Overview of 2019
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Facts about the center

The Folkhälsan Research Center is organized in two Research Programs:
The Genetics Research Program (The Folkhälsan Institute of Genetics; Director Anna-Elina Lehesjoki) operates in the Folkhälsan owned premises in Biomedicum Helsinki on the Meilahti campus of the University of Helsinki.
The Public Health Research Program (Director Johan Eriksson) mainly operates in the Folkhälsan Health Promotion Unit, also located in the Meilahti area.
The number of scientists and other personnel affiliated with the Center is approximately 200.

Group Udd

In this study, we describe a new clinical form of distal myopathy, named actininopathy, due to defects of a protein, alpha actinin 2, which is crucial for muscle function.

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Group Eriksson

Childhood adversities and home atmosphere may have long-term associations with physical and mental functioning among older persons. 

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Group Lohi

A genetic study of canine hip dysplasia reveals new loci and a regulatory variant of the NOG gene.

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Group Viljakainen

Common genetic risk factors predict risk of overweight in preadolescents.

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Group Roos

The DAGIS intervention is a randomized control trial aiming to promote preschoolers’ healthy energy balance-related behavior and self-regulation skills.

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Group Tuomi

The study identified a biological mechanism through which a genetic variant protects against type 2 diabetes.

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Previous annual reports
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