- Community participation and sustainability--evidence over 25 years in the Västerbotten Intervention ProgrammeMargareta Norberg
Ageing and Living Conditions Programme, Centre for Population Studies, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
Glob Health Action 5:1-9. 2012..The VIP invites women and men to a health examination and health counselling during the year of their 40th, 50th, and 60th birthdays...
- Who is using snus? - Time trends, socioeconomic and geographic characteristics of snus users in the ageing Swedish populationMargareta Norberg
Centre for Population Studies Ageing and Living Conditions Programme, Umea University, Umea SE 901 87, Sweden
BMC Public Health 11:929. 2011..Few studies have evaluated time trends of the socioeconomic and geographic characteristics of snus users in Sweden. This paper contributes to filling that gap...
- Evaluation of the impact of genetic polymorphisms in glutathione-related genes on the association between methylmercury or n-3 polyunsaturated long chain fatty acids and risk of myocardial infarction: a case-control studyKarin S Engström
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Environ Health 10:33. 2011..The objective for this study was to elucidate whether genetic polymorphisms in glutathione-related genes modify the association between eicosapentaenoic+docosahexaenoic acid or methylmercury and risk of first ever myocardial infarction...
- Work stress and low emotional support is associated with increased risk of future type 2 diabetes in womenM Norberg
Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University Umea, Sweden
Diabetes Res Clin Pract 76:368-77. 2007..These findings contribute to our understanding of psychosocial stress as potential risk factors for type 2 diabetes in a Swedish population...
- Contribution of Swedish moist snuff to the metabolic syndrome: a wolf in sheep's clothing?Margareta Norberg
Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
Scand J Public Health 34:576-83. 2006..The aim was to investigate associations between several lifestyle factors and MetSy, with a focus on the possible role of smokeless tobacco in the form of Swedish moist snuff (snus)...
- A combination of HbA1c, fasting glucose and BMI is effective in screening for individuals at risk of future type 2 diabetes: OGTT is not neededM Norberg
Section of Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
J Intern Med 260:263-71. 2006..To identify a screening model that predicts high risk of future type 2 diabetes and is useful in clinical practice...
- Components of metabolic syndrome predicting diabetes: no role of inflammation or dyslipidemiaMargareta Norberg
Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences Section, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University Hospital, Building 9B, SE 901 85 Umea, Sweden
Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1875-85. 2007..The diagnostic criteria and the clinical usefulness of the metabolic syndrome (MetSy) are currently questioned. The objective was to describe the structure of MetSy and to evaluate its components for prediction of diabetes type 2 (T2DM)...
- Self-rated health does not predict 10-year weight change among middle-aged adults in a longitudinal population studyMargareta Norberg
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umea University, S 901 87 Umea, Sweden
BMC Public Health 11:748. 2011..Therefore, the relationship of self-rated health and 10-year percent weight change was evaluated to determine if self-rated health would predict weight change...
- Signs of dysregulated fibrinolysis precede the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus in a population-based studyJenny Hernestål-Boman
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:152. 2012....
- Who is maintaining weight in a middle-aged population in Sweden? A longitudinal analysis over 10 yearsAnne N Nafziger
Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
BMC Public Health 7:108. 2007..The aim of this study is to characterize who is not gaining weight during a 10 year period in Sweden...
- Fewer deaths from cardiovascular disease than expected from the Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation chart in a Swedish populationHans Stenlund
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 16:321-4. 2009..In particular, concerns have been expressed that the Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE) equation may overestimate the risk of fatal myocardial infarction and stroke in certain European populations...
- Fatty acid profile of the erythrocyte membrane preceding development of Type 2 diabetes mellitusBenno Krachler
Behavioural Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, SE 901 85 Umea, Sweden
Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 18:503-10. 2008..Erythrocyte membrane fatty acid (EMFA) composition may provide an estimate of dietary fatty acid intake. This study investigates the relation between EMFA composition and development of Type 2 diabetes mellitus...
- Myocardial infarction in relation to mercury and fatty acids from fish: a risk-benefit analysis based on pooled Finnish and Swedish data in menMaria Wennberg
Departments of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
Am J Clin Nutr 96:706-13. 2012..At the same time, marine n-3 (omega-3) PUFAs are an inherent constituent of fish and are regarded as beneficial. To our knowledge, no risk-benefit model on the basis of data on methylmercury, PUFA, and MI risk has yet been presented...
- How to diagnose and classify diabetes in primary health care: lessons learned from the Diabetes Register in Northern Sweden (DiabNorth)Olov Rolandsson
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
Scand J Prim Health Care 30:81-7. 2012..The objective was to create a diabetes register and to evaluate the validity of the clinical diabetes diagnosis and its classification...
- Increasing physical activity, but persisting social gaps among middle-aged people: trends in Northern Sweden from 1990 to 2007Nawi Ng
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Division of Epidemiology and Global Health, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
Glob Health Action 4:6347. 2011..Physical activity surveillance is important in assessing healthy population behaviour over time. Many countries lack population trends on physical activity...
- Diet and lifestyle factors associated with fish consumption in men and women: a study of whether gender differences can result in gender-specific confoundingMaria Wennberg
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Umea University, Umea 901 87, Sweden
Nutr J 11:101. 2012..The current study aimed to determine if fish consumption is differently related to lifestyle in men compared with women in northern Sweden...
- The risk of venous thromboembolism is markedly elevated in patients with diabetesV Petrauskiene
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, , 901 85 Ume, Sweden
Diabetologia 48:1017-21. 2005..CONCLUSIONS/INTERPRETATION: These results suggest that the age-adjusted risk for venous thromboembolism is more than two-fold higher among diabetic patients than in the non-diabetic background population...
- Recruiting high-risk individuals to a diabetes prevention program: how hard can it be?Toralph Ruge
Diabetes Care 30:e61. 2007
- Hemoglobin A1c can be analyzed in blood kept frozen at -80 degrees C and is not commonly affected by hemolysis in the general populationOlov Rolandsson
Department of Public Health, Clinical Chemistry, , S-901 85 Ume, Sweden
Metabolism 53:1496-9. 2004..HbA(1c) analyzed on biobank samples could be used to assess the predictive value for future diabetes and relationship to other morbidity and mortality...