The subject of my teaching is public health nutrition. Mostly I teach in the Master's degree programme of public health (MPH) and I am responsible on the public health nutrition track. Further, I teach in the nutrition and health promotion programmes. I have been also working in international projects to develop public health teaching.
My research interest is how diet is associated with risk of chronic diseases. I have conducted studies exploring effects of dietary fat and fish on lipid and glucose metabolism as well as the role of diet in musculoskeletal diseases.
School of Medicine, Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition
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Research groups - UEF
Erkkilä, Arja T; Manninen, Suvi; Fredrikson, Linda; Bhalke, Monika; Holopainen, Minna; Ruuth, Maija; Lankinen, Maria; Käkelä, Reijo; Öörni, Katariina; Schwab, Ursula S. 2021. Lipidomic changes of LDL after consumption of Camelina sativa oil, fatty fish and lean fish in subjects with impaired glucose metabolism - A randomized controlled trial Journal of clinical lipidology 15 5: 743-751. 2021
Isanejad, Masoud; Tajik, Behnam; McArdle, Anne; Tuppurainen, Marjo; Sirola, Joonas; Kröger, Heikki; Rikkonen, Toni; Erkkilä, Arja. 2021. Dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid and alpha-linolenic acid are associated with physical capacity measure but not muscle mass in older women 65-72 years European journal of nutrition Published online: 16 December 2021: 1 - 9. 2021
Alaghehband, Fatemeh Ramezan; Erkkilä, Arja T; Rikkonen, Toni; Sirola, Joonas; Kröger, Heikki; Isanejad, Masoud. 2020. Association of Baltic Sea and Mediterranean diets with frailty phenotype in older women, Kuopio OSTPRE-FPS study European journal of nutrition 2021; 60: 821-831. 2020
Naveed, Sehrish; Venäläinen, Taisa; Eloranta, Aino-Maija; Erkkilä, Arja; Jalkanen, Henna; Lindi, Virpi; Lakka, Timo; Haapala, Eero. 2020. Associations of dietary carbohydrate and fatty acid intakes with cognition among children Public health nutrition 23 9: 1657-1663. 2020
Sjöblom, S; Sirola, J; Rikkonen, T; Erkkilä, AT; Kröger, H; Qazi, SL; Isanejad, M. 2020. Interaction of recommended levels of physical activity and protein intake is associated with greater physical function, and lower fat mass in older women: Kuopio OSTPRE- Fracture Prevention Study British journal of nutrition 1123 7: 826-839. 2020
Meuronen, Topi; Lankinen, Maria A; Fauland, Alexander; Shimizu, Bun-Ichi; de Mello, Vanessa D; Laaksonen, David E; Wheelock, Craig E; Erkkilä, Arja T; Schwab, Ursula S. 2020. Intake of Camelina Sativa Oil and Fatty Fish Alter the Plasma Lipid Mediator Profile in Subjects with Impaired Glucose Metabolism - A Randomized Controlled Trial Prostaglandins leukotrienes and essential fatty acids 159: 102143. 2020
de Mello, VD; Dahlman, I; Lankinen, M; Kurl, S; Pitkänen, L; Laaksonen, DE; Schwab, US; Erkkilä, AT. 2019. The effect of different sources of fish and camelina sativa oil on immune cell and adipose tissue mRNA expression in subjects with abnormal fasting glucose metabolism: a randomized controlled trial Nutrition and diabetes 9 1: 1. 2019
Erkkilä, AT; Lee, JC; Lankinen, M; Manninen, S; Leung ,HH; Oger, C; de Mello, VD; Schwab, US. 2019. Camelina sativa Oil, Fatty Fish, and Lean Fish Do Not Markedly Affect Urinary Prostanoids in Subjects with Impaired Glucose Metabolism Lipids 54 8: 453-464. 2019
Isanejad, M; Sirola, J; Rikkonen, T; Mursu, J; Kröger, H; Qazi, SL; Tuppurainen, M; Erkkilä, AT. 2019. Higher protein intake is associated with a lower likelihood of frailty among older women, Kuopio OSTPRE-Fracture Prevention Study European journal of nutrition 2020; 59: 1181-1189. 2019
Isanejad, Masoud; Koivumaa-Honkanen, Heli; Ruiz de Santiago, Diana; Honkanen, Risto; Rikkonen, Toni; Sirola, Joonas; Kröger, Heikki; Erkkilä, Arja T. 2019. Physical Activity and Baltic Sea Diet are interactively related to Higher Life Satisfaction in Community-living Older Finnish Women, OSTPRE-FPS study British journal of nutrition 122 12: 1417-1423. 2019