Karri Silventoinen

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Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of environmental and genetic factors on education-associated disparities in weight and weight gain: a study of Finnish adult twins
    Karri Silventoinen
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:815-22. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Appropriateness of anthropometric obesity indicators in assessment of coronary heart disease risk among Finnish men and women
    Karri Silventoinen
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Scand J Public Health 31:283-90. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint The association between body height and coronary heart disease among Finnish twins and singletons
    Karri Silventoinen
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 32:78-82. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Assortative mating by body height and BMI: Finnish twins and their spouses
    Karri Silventoinen
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 1015, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 15:620-7. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Heritability of body height and educational attainment in an international context: comparison of adult twins in Minnesota and Finland
    Karri Silventoinen
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 16:544-55. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of body mass index, waist circumference, and waist/hip ratio in predicting incident diabetes: a meta-analysis
    Gabriela Vazquez
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 29:115-28. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint The Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire, body mass index, and responses to sweet and salty fatty foods: a twin study of genetic and environmental associations
    Kaisu Keskitalo
    Departments of Food Technology and Mental Health and Alcohol Studies, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:263-71. 2008
  8. pmc Combined genome scans for body stature in 6,602 European twins: evidence for common Caucasian loci
    Markus Perola
    Department of Molecular Medicine, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS Genet 3:e97. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Genetic regulation of growth in height and weight from 3 to 12 years of age: a longitudinal study of Dutch twin children
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:354-63. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Body mass index, waist circumference, and waist-hip ratio on the risk of total and type-specific stroke
    Gang Hu
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Diseases Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Intern Med 167:1420-7. 2007

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of environmental and genetic factors on education-associated disparities in weight and weight gain: a study of Finnish adult twins
    Karri Silventoinen
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:815-22. 2004
    ..Disparities in body mass index (BMI) between persons with different educational levels in Western countries are well documented, but the background of these education-associated disparities remains poorly understood...
  2. ncbi request reprint Appropriateness of anthropometric obesity indicators in assessment of coronary heart disease risk among Finnish men and women
    Karri Silventoinen
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Scand J Public Health 31:283-90. 2003
    ..The aim of the study was to compare the appropriateness of different obesity indicators in the assessment of coronary heart disease (CHD) risk...
  3. ncbi request reprint The association between body height and coronary heart disease among Finnish twins and singletons
    Karri Silventoinen
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 32:78-82. 2003
    ..However, the mechanisms behind this association are still largely unknown. We will examine the role of genetic and familial factors behind the association in a large twin data set...
  4. ncbi request reprint Assortative mating by body height and BMI: Finnish twins and their spouses
    Karri Silventoinen
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 1015, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 15:620-7. 2003
    ..Our results show that assortative mating needs to be considered in population genetic studies of body height and weight...
  5. ncbi request reprint Heritability of body height and educational attainment in an international context: comparison of adult twins in Minnesota and Finland
    Karri Silventoinen
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 16:544-55. 2004
    ..Nonfamilial factors affecting education are possibly different in Minnesota than in Finland, since in Finland they are partly associated with the factors affecting height...
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of body mass index, waist circumference, and waist/hip ratio in predicting incident diabetes: a meta-analysis
    Gabriela Vazquez
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 29:115-28. 2007
    ..Although the clinical perspective focusing on central obesity is appealing, further research is needed to determine the usefulness of waist circumference or waist/hip ratio over body mass index...
  7. ncbi request reprint The Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire, body mass index, and responses to sweet and salty fatty foods: a twin study of genetic and environmental associations
    Kaisu Keskitalo
    Departments of Food Technology and Mental Health and Alcohol Studies, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:263-71. 2008
    ..The relation between body weight and energy-dense foods remains unclear...
  8. pmc Combined genome scans for body stature in 6,602 European twins: evidence for common Caucasian loci
    Markus Perola
    Department of Molecular Medicine, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    PLoS Genet 3:e97. 2007
    ..To facilitate the genetic studies of stature we have also set up a website that lists all stature genome scans published and their most significant loci (http://www.genomeutwin.org/stature_gene_map.htm)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Genetic regulation of growth in height and weight from 3 to 12 years of age: a longitudinal study of Dutch twin children
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:354-63. 2007
    ..Environmental factors affecting height and BMI during growth period are also important, and further studies are needed to identify these factors and test whether they interact with genetic factors...
  10. ncbi request reprint Body mass index, waist circumference, and waist-hip ratio on the risk of total and type-specific stroke
    Gang Hu
    Department of Health Promotion and Chronic Diseases Prevention, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Intern Med 167:1420-7. 2007
    ..Adiposity is an established risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but the relationship of adiposity with the risk of cerebrovascular disease is still to some extent unclear...
  11. ncbi request reprint Recurrent dieting and smoking among Finnish men and women
    Suoma E Saarni
    Department of Public Health, PO Box 41, University of Helsinki, and Department of Psychiatry, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1851-9. 2007
    ..To examine the association of smoking with recurrent dieting and BMI among Finnish adults...
  12. pmc Genetic and environmental contributions to food use patterns of young adult twins
    Kaisu Keskitalo
    Department of Food Technology, University of Helsinki, P O Box 66, FI 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Physiol Behav 93:235-42. 2008
    ..In addition, the results illuminate the importance of the sex-specific genetic effects on food use...
  13. doi request reprint Genetic influences on growth traits of BMI: a longitudinal study of adult twins
    Jacob v B Hjelmborg
    Statistics and Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:847-52. 2008
    ..To investigate the interplay between genetic factors influencing baseline level and changes in BMI in adulthood...
  14. doi request reprint Does obesity modify the effect of blood pressure on the risk of cardiovascular disease? A population-based cohort study of more than one million Swedish men
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Circulation 118:1637-42. 2008
    ..Given the inconsistency of this result, we tested it using a large population-based cohort data set...
  15. doi request reprint Heritability of body size and muscle strength in young adulthood: a study of one million Swedish men
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Genet Epidemiol 32:341-9. 2008
    ..This may have inflated heritability estimates in previous twin studies. Nonetheless, we showed that genetic factors affect muscle strength and part of these genes are common to different strength indicators and body size...
  16. doi request reprint Genetics of pubertal timing and its associations with relative weight in childhood and adult height: the Swedish Young Male Twins Study
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Pediatrics 121:e885-91. 2008
    ..Because the genetic background of these associations is not thoroughly investigated, we aimed to analyze it in a longitudinal twin cohort...
  17. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental factors affecting self-rated health from age 16-25: a longitudinal study of Finnish twins
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, P O Box 41, Mannerheimintie 172, FIN 00014, Helsinki, Finland
    Behav Genet 37:326-33. 2007
    ..An important challenge for further research is to identify environmental influences contributing to self-rated health independently of, or in interaction with, genetic factors...
  18. ncbi request reprint Association between height and coronary heart disease mortality: a prospective study of 35,000 twin pairs
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Epidemiol 163:615-21. 2006
    ..14, 95% CI: 1.01, 1.28). The inverse association between height and CHD mortality found within monozygotic discordant twin pairs suggests that this association is because of environmental factors that directly affect height and CHD risk...
  19. ncbi request reprint Joint effects of physical activity, body mass index, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio with the risk of cardiovascular disease among middle-aged Finnish men and women
    Gang Hu
    Diabetes and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Eur Heart J 25:2212-9. 2004
    ..To assess joint associations of physical activity and different indicators of obesity (body mass index, waist circumference, and waist-to-hip ratio) with the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  20. ncbi request reprint gamma-Glutamyltransferase, obesity, and the risk of type 2 diabetes: observational cohort study among 20,158 middle-aged men and women
    Duk Hee Lee
    Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, 1Ga Dongin Dong, Jung Gu, Daegu, South Korea 700 422
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:5410-4. 2004
    ..In conclusion, in women as well as men, serum GGT level within its normal range predicted type 2 diabetes and may modify the well-known association between body mass index and type 2 diabetes...
  21. ncbi request reprint The validity of the Finnish Diabetes Risk Score for the prediction of the incidence of coronary heart disease and stroke, and total mortality
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 12:451-8. 2005
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  22. ncbi request reprint Physical activity, body mass index, and risk of type 2 diabetes in patients with normal or impaired glucose regulation
    Gang Hu
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Mannerheimintie 166, FIN 00300 Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Intern Med 164:892-6. 2004
    ..Sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and impaired glucose regulation are associated with the risk of type 2 diabetes. However, the joint associations of these risk factors are not known...
  23. pmc Relative weight and income at different levels of socioeconomic status
    Sirpa Sarlio-Lähteenkorva
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Public Health 94:468-72. 2004
    ..We examined the association of relative weight with individual income at different levels of socioeconomic status among gainfully employed Finnish women and men...
  24. pmc Genetic and environmental influences on pubertal timing assessed by height growth
    Karoliina Wehkalampi
    Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Helsinki University Hospital, 00290 Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Hum Biol 20:417-23. 2008
    ..Future comparison of the results of periodic evaluations allows estimation of possible changes in the effects of environment on timing of puberty. In such studies, HD:SDS can be used as a practical marker of pubertal timing...
  25. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation by socioeconomic status and marital status: the contribution of smoking behavior and family background
    Ulla Broms
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:447-55. 2004
    ..91, 95% CI=1.02-15.02). Indicators of socioeconomic status were important predictors of smoking cessation even when we adjusted for previous smoking behavior. For men, marriage was associated with an increased probability of cessation..
  26. doi request reprint Genetic regulation of growth from birth to 18 years of age: the Swedish young male twins study
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Hum Biol 20:292-8. 2008
    ..These results suggest that genetic regulation of growth is rather uniform, which is encouraging for further efforts to identify genes affecting growth...
  27. ncbi request reprint Same genetic components underlie different measures of sweet taste preference
    Kaisu Keskitalo
    Department of Food Technology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:1663-9. 2007
    ..Sweet taste preferences are measured by several often correlated measures...
  28. ncbi request reprint Determinants of variation in adult body height
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    J Biosoc Sci 35:263-85. 2003
    ..Future studies combining different scientific traditions in auxology are needed to create a more holistic view of body height...
  29. ncbi request reprint Association between intelligence and coronary heart disease mortality: a population-based cohort study of 682 361 Swedish men
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:555-60. 2007
    ..We investigated associations between intelligence and coronary heart disease mortality and explored if they are confounded or modified by socio-economic position...
  30. ncbi request reprint Factors contributing to sense of coherence among men and women
    Salla Maarit Volanen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 14:322-30. 2004
    ..e. childhood living conditions, work and family life, and social relationships, with sense of coherence (SOC) among Finnish men and women. A particular interest was devoted to interactions between sex and GRR...
  31. ncbi request reprint Mental health functioning (SF-36) and intentions to retire early among ageing municipal employees: the Helsinki Health Study
    Karoliina Harkonmäki
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 34:190-8. 2006
    ..To examine the associations of mental health functioning with intentions to retire early among ageing municipal employees...
  32. ncbi request reprint Selective international migration by social position, health behaviour and personality
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Eur J Public Health 18:150-5. 2008
    ..We analysed differences in psycho-social and health behavioural factors between international migrants and non-migrants prior to migration in a large cohort of Finnish twins...
  33. ncbi request reprint Genetic architecture of smoking behavior: a study of Finnish adult twins
    Ulla Broms
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:64-72. 2006
    ..This has implications for defining phenotypes in searches for genes underlying smoking behaviors...
  34. ncbi request reprint Serum gamma-glutamyltransferase predicts non-fatal myocardial infarction and fatal coronary heart disease among 28,838 middle-aged men and women
    Duk Hee Lee
    Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Jung Gu, Daegu, South Korea 700 422
    Eur Heart J 27:2170-6. 2006
    ..This study examined if serum GGT predicted coronary heart disease (CHD), especially differentiating non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI) and fatal CHD event, among the general population or participants with type-2 diabetes...
  35. ncbi request reprint Sense of coherence and its determinants: a comparative study of the Finnish-speaking majority and the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland
    Salla Maarit Volanen
    Department of Public Health, University of Turku, Finland
    Scand J Public Health 34:515-25. 2006
    ..This study investigated (1) the level of sense of coherence (SOC), (2) the structure of generalized resistance resources (GRRs), and (3) associations of GRRs with SOC among Finnish- and Swedish-speaking Finns...
  36. ncbi request reprint The effects of childhood circumstances, adult socioeconomic status, and material circumstances on physical and mental functioning: a structural equation modelling approach
    Mikko Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Ann Epidemiol 17:431-9. 2007
    ..We sought to examine the importance of childhood circumstances, adult socioeconomic status, and material circumstances to physical and mental functioning among middle-aged women and men...
  37. ncbi request reprint Food neophobia shows heritable variation in humans
    Antti Knaapila
    Department of Food Technology, University of Helsinki, FI 00014, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Physiol Behav 91:573-8. 2007
    ..The results from both populations suggest that about two thirds of variation in food neophobia is genetically determined...
  38. ncbi request reprint Leisure time, occupational, and commuting physical activity and the risk of stroke
    Gang Hu
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    Stroke 36:1994-9. 2005
    ..We assessed the relationship of different types of physical activity with total and type-specific stroke risk...
  39. pmc Genetic and environmental factors affecting self-esteem from age 14 to 17: a longitudinal study of Finnish twins
    Anu Raevuori
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Psychol Med 37:1625-33. 2007
    ..We analysed genetic and environmental influences on self-esteem and its stability in adolescence...
  40. ncbi request reprint [Genes, environment and intelligence]
    Karri Silventoinen
    Duodecim 121:125-6. 2005
  41. ncbi request reprint Educational inequalities in the metabolic syndrome and coronary heart disease among middle-aged men and women
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, PO Box 41, Mannerheimintie 172, FIN 00014, Finland
    Int J Epidemiol 34:327-34. 2005
    ..We investigated this question in a prospective study of middle-aged men and women...
  42. ncbi request reprint Heritability of adult body height: a comparative study of twin cohorts in eight countries
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Twin Res 6:399-408. 2003
    ..Our results indicate that, in general, there are only minor differences in the genetic architecture of height between affluent Caucasian populations, especially among men...