Kirsti Uusi-Rasi

Summary

Affiliation: University of Tampere
Country: Finland

Publications

  1. pmc Is childhood obesity associated with bone density and strength in adulthood?
    Kirsti Uusi-Rasi
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Bone Research Group, Tampere, P O Box 30, 33501 Tampere, Finland
    J Osteoporos 2010:904806. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Improved femoral neck BMD in older Finnish women between 2002 and 2010
    Kirsti Uusi-Rasi
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Maturitas 75:241-5. 2013
  3. pmc Study protocol for prevention of falls: a randomized controlled trial of effects of vitamin D and exercise on falls prevention
    Kirsti Uusi-Rasi
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, PO Box 30, FI 33501 Tampere, Finland
    BMC Geriatr 12:12. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Overweight in childhood and bone density and size in adulthood
    K Uusi-Rasi
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, P O Box 30, 33501 Tampere, Finland
    Osteoporos Int 23:1453-61. 2012
  5. pmc Targeted exercise against osteoporosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis for optimising bone strength throughout life
    Riku Nikander
    Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Western Hospital, Australia
    BMC Med 8:47. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Determinants of changes in bone mass and femoral neck structure, and physical performance after menopause: a 9-year follow-up of initially peri-menopausal women
    Kirsti Uusi-Rasi
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, P O Box 30, 33501, Tampere, Finland
    Osteoporos Int 16:616-22. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Three-month weight reduction does not compromise bone strength in obese premenopausal women
    Kirsti Uusi-Rasi
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Bone 46:1286-93. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Influence of weight reduction on muscle performance and bone mass, structure and metabolism in obese premenopausal women
    K Uusi-Rasi
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, P O Box 30, Tampere FI 33501, Finland
    J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact 9:72-80. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of alendronate and exercise on bone and physical performance of postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled trial
    K Uusi-Rasi
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, 33501 Tampere, Finland
    Bone 33:132-43. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Associations of hormone replacement therapy with bone structure and physical performance among postmenopausal women
    K Uusi-Rasi
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, FIN 33501 Tampere, Finland
    Bone 32:704-10. 2003

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. pmc Is childhood obesity associated with bone density and strength in adulthood?
    Kirsti Uusi-Rasi
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Bone Research Group, Tampere, P O Box 30, 33501 Tampere, Finland
    J Osteoporos 2010:904806. 2010
    ..Current preliminary observations bring up an interesting question whether childhood obesity can result in denser trabecular bone in adulthood. However, prudence must be exercised in the statistical adjustment...
  2. doi request reprint Improved femoral neck BMD in older Finnish women between 2002 and 2010
    Kirsti Uusi-Rasi
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Maturitas 75:241-5. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate differences in femoral neck BMD between older Finnish women born about a decade apart...
  3. pmc Study protocol for prevention of falls: a randomized controlled trial of effects of vitamin D and exercise on falls prevention
    Kirsti Uusi-Rasi
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, PO Box 30, FI 33501 Tampere, Finland
    BMC Geriatr 12:12. 2012
    ..Balance represents a complex motor skill determined by reaction time, muscle strength, and speed and coordination of movement...
  4. doi request reprint Overweight in childhood and bone density and size in adulthood
    K Uusi-Rasi
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, P O Box 30, 33501 Tampere, Finland
    Osteoporos Int 23:1453-61. 2012
    ..Childhood overweight was associated with larger cross-sections at long bones in both sexes. Excess weight in childhood may also lead to higher trabecular density in females and somewhat lower cortical density in men...
  5. pmc Targeted exercise against osteoporosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis for optimising bone strength throughout life
    Riku Nikander
    Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Western Hospital, Australia
    BMC Med 8:47. 2010
    ..The primary purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the effects of long-term supervised exercise (> or =6 months) on estimates of lower-extremity bone strength from childhood to older age...
  6. ncbi request reprint Determinants of changes in bone mass and femoral neck structure, and physical performance after menopause: a 9-year follow-up of initially peri-menopausal women
    Kirsti Uusi-Rasi
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, P O Box 30, 33501, Tampere, Finland
    Osteoporos Int 16:616-22. 2005
    ..However, HRT had no effect on physical fitness, which is highly associated with the risk of falling, the most important cause of fractures...
  7. doi request reprint Three-month weight reduction does not compromise bone strength in obese premenopausal women
    Kirsti Uusi-Rasi
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Bone 46:1286-93. 2010
    ..These results indicate that in obese premenopausal women, 3-month weight reduction resulted in increased bone turnover but was not deleterious for bone mass or strength at 3 months or after 9-month weight maintenance...
  8. ncbi request reprint Influence of weight reduction on muscle performance and bone mass, structure and metabolism in obese premenopausal women
    K Uusi-Rasi
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, P O Box 30, Tampere FI 33501, Finland
    J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact 9:72-80. 2009
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  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of alendronate and exercise on bone and physical performance of postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled trial
    K Uusi-Rasi
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, 33501 Tampere, Finland
    Bone 33:132-43. 2003
    ..Together alendronate and exercise may effectively decrease the risk of osteoporotic fractures...
  10. ncbi request reprint Associations of hormone replacement therapy with bone structure and physical performance among postmenopausal women
    K Uusi-Rasi
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, FIN 33501 Tampere, Finland
    Bone 32:704-10. 2003
    ..HRT may offer protection against bone loss and maintain bone strength, although its ability to improve physical performance is not evident...
  11. doi request reprint Influence of calcium intake and physical activity on proximal femur bone mass and structure among pre- and postmenopausal women. A 10-year prospective study
    Kirsti Uusi-Rasi
    The UKK Institute, P O Box 30, 33501 Tampere, Finland
    Calcif Tissue Int 82:171-81. 2008
    ..High calcium intake seemed to slow the decline in trochanter BMC in premenopausal women, while high physical activity was beneficial for proximal femur, particularly among older women...
  12. ncbi request reprint Age-related decline in trabecular and cortical density: a 5-year peripheral quantitative computed tomography follow-up study of pre- and postmenopausal women
    Kirsti Uusi-Rasi
    The Bone Research Group, UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Kaupinpuistonkatu 1, Tampere, Finland
    Calcif Tissue Int 81:249-53. 2007
    ..In conclusion, volumetric TrD in the weight-bearing tibia and non-weight-bearing radius showed similar age-related declines among pre- and postmenopausal women, while the decline in CoD was greater among postmenopausal women...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effect of discontinuation of alendronate treatment and exercise on bone mass and physical fitness: 15-month follow-up of a randomized, controlled trial
    Kirsti Uusi-Rasi
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, FIN 33501 Tampere, Finland
    Bone 35:799-805. 2004
    ..Based on these results, it was evident that to maintain the benefits of alendronate or exercise, therapy should be continued...
  14. doi request reprint Association of the FTO and ADRB2 genes with body composition and fat distribution in obese women
    Anne Rauhio
    Fimlab Laboratories Ltd, Tampere, Finland
    Maturitas 76:165-71. 2013
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  15. ncbi request reprint Effects of exercise on health-related quality of life and fear of falling in home-dwelling older women
    Saija Karinkanta
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    J Aging Phys Act 20:198-214. 2012
    ..This modest result may be partly because of insufficient responsiveness of the assessment instruments used...
  16. ncbi request reprint Loading modalities and bone structures at nonweight-bearing upper extremity and weight-bearing lower extremity: a pQCT study of adult female athletes
    Riku Nikander
    Bone Research Group, UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Bone 39:886-94. 2006
    ..Thus, different loading history and other features of loading seemed to govern the skeletal adaptation at the upper and lower extremity...
  17. ncbi request reprint Associations of calcium intake and physical activity with bone density and size in premenopausal and postmenopausal women: a peripheral quantitative computed tomography study
    Kirsti Uusi-Rasi
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    J Bone Miner Res 17:544-52. 2002
    ..PA seemed to benefit particularly the weight-bearing tibia, whereas calcium intake was not associated with the tibia...
  18. doi request reprint Estrogen receptor-1 genotype is associated with bone structure in premenopausal obese women
    Anne Rauhio
    Centre for Laboratory Medicine, Pirkanmaa Hospital District, Tampere, Finland
    Maturitas 68:362-7. 2011
    ..Thus, this gene polymorphism seems to be associated specifically with bone structural traits rather than bone mass...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effects of exercise on health-related quality of life and fear of falling in home-dwelling older women
    Saija Karinkanta
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    J Aging Phys Act 20:198-214. 2012
    ..This modest result may be partly because of insufficient responsiveness of the assessment instruments used...
  20. 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...
  21. pmc Randomised, controlled walking trials in postmenopausal women: the minimum dose to improve aerobic fitness?
    T M Asikainen
    Urho Kaleva Kekkonen Institute for Health Promotion Research, PO Box 30, FIN 33501 Tampere, Finland
    Br J Sports Med 36:189-94. 2002
    ..93-8.36 MJ) a week to improve aerobic power and body composition...
  22. ncbi request reprint A multi-component exercise regimen to prevent functional decline and bone fragility in home-dwelling elderly women: randomized, controlled trial
    S Karinkanta
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Osteoporos Int 18:453-62. 2007
    ..The finding supports the idea that it is possible to maintain good physical functioning by multi-component exercise program and thus postpone the age-related functional problems...
  23. doi request reprint Concern about falling in older women with a history of falls: associations with health, functional ability, physical activity and quality of life
    Radhika Patil
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
    Gerontology 60:22-30. 2014
    ..Factors that distinguish persons with a high concern about falling from those with low concern have not been systematically studied...
  24. doi request reprint Physical therapy approaches to reduce fall and fracture risk among older adults
    Saija Karinkanta
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Bone Research Group, PO Box 30, FIN 33501 Tampere, Finland
    Nat Rev Endocrinol 6:396-407. 2010
    ..Additionally, the benefits of multifaceted interventions, which include risk factor assessment, dietary supplements, elements of physical therapy and exercise, are addressed...
  25. ncbi request reprint Long-term recreational gymnastics provides a clear benefit in age-related functional decline and bone loss. A prospective 6-year study
    K Uusi-Rasi
    The UKK Institute, P O Box 30, 33501 Tampere, Finland
    Osteoporos Int 17:1154-64. 2006
    ..Bone fragility and decreased functional performance are risk factors for osteoporotic fractures. The influence of long-term recreational gymnastics on the maintenance of bone rigidity and physical performance was evaluated...
  26. ncbi request reprint Factors predicting dynamic balance and quality of life in home-dwelling elderly women
    S Karinkanta
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Gerontology 51:116-21. 2005
    ..Proper balance seems to be a critical factor in terms of fall prevention among the elderly...
  27. 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...
  28. doi request reprint Cross-sectional geometry of weight-bearing tibia in female athletes subjected to different exercise loadings
    R Nikander
    Bone Research Group, UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Kaupinpuistonkatu 1, 33501, Tampere, Finland
    Osteoporos Int 21:1687-94. 2010
    ....
  29. 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint Association between weight cycling history and bone mineral density in premenopausal women
    M Fogelholm
    UKK Institute, Tampere, Finland
    Osteoporos Int 7:354-8. 1997
    ..The results suggest that weight cycling might be associated with lower spine and distal radius BMD...
  31. doi request reprint Maintenance of exercise-induced benefits in physical functioning and bone among elderly women
    S Karinkanta
    The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Osteoporos Int 20:665-74. 2009
    ..However, to maintain exercise-induced gains in lower limb muscle force and physical functioning, continued training seems necessary...
  32. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound velocity and cortical bone characteristics in vivo
    H Sievanen
    Bone Research Group, UKK Institute, PO Box 30, FIN 33501, Tampere, Finland
    Osteoporos Int 12:399-405. 2001
    ..g. proximal femur) of a given individual...
  33. ncbi request reprint Non-pharmacological means to prevent fractures among older adults
    Pekka Kannus
    Accident and Trauma Research Center, UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
    Ann Med 37:303-10. 2005
    ..Finally, concerning injury-site protection, padded strong-shield hip protectors whose effectiveness is scientifically proven seem to be a promising option in preventing hip fractures...
  34. 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...
  35. ncbi request reprint Comparison of cross-sectional geometry of the proximal femur in white and black women from Detroit and Johannesburg
    Dorothy A Nelson
    Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 19:560-5. 2004
    ..S. black (n = 86) and white (n = 151) and South African black (n = 60) and white (n = 48) postmenopausal women. Results are consistent with greater bone strength in the black groups in both countries...
  36. ncbi request reprint Serum TRACP 5b is a useful marker for monitoring alendronate treatment: comparison with other markers of bone turnover
    Arja Nenonen
    Rheumatism Foundation Hospital, Heinola, and Department of Clinical Chemistry, University Hospital of Tampere, Finland
    J Bone Miner Res 20:1804-12. 2005
    ..TRACP 5b had higher clinical sensitivity, area under the ROC curve, and signal-to-noise ratio than the other markers...
  37. ncbi request reprint Effects of teriparatide [rhPTH (1-34)] treatment on structural geometry of the proximal femur in elderly osteoporotic women
    Kirsti Uusi-Rasi
    Department of Radiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Outpatient Center, 601 N Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21287 0849, USA
    Bone 36:948-58. 2005
    ..We evaluated effects of teriparatide (rDNA origin) injection [teriparatide, rhPTH (1-34), TPTD] on hip structure among a subset 558 postmenopausal women enrolled in the Fracture Prevention Trial...
  38. ncbi request reprint Sexual dimorphism of the femoral neck during the adolescent growth spurt: a structural analysis
    Mark R Forwood
    Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, 4072 Australia
    Bone 35:973-81. 2004
    ..That is, despite the greater CSA in girls, the bone is strategically placed to resist bending; hence, the bones of girls and boys adapt to mechanical challenges in a similar way...
  39. ncbi request reprint Urinary osteocalcin is a useful marker for monitoring the effect of alendronate therapy
    Kaisa K Ivaska
    Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Anatomy, University of Turku, Finland
    Clin Chem 51:2362-5. 2005