int 70:469-74. 2002
    ..g., distal femur), a denser trabecular structure (more load-carrying area) may be sufficient and any substantial enlargement in bone size may not be necessary...
  29. doi request reprint Health benefits of cycling: a systematic review
    P Oja
    UKK Institute, Tampere, Finland
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 21:496-509. 2011
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  30. ncbi request reprint Relationship between high-density lipoprotein paraoxonase gene M/L55 polymorphism and carotid atherosclerosis differs in smoking and nonsmoking men
    R Malin
    Centre for Laboratory Medicine, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
    Metabolism 50:1095-101. 2001
    ..The reverse effect in smokers implies that the ability of PON to protect against CAAD is influenced by cigarette smoking. The efficiency of this inhibition probably depends on the PON M/L55 genotype...