The Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children (PANIC) study

The Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children (PANIC) Study is an ongoing controlled physical activity and dietary intervention study in a large population sample of children followed retrospectively since pregnancy and prospectively until adolescence. The results of the study can be utilized i...

Clinical Nutrition and Nutrition Therapy

Our research is based on randomized controlled dietary inervention studies examining the effects of nutrients, diet and lifestyle on metabolism and risk of non-communicable diseases. We concentrate on the health effects of the quality of dietary fat, dietary fiber and dietary patterns. Lately, we...

Kirsikka Aittola

Early Stage Researcher , Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition

Anu Ruusunen

University Lecturer , Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition

Nutritional epidemiology research group

Our research concentrates on the investigation of associations between dietary factors and risk of major chronic diseases and their risk factors, utilizing both population studies and clinical trials in humans.

Nutrigenomics and molecular nutrition group

Nutrigenomics and non-communicable or chronic diseases: Nutrigenomics is an emerging science in nutrition that uses molecular tools to better understand the physiological responses obtained through a certain diet in individuals and population groups.

At the Institute of Public Hea...

IDDP

IDDP -intervention, dietary, diabetes and pregnancy -research is a randomized controlled trial that studies the effect of a dietary intervention on gestational weight gain and gestational diabetes in pregnant women with overweight or obesity. The study is aiming to develop dietary counseling on m...

Ursula Schwab

Professor , Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition