Toitumine ja tervis

Toitumine ja tervis

Katus U, Villa I, Ringmets I, Vaht M, Mäestu E, Mäestu J, Veidebaum T, Harro J (in press). Association of FTO rs1421085 with obesity, diet, physical activity and socioeconomic status: a longitudinal birth cohort study. Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases

Mäestu E, Harro J, Veidebaum T, Kurrikoff T, Jürimäe J, Mäestu J (2020). Changes in cardiorespiratory fitness through adolescence predict metabolic syndrome in young adults. Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases 30: 701-708

Joost U, Villa I, Comasco E, Oreland L, Veidebaum T, Harro J (2019). Association between Transcription Factor AP-2B genotype, obesity, insulin resistance and dietary intake in a longitudinal study. International Journal of Obesity 43: 2095-2106

Tomson-Johanson K, Harro J (2018). Low cholesterol, impulsivity and violence revisited. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 25(2): 103-107.

Lätt E, Jürimäe J, Harro J, Loit HM, Mäestu J (2018). Low fitness is associated with metabolic risk independently of central adiposity in a cohort of 18-years-olds. Scand J Med Sci Sports 28(3): 1084-1091.

Rozenblat V, Ong D, Fuller-Tyszkiewicz M, Akkermann K, Collier D, Engels RC, Fernandez-Aranda F, Harro J, Homberg JR, Karwautz A, Kiive E, Klump KL, Larson CL, Racine SE, Richardson J, Steiger H, Stoltenberg SF, van Strien T, Wagner G, Treasure J, Krug I (2017). A systematic review and secondary data analysis of the interactions between the serotonin transporter 5-HTTLPR polymorphism and environmental and psychological factors in eating disorders. J Psychiatr Res 84:62-72.

Ortega FB, Ruiz JR, Labayen I, Hurtig-Wennlöf A, Harro J, Kwak L, Oja L, Merenäkk L, Veidebaum T, Sjöström M (2013). Role of socio-cultural factors on changes in fitness and adiposity in youth: A 6-year follow-up study. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 23(9): 883-890.

Kurrikoff T, Lesch K-P, Kiive E, Konstabel K, Herterich S, Veidebaum T, Reif A, Harro J (2012). Association of a functional variant of the nitric oxide synthase 1 gene with personality, anxiety, and depressiveness. Dev Psychopathol 24(4): 1225-1235.

Labayen I, Ruiz JR, Ortega FB, Loit H-M, Harro J, Villa I, Veidebaum T, Sjöström M (2012). Exclusive breastfeeding duration and cardiorespiratory fitness in children and adolescents. Am J Clin Nutr 95(2): 498-505.

Akkermann K, Kaasik K, Kiive E, Nordquist N, Oreland L, Harro J (2012). The impact of adverse life events and the serotonin transporter gene promoter polymorphism on the development of eating disorder symptoms. J Psychiatr Res 46(1): 38-43.

Labayen I, Ortega FB, Ruiz JR, Loit H-M, Harro J, Villa I, Veidebaum T, Sjöstrom M (2012). Association of exclusive breast feeding duration and fibrinogen levels in childhood and adolescence. Arch Pediat Adol Med 166(1): 56-61.

Lillemäe K, Ress K, Harro J, Merenäkk L, Maaroos HI, Uibo R, Uibo O (2012). A 10-year serological follow-up of celiac disease in an Estonian population. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 24(1): 55-58.

Tomson K, Merenäkk L, Loit H-M, Mäestu J, Harro J (2011). The relationship between serotonin transporter gene promoter polymorphism and serum lipid levels at young age in a longitudinal population-representative study. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 35(8): 1857-1862.


Martinez-Vizcaino V, Ortega FB, Solera-Martinez M, Ruiz JR, Eensoo D, Harro J, Loit H-M, Veidebaum T, Sjöström M (2011). Stability of the factorial structure of metabolic syndrome from childhood to adolescence: a 6-year follow-up study. Cardiovasc Diabetol 10(81): Article Nr 81

Labayen I, Ruiz JR, Ortega FB, Harro J, Merenäkk L, Oja L, Veidebaum T, Sjöström M (2011). Insulin sensitivity at childhood predicts changes in total and central adiposity over a 6-year period. Int J Obesity 35(10): 1284-1288.

Ortega FB, Labayen I, Ruiz JR, Kurvinen E, Loit H-M, Harro J, Veidebaum T, Sjöström M (2011). Improvements in fitness reduce the risk of becoming overweight across puberty. Med Sci Sports Exerc 43(10): 1891-1897.

Ortega FB, Ruiz JR, Labayen I, Kwak L, Harro J, Oja L, Veidebaum T, Sjöström M (2011). Sleep duration and activity levels in Estonian and Swedish children and adolescents. Eur J Appl Physiol 111(10): 2615-2623.

Ress K, Harro J, Uibo O, Uibo R (2011). Use of a fully automated immunoassay for celiac disease screening in a pediatric population. Clin Chem Lab Med 49(6): 983-987.

Akkermann K, Hiio K, Villa I, Harro J (2011). Food restriction leads to binge eating dependent upon the effect of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor Val66Met polymorphism. Psychiatr Res 185(1-2): 39-43.

Merenäkk L, Mäestu J, Nordquist N, Parik J, Oreland L, Loit H-M, Harro J (2011). Effects of the serotonin transporter (5-HTTLPR) and α2A-adrenoceptor (C-1291G) genotypes on substance use in children and adolescents: a longitudinal study. Psychopharmacology 215: 13-22.

Labayen I, Ruiz JR, Ortega FB, Loit H-M, Harro J, Veidebaum T, Sjöström M (2010). Intergenerational cardiovascular disease risk factors involves both maternal and paternal BMI. Diabetes Care 33(4): 894-900.

Akkermann K, Nordquist N, Oreland L, Harro J (2010). Serotonin transporter gene promoter polymorphism affects the severity of binge eating in general population. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 34(1): 111-114.

Nordquist N, Göktürk C, Comasco E, Eensoo D, Merenäkk L, Veidebaum T, Oreland L, Harro J (2009). The transcription factor TFAP2B is associated with insulin resistance and adiposity in healthy adolescents. Obesity 17(9): 1762-1767.

Akkermann K, Paaver M, Nordquist N, Oreland L, Harro J (2008). Association of 5-HTT gene polymorphism, platelet MAO activity and drive for thinness in a population-based sample of adolescent girls. Int J Eat Disorder 41(5): 399-404.

Villa I, Yngve A, Poortvliet E, Grjibovski A, Liiv K, Sjöström M, Harro M (2007). Dietary intake among under-, normal- and overweight 9- and 15-year-old Estonian and Swedish schoolchildren. Public Health Nutr 10(3): 311-322.

Mäestu J, Villa I, Parik J, Paaver M, Merenäkk L, Eensoo D, Harro M, Harro J (2007). Human adrenergic receptor C-1291G polymorphism leads to higher consumption of sweet food products. Mol Psychiatry 12(6): 520-521.

Ress K, Harro M, Maaroos HI, Harro J, Uibo R, Uibo O (2007). High prevalence of coeliac disease: need for increasing awareness among physicians. Dig Liver Dis 39(2): 136-139.

Anderssen SA, Cooper AR, Riddoch C, Sardinha LB, Harro M, Brage S, Andersen LB (2007). Low cardiorespiratory fitness is a strong predictor for clustering of cardiovascular disease risk factors in children independent of country, age and sex. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14(4): 526-531.

Hurtig-Wennlöf A, Ruiz JR, Harro M, Sjöström M (2007). Cardiorespiratory fitness relates more strongly than physical activity to cardiovascular disease risk factors in healthy children and adolescents: the European Youth Heart Study. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14(4): 575-581.

Klasson-Heggebø L, Andersen LB, Wennlöf AH, Sardinha LB, Harro M, Froberg K, Anderssen SA (2006). Graded associations between cardiorespiratory fitness, fatness, and blood pressure in children and adolescents. Br J Sports Med 40(1): 25-29.

Andersen LB, Harro M, Sardinha LB, Froberg K, Ekelund U, Brage S, Anderssen SA (2006). Physical activity and clustered cardiovascular risk in children: a cross-sectional study (The European Youth Heart Study). Lancet 368(9532): 299-304.

Ekelund U, Brage S, Froberg K, Harro M, Anderssen SA, Sardinha LB, Riddoch C, Andersen LB (2006). TV viewing and physical activity are independently associated with metabolic risk in children: the European Youth Heart Study. PLoS Med 3(12): e488.

Lawlor DA, Harro M, Wedderkopp N, Andersen LB, Sardinha LB, Riddoch CJ, Page AS, Anderssen SA, Froberg K, Stansbie D, Davey Smith G (2005). Association of socioeconomic position with insulin resistance among children from Denmark, Estonia, and Portugal: cross sectional study. BMJ 331(7510): 183.

Lawlor DA, Riddoch CJ, Page AS, Anderssen SA, Froberg K, Harro M, Stansbie D, Smith GD (2005). The association of birthweight and contemporary size with insulin resistance among children from Estonia and Denmark: findings from the European Youth Heart Study. Diabet Med 22(7): 921-930.

Lawlor DA, Riddoch CJ, Page AS, Andersen LB, Wedderkopp N, Harro M, Stansbie D, Smith GD (2005). Infant feeding and components of the metabolic syndrome: findings from the European Youth Heart Study. Arch Dis Child 90(5): 582-588.

Kiive E, Merenäkk L, Harro M, Harro J (2005). Changes in platelet monoamine oxidase activity, cholesterol levels and hyperactive behaviour in adolescents over a period of three years. Neurosci Lett 384(3): 310-315.

Riddoch CJ, Bo Andersen L, Wedderkopp N, Harro M, Klasson-Heggebø L, Sardinha LB, Cooper AR, Ekelund U (2004). Physical activity levels and patterns of 9- and 15-yr-old European children. Med Sci Sports Exerc 36(1): 86-92.

Ekelund U, Sardinha LB, Anderssen SA, Harro M, Franks PW, Brage S, Cooper AR, Andersen LB, Riddoch C, Froberg K (2004). Associations between objectively assessed physical activity and indicators of body fatness in 9- to 10-y-old European children: a population-based study from 4 distinct regions in Europe (the European Youth Heart Study). Am J Clin Nutr 80(3): 584-590.

Harro J, Fischer K, Vansteelandt S, Harro M (2004). Both low and high activities of platelet monoamine oxidase increase the probability of becoming a smoker. Eur Neuropsychopharmacology 14(1): 65-69.

Merenäkk L, Harro M, Kiive E, Laidra K, Eensoo D, Allik J, Oreland L, Harro J (2003). Association between substance use, personality traits, and platelet MAO activity in preadolescents and adolescents. Addict Behav 28(8): 1507-1514.

Kiive E, Eensoo D, Harro M, Harro J (2002). Platelet monoamine oxidase activity in association with childhood aggressive and hyperactive behaviour: the effect of smoking? Pers Indiv Diff 33(3): 355-363.

Harro M, Eensoo D, Kiive E, Merenäkk L, Alep J, Oreland L, Harro J (2001). Platelet monoamine oxidase in healthy 9- and 15-years old children: the effect of gender, smoking and puberty. Prog Neuro-psychoph 25(8): 1497 – 1511.