Jyrki K Virtanen

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  1. Virtanen J, Nyantika A, Kauhanen J, Voutilainen S, Tuomainen T. Serum long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, methylmercury and blood pressure in an older population. Hypertens Res. 2012;35:1000-4 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that higher serum long-chain n-3 PUFA concentration has a modest inverse association with blood pressure in older men and women. ..
  2. Nyantika A, Tuomainen T, Kauhanen J, Voutilainen S, Virtanen J. Serum long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated Fatty acids and future blood pressure in an ageing population. J Nutr Health Aging. 2015;19:498-503 pubmed publisher
    ..Higher serum long-chain omega-3 PUFA concentration, a biomarker of fish or fish oil consumption, may not have an impact on future blood pressure in an ageing population. ..
  3. Virtanen J. Randomized trials of replacing saturated fatty acids with n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids in coronary heart disease prevention: Not the gold standard?. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2018;133:8-15 pubmed publisher
  4. Virtanen J, Mozaffarian D, Cauley J, Mukamal K, Robbins J, Siscovick D. Fish consumption, bone mineral density, and risk of hip fracture among older adults: the cardiovascular health study. J Bone Miner Res. 2010;25:1972-9 pubmed publisher
    ..High LA intake did not modify these associations. In this large prospective cohort of older adults, fish consumption was associated with very small differences in BMD and had no association with hip fracture risk. ..
  5. Virtanen J, Mursu J, Tuomainen T, Voutilainen S. Dietary fatty acids and risk of coronary heart disease in men: the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014;34:2679-87 pubmed publisher
    ..In contrast, polyunsaturated fat intake was associated with lower risk of fatal CHD, whether replacing SFA, trans fat, or carbohydrates. Further investigation on the effect of monounsaturated fat on the CHD risk is warranted. ..
  6. Virtanen H, Voutilainen S, Koskinen T, Mursu J, Tuomainen T, Virtanen J. Intake of Different Dietary Proteins and Risk of Heart Failure in Men: The Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. Circ Heart Fail. 2018;11:e004531 pubmed publisher
    ..72-1.91; P-trend=0.35) for total plant protein. In middle-aged men, higher protein intake was marginally associated with increased risk of HF. URL: https://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT03221127. ..
  7. Virtanen J, Mursu J, Virtanen H, Fogelholm M, Salonen J, Koskinen T, et al. Associations of egg and cholesterol intakes with carotid intima-media thickness and risk of incident coronary artery disease according to apolipoprotein E phenotype in men: the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016;103:895-901 pubmed publisher
    ..81). Egg or cholesterol intakes were also not associated with increased CCA-IMT. Egg or cholesterol intakes were not associated with increased CAD risk, even in ApoE4 carriers (i.e., in highly susceptible individuals). ..
  8. Yary T, Voutilainen S, Tuomainen T, Ruusunen A, Nurmi T, Virtanen J. Serum n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, ?5- and ?6-desaturase activities, and risk of incident type 2 diabetes in men: the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016;103:1337-43 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, a higher serum zinc concentration modified the association of GLA on the risk of T2D. ..
  9. Ylilauri M, Voutilainen S, Lönnroos E, Mursu J, Virtanen H, Koskinen T, et al. Association of dietary cholesterol and egg intakes with the risk of incident dementia or Alzheimer disease: the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017;105:476-484 pubmed publisher
    ..11). Neither cholesterol nor egg intake is associated with an increased risk of incident dementia or AD in Eastern Finnish men. Instead, moderate egg intake may have a beneficial association with certain areas of cognitive performance. ..

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  1. Virtanen J, Mursu J, Voutilainen S, Tuomainen T. The associations of serum n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids with serum C-reactive protein in men: the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2018;72:342-348 pubmed publisher
    ..14). Serum n-6 PUFAs were not associated with increased inflammation in men. In contrast, the main n-6 PUFA linoleic acid had a strong inverse association with the key inflammation marker, CRP. ..
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    Tajik B, Kurl S, Tuomainen T, Virtanen J. Associations of the serum long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and hair mercury with heart rate-corrected QT and JT intervals in men: the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. Eur J Nutr. 2016;: pubmed
    ..This suggests that prevention of prolonged ventricular repolarization may not explain the inverse association of the long-chain omega-3 PUFA with SCD risk. ..