Eva Roos

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BACKGROUND Electronic media use is becoming an increasingly important part of life for today's school-aged children. At the same time, concern of children's sleep habits has arisen, and cross-sectional studies have shown that electronic media use is associated with short sleep duration and sleep disturbances. The purpose of this longitudinal study was to(More)
BACKGROUND In preparing the fifth edition of the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations (NNR), the scientific basis of specific food-based dietary guidelines (FBDG) was evaluated. OBJECTIVE A systematic review (SR) was conducted to update the NNR evidence based on the association between the consumption of potatoes, berries, whole grains, milk and milk(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to examine whether psychosocial working conditions are associated with angina pectoris (AP) symptoms in women. METHODS Data were derived from postal questionnaires filled in by 40- to 60-year-old women employed by the City of Helsinki, Finland, in 2000 to 2002 (n = 7093, response rate 67%). AP symptoms were measured by the Rose(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the association between mental health and recommended food habits among employed middle-aged women and men. A mail survey including data on mental health and intake of food items was collected from 40 to 60-year-old women (n=4991) and men (n=1252) employed by the City of Helsinki. The participants' current mental health(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether an association exists between different clusters of fruit- and vegetable-specific family-environmental factors and children's daily fruit and vegetable intake, and whether these associations differ between countries with different school lunch policies. DESIGN Cross-sectional data from four European countries participating(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a higher number of parenting practices, such as those concerning meals, bedtime, and limited screen time, is associated with children's health behaviors. In addition, to determine whether perceived parental warmth and responsiveness toward the child strengthens (moderates) the associations between parenting practices and(More)
Lifestyle-related health behaviours such as screen time, physical activity, sleep duration, and food intake tend to change into non-favourable directions when children become young adolescents. Cross-sectional studies show that family characteristics are important determinants for children's health behaviours. This study examined whether family(More)
BACKGROUND The socioeconomic gradient in obesity and overweight is amply documented. However, the contribution of different socioeconomic indicators on trends of body mass index (BMI) over time is less well known. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations of education and income with (BMI) from the late 1970s to the early 2000s. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE Family meals have been negatively associated with overweight in children, while television (TV) viewing during meals has been associated with a poorer diet. The aim of the present study was to assess the association of eating family breakfast and dinner, and having a TV on during dinner, with overweight in nine European countries and whether these(More)