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BACKGROUND The consumption of foods rich in n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids has been proposed to protect against childhood asthma. This study explores the association of food consumption (including cow's milk (CM)-free diet) in early life and the risk of atopic and non-atopic asthma. METHODS Food intake of 182 children with asthma and 728 matched controls(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of an individualized, long-term support lifestyle counseling approach in promoting healthy physical activity, improving dietary and sleeping behaviors, and preventing weight gain in young females. The counseling approach's intensity was designed to be low enough to be implementable in primary(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the less studied interrelationships and pathways between parental BMI, socioeconomic factors, family structure and childhood overweight. METHODS The cross-sectional LATE-study was carried out in Finland in 2007-2009. The data for the analyses was classified into four categories: younger boys and girls (ca 3-8(More)
Social inequalities in overweight and obesity (OWOB) have persisted in the affluent and reputedly egalitarian Nordic countries. In this review we examine associations between socioeconomic position (SEP) and OWOB, and secular trends in such associations. Determinants and possible causes of the relations are discussed together with opportunities to cope with(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the current study was to assess the relation between occupational exposure to solvents and the risk of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). METHODS Altogether, this study comprises 15 332 incident cases of AML diagnosed in Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland from 1961-2005 and 76 660 controls matched by year of birth, sex, and country.(More)
BACKGROUND The negative impact of childhood overweight on psychosocial well-being has been demonstrated in a number of studies. There is also evidence that psychosocial well-being may influence future overweight. We examined the bidirectional association between childhood overweight and psychosocial well-being in children from a large European cohort. The(More)
BACKGROUND Job-exposure matrices (JEM) are used for exposure assessment in occupational studies, but they can involve errors. We assessed agreement between the Nordic Occupational Cancer Studies JEM (NOCCA-JEM) and aggregate and individual dose estimates for cosmic radiation exposure among Finnish airline personnel. METHODS Cumulative cosmic radiation(More)
BACKGROUND Maternal diet during pregnancy may contribute to the risk of offspring adiposity. OBJECTIVES The objective of the study is to explore the associations between maternal antenatal dietary fatty acid intake and the risk of offspring overweight and obesity at the ages of 2 to 7 years. METHODS In a prospective Finnish birth cohort with 3807(More)
a ECOHOST – The Centre for Health and Social Change, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London , UK; b Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Navarra, and CIBERobn, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, and Navarra’s Health Research Institute (IDISNA), Pamplona , Spain; c Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and(More)