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.

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...

Molecular Pathology and Genetics of Cancer

We study the etiology and pathogenesis of malignant diseases with a special emphasis on the histopathologic, molecular pathologic and genetic/genomic factors. Profound collaboration between several research groups at the UEF and Kuopio University Hospital (KUH) as well as with our national and in...

Prolonged cough research group

A research group led by professor Heikki Koskela

Our group investigates the prevalence, risk factors, mechanisms, diagnostics, and prognosis of prolonged cough. The group started in 1999 and has published over 40 original publications about the topic.

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...

KuBiCo - Kuopio Birth Cohort Research

The Kuopio Birth Cohort (KuBiCo) project will generate new knowledge by integrating clinical and analytical data, achieving a stepwise increase in understanding of the combined effects of multiple factors on health and disease.

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Clinical Alzheimer Research

Clinical Alzheimer Research groups have a wide expertise in clinical and population based cohorts, risk factors, neuropsychology, biomarkers, genetics, brain imaging, and clinical interventions and trials in AD and mild cognitive impairment.

ALSOVA - A 5-Year Alzheimer's Disease Fo...