Harri Niinikoski
Professor, Nutrition in Medicine (Institute of Biomedicine)

Professor, Institute of Biomedicine (Institute of Biomedicine)

hjniin@utu.fi
+358 2 333 7412
Kiinamyllynkatu 10
Turku
TUCH Pediatrics UB4
TUCH (phone): +358-2-3130000




Areas of expertise
Childhood endocrinology and nutrition; inherited metabolic diseases; neonatal screening; prevention of cardiovascular risk factors.

Biography


Professor Harri Niinikoski graduated from the Medical School at the University of Turku
in 1991, where he also specialized in Pediatrics in 2000 and received
subspecialty in Pediatric Endocrinology in 2006. He defended his thesis on prevention
of cardiovascular risk factors in childhood in 1997 (The STRIP study). He did
his post-doc training at the Childhood Nutrition Research Center at the Baylor
School of Medicine, Houston, Texas, in 2001-2003. Subsequently, he worked as a
Senior Clinical Researcher and Clinical Lecturer at the Department of Pediatrics,
University of Turku, and in 2011-2015 as the Head of the Division of Pediatric
Care in Turku University Hospital. From 2015, he has been Professor of Nutrition
in Medicine






Research


Professor Harri Niinikoski’s research interest focus on primary prevention of
cardiovascular disease, and childhood nutrition, endocrinology and metabolism.
Moreover, he has been closely involved in launching the neonatal metabolic
screening program which started in Finland in 2015.

Main research projects are 1) The STRIP study (The Special Turku coronary risk
factor Intervention Project) which started in 1990 and involved 1062 infants
which were randomized into nutrition an intervention or a control group. He is deputy P.I. in STRIP; 2) DIARA2 study which involves 317 children (217 in
Turku, 100 in Oulu) whose mothers were treated with either metformin or insulin
due to gestational diabetes. The children are now thoroughly investigated at 9
years of age; 3) LPI study. Lysinuric protein intolerance (LPI) is a rare
metabolic disease which belongs to the Finnish disease heritage. There are
approx. 50 Finnish patients who are annually studied at the Turku University
Hospital pediatric metabolic outpatient clinic; 4) Congenital
hypothyroidism study. CH has been screened in Finland since 1980, affects
1:2000 newborns and is treated with thyroxine. The outcome of the treatment of
CH is investigated in national CH study which is launched in 2018.






Teaching


In 2006-2010, Harri Niinikoski worked as a full-time teacher of pediatrics at the
Department of Pediatrics, University of Turku.






Publications
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Low-saturated-fat and low-cholesterol diet does not alter pubertal development and hormonal status in adolescents (2019)
Acta Paediatrica
Sergey Sadov, Helena E. Virtanen, Katharina M. Main, Anna‐Maria Andersson, Anders Juul, Antti Jula, Olli T. Raitakari, Katja Pahkala, Harri Niinikoski, Jorma Toppari
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Maternal and fetal genetic effects on birth weight and their relevance to cardio-metabolic risk factors (2019)
Nature Genetics
Warrington N.M., Beaumont R.N., Horikoshi M., Day F.R., Helgeland Ø., Laurin C., Bacelis J., Peng S., Hao K., Feenstra B., Wood A.R., Mahajan A., Tyrrell J., Robertson N.R., Rayner N.W., Qiao Z., Moen G.-H., Vaudel M., Marsit C.J., Chen J., Nodzenski M., Schnurr T.M., Zafarmand M.H., Bradfield J.P., Grarup N., Kooijman M.N., Li-Gao R., Geller F., Ahluwalia T.S., Paternoster L., Rueedi R., Huikari V., Hottenga J.-J., Lyytikäinen L.-P., Cavadino A., Metrustry S., Cousminer D.L., Wu Y., Thiering E., Wang C.A., Have C.T., Vilor-Tejedor N., Joshi P.K., Painter J.N., Ntalla I., Myhre R., Pitkänen N., van Leeuwen E.M., Joro R., Lagou V., Richmond R.C., Espinosa A., Barton S.J., Inskip H.M., Holloway J.W., Santa-Marina L., Estivill X., Ang W., Marsh J.A., Reichetzeder C., Marullo L., Hocher B., Lunetta K.L., Murabito J.M., Relton C.L., Kogevinas M., Chatzi L., Allard C., Bouchard L., Hivert M.-F., Zhang G., Muglia L.J., Heikkinen J., Morgen C.S., van Kampen A.H.C., van Schaik B.D.C., Mentch F.D., Langenberg C., Luan J., Scott R.A., Zhao J.H., Hemani G., Ring S.M., Bennett A.J., Gaulton K.J., Fernandez-Tajes J., van Zuydam N.R., Medina-Gomez C., de Haan H.G., Rosendaal F.R., Kutalik Z., Marques-Vidal P., Das S., Willemsen G., Mbarek H., Müller-Nurasyid M., Standl M., Appel E.V.R., Fonvig C.E., Trier C., van Beijsterveldt C.E.M., Murcia M., Bustamante M., Bonas-Guarch S., Hougaard D.M., Mercader J.M., Linneberg A., Schraut K.E., Lind P.A., Medland S.E., Shields B.M., Knight B.A., Chai J.-F., Panoutsopoulou K., Bartels M., Sánchez F., Stokholm J., Torrents D., Vinding R.K., Willems S.M., Atalay M., Chawes B.L., Kovacs P., Prokopenko I., Tuke M.A., Yaghootkar H., Ruth K.S., Jones S.E., Loh P.-R., Murray A., Weedon M.N., Tönjes A., Stumvoll M., Michaelsen K.F., Eloranta A.-M., Lakka T.A., van Duijn C.M., Kiess W., Körner A., Niinikoski H., Pahkala K., Raitakari O.T., Jacobsson B., Zeggini E., Dedoussis G.V., Teo Y.-Y., Saw S.-M., Montgomery G.W., Campbell H., Wilson J.F., Vrijkotte T.G.M., Vrijheid M., de Geus E.J.C.N., Hayes M.G., Kadarmideen H.N., Holm J.-C., Beilin L.J., Pennell C.E., Heinrich J., Adair L.S., Borja J.B., Mohlke K.L., Eriksson J.G., Widén E.E., Hattersley A.T., Spector T.D., Kähönen M., Viikari J.S., Lehtimäki T., Boomsma D.I., Sebert S., Vollenweider P., Sørensen T.I.A., Bisgaard H., Bønnelykke K., Murray J.C., Melbye M., Nohr E.A., Mook-Kanamori D.O., Rivadeneira F., Hofman A., Felix J.F., Jaddoe V.W.V., Hansen T., Pisinger C., Vaag A.A., Pedersen O., Uitterlinden A.G., Järvelin M.-R., Power C., Hyppönen E., Scholtens D.M., Lowe W.L., Jr, Davey Smith G., Timpson N.J., Morris A.P., Wareham N.J., Hakonarson H., Grant S.F.A., Frayling T.M., Lawlor D.A., Njølstad P.R., Johansson S., Ong K.K., McCarthy M.I., Perry J.R.B., Evans D.M., Freathy R.M.; EGG Consortium
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Abnormal coagulation and enhanced fibrinolysis due to lysinuric protein intolerance associates with bleeds and renal impairment (2018)
Haemophilia
Zuurveld M., Kopatz W., Brinkman H., Meijers J., Lassila R., Pitkänen H., Kärki M., Niinikoski H., Tanner L., Näntö-Salonen K., Pikta M.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Effect of Dietary Counseling on a Comprehensive Metabolic Profile from Childhood to Adulthood (2018)
Journal of Pediatrics
Miia Lehtovirta, Katja Pahkala, Harri Niinikoski, Antti J. Kangas, Pasi Soininen, Hanna Lagström, Jorma S.A. Viikari, Tapani Rönnemaa, Antti Jula, Mika Ala-Korpela, Peter Würtz, Olli T. Raitakari
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Longitudinal effect of 20-year infancy-onset dietary intervention on food consumption and nutrient intake: the randomized controlled STRIP study (2018)
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Laurie A. Matthews, Suvi P. Rovio, Johanna M Jaakkola, Harri Niinikoski, Hanna Lagström, Antti Jula, Jorma S. A. Viikari, Tapani Rönnemaa, Olli Simell, Olli T. Raitakari, Katja Pahkala
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Lysinuric Protein Intolerance (2018)
GeneReviews
Virginia Nunes, Harri Niinikoski
(
B1 Journal article)

Maternal and fetal genetic contribution to gestational weight gain (2018)
International Journal of Obesity
Warrington NM, Richmond R, Fenstra B, Myhre R, Gaillard R, Paternoster L, Wang CA, Beaumont RN, Das S, Murcia M, Barton SJ, Espinosa A, Thiering E, Atalay M, Pitkanen N, Ntalla I, Jonsson AE, Freathy R, Karhunen V, Tiesler CMT, Allard C, Crawford A, Ring SM, Melbye M, Magnus P, Rivadeneira F, Skotte L, Hansen T, Marsh J, Guxens M, Holloway JW, Grallert H, Jaddoe VWV, Lowe WL, Roumeliotaki T, Hattersley AT, Lindi V, Pahkala K, Panoutsopoulou K, Standl M, Flexeder C, Bouchard L, Nohr E, Marina L, Kogevinas M, Niinikoski H, Dedoussis G, Heinrich J, Reynolds RM, Lakka T, Zeggini E, Raitakari OT, Chatzi L, Inskip HM, Bustamante M, Hivert MF, Jarvelin MR, Sorensen TIA, Pennell C, Felix JF, Jacobsson B, Geller F, Evans DM, Lawlor DA
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Success in Achieving the Targets of the 20-Year Infancy-Onset Dietary Intervention: Association With Insulin Sensitivity and Serum Lipids (2018)
Diabetes Care
Laitinen TT, Nuotio J, Juonala M, Niinikoski H, Rovio S, Viikari JSA, Ronnemaa T, Magnussen CG, Jokinen E, Lagstrom H, Jula A, Simell O, Raitakari OT, Pahkala K
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Synnynnäisen hypotyreoosin seulonta vastasyntyneiltä kuiva- ja napaverinäytteistä (2018)
Lääkärilehti
Anna Linko-Parvinen, Annika Kouki, Johanna Uitto, Riikka Kurkijärvi, Britt-Marie Loo, Tiina Heinonen, Kirsti Näntö-Salonen, Harri Niinikoski, Ilkka Mononen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Vastasyntyneiden aineenvaihduntasairauksien seulonta (2018)
Duodecim
Risto Lapatto, Harri Niinikoski, Kirsti Näntö-Salonen, Ilkka Mononen
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Cardiometabolic Determinants of Carotid and Aortic Distensibility From Childhood to Early Adulthood (2017)
Hypertension
Mikola H, Pahkala K, Niinikoski H, Ronnemaa T, Viikari JSA, Jula A, Juonala M, Raitakari OT
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A1 Journal article – refereed)

Ideal cardiovascular health in childhood-Longitudinal associations with cardiac structure and function: The Special Turku Coronary Risk Factor Intervention Project (STRIP) and the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study (YFS) (2017)
International Journal of Cardiology
Laitinen TT, Ruohonen S, Juonala M, Magnussen CG, Mikkila V, Mikola H, Hutri-Kahonen N, Laitinen T, Tossavainen P, Jokinen E, Niinikoski H, Jula A, Viikari JSA, Ronnemaa T, Raitakari OT, Pahkala K
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Inhaled Sargramostim Induces Resolution of Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis in Lysinuric Protein Intolerance (2017)
JIMD Reports
Laura M. Tanner, Johanna Kurko, Maaria Tringham, Heikki Aho, Juha Mykkänen, Kirsti Näntö-Salonen, Harri Niinikoski, Heikki Lukkarinen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Longitudinal child-oriented dietary intervention: Association with parental diet and cardio-metabolic risk factors. The Special Turku Coronary Risk Factor Intervention Project (2017)
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Jaakkola JM, Pahkala K, Rönnemaa T, Viikari J, Niinikoski H, Jokinen E, Lagström H, Jula A, Raitakari O
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A1 Journal article – refereed)

Advanced dental maturity of Finnish 6-to 12-yr-old children is associated with high energy intake (2016)
European Journal of Oral Sciences
Jaasaari P, Tolvanen M, Niinikoski H, Karjalainen S
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A1 Journal article – refereed)

Genetic risk clustering increases children's body weight at 2 years of age - the STEPS Study (2016)
Pediatric Obesity
Mäkelä Johanna, Lagström Hanna, Pitkänen Niina, Kuulasmaa Teemu, Kaljonen Anne, Laakso Markku, Niinikoski Harri.
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A1 Journal article – refereed)

Genome-wide association analysis identifies three new susceptibility loci for childhood body mass index (2016)
Human Molecular Genetics
Felix JF, Bradfield JP, Monnereau C, van der Valk RJP, Stergiakouli E, Chesi A, Gaillard R, Feenstra B, Thiering E, Kreiner-Moller E, Mahajan A, Pitkanen N, Joro R, Cavadino A, Huikari V, Franks S, Groen-Blokhuis MM, Cousminer DL, Marsh JA, Lehtimaki T, Curtin JA, Vioque J, Ahluwalia TS, Myhre R, Price TS, Vilor-Tejedor N, Yengo L, Grarup N, Ntalla I, Ang W, Atalay M, Bisgaard H, Blakemore AI, Bonnefond A, Carstensen L, Eriksson J, Flexeder C, Franke L, Geller F, Geserick M, Hartikainen AL, Haworth CMA, Hirschhorn JN, Hofman A, Holm JC, Horikoshi M, Hottenga JJ, Huang JY, Kadarmideen HN, Kahonen M, Kiess W, Lakka HM, Lakka TA, Lewin AM, Liang L, Lyytikainen LP, Ma BS, Magnus P, McCormack SE, McMahon G, Mentch FD, Middeldorp CM, Murray CS, Pahkala K, Pers TH, Pfaffle R, Postma DS, Power C, Simpson A, Sengpiel V, Tiesler CMT, Torrent M, Uitterlinden AG, van Meurs JB, Vinding R, Waage J, Wardle J, Zeggini E, Zemel BS, Dedoussis GV, Pedersen O, Froguel P, Sunyer J, Plomin R, Jacobsson B, Hansen T, Gonzalez JR, Custovic A, Raitakari OT, Pennell CE, Widen E, Boomsma DI, Koppelman GH, Sebert S, Jarvelin MR, Hypponen E, McCarthy MI, Lindi V, Harri N, Korner A, Bonnelykke K, Heinrich J, Melbye M, Rivadeneira F, Hakonarson H, Ring SM, Smith GD, Sorensen TIA, Timpson NJ, Grant SFA, Jaddoe VWV
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A1 Journal article – refereed)

Genome-wide associations for birth weight and correlations with adult disease (2016)
Nature
Horikoshi M, Beaumont RN, Day FR, Warrington NM, Kooijman MN, Fernandez-Tajes J, Feenstra B, van Zuydam NR, Gaulton KJ, Grarup N, Bradfield JP, Strachan DP, Li-Gao R, Ahluwalia TS, Kreiner E, Rueedi R, Lyytikainen LP, Cousminer DL, Wu Y, Thiering E, Wang CA, Have CT, Hottenga JJ, Vilor-Tejedor N, Joshi PK, Boh ETH, Ntalla I, Pitkanen N, Mahajan A, van Leeuwen EM, Joro R, Lagou V, Nodzenski M, Diver LA, Zondervan KT, Bustamante M, Marques-Vidal P, Mercader JM, Bennett AJ, Rahmioglu N, Nyholt DR, Ma RCW, Tam CHT, Tam WH, Ganesh SK, van Rooij FJA, Jones SE, Loh PR, Ruth KS, Tuke MA, Tyrrell J, Wood AR, Yaghootkar H, Scholtens DM, Paternoster L, Prokopenko I, Kovacs P, Atalay M, Willems SM, Panoutsopoulou K, Wang X, Carstensen L, Geller F, Schraut KE, Murcia M, van Beijsterveldt CEM, Willemsen G, Appel EVR, Fonvig CE, Trier C, Tiesler CMT, Standl M, Kutalik Z, Bonas-Guarch S, Hougaard DM, Sanchez F, Torrents D, Waage J, Hollegaard MV, de Haan HG, Rosendaal FR, Medina-Gomez C, Ring SM, Hemani G, McMahon G, Robertson NR, Groves CJ, Langenberg C, Luan J, Scott RA, Zhao JH, Mentch FD, MacKenzie SM, Reynolds RM, Lowe WL, Tonjes A, Stumvoll M, Lindi V, Lakka TA, van Duijn CM, Kiess W, Korner A, Sorensen TIA, Niinikoski H, Pahkala K, Raitakari OT, Zeggini E, Dedoussis GV, Teo YY, Saw SM, Melbye M, Campbell H, Wilson JF, Vrijheid M, de Geus EJCN, Boomsma DI, Kadarmideen HN, Holm JC, Hansen T, Sebert S, Hattersley AT, Beilin LJ, Newnham JP, Pennell CE, Heinrich J, Adair LS, Borja JB, Mohlke KL, Eriksson JG, Widen E, Kahonen M, Viikari JS, Lehtimaki T, Vollenweider P, Bonnelykke K, Bisgaard H, Mook-Kanamori DO, Hofman A, Rivadeneira F, Uitterlinden AG, Pisinger C, Pedersen O, Power C, Hypponen E, Wareham NJ, Hakonarson H, Davies E, Walker BR, Jaddoe VWV, Jarvelin MR, Grant SFA, Vaag AA, Lawlor DA, Frayling TM, Smith GD, Morris AP, Ong KK, Felix JF, Timpson NJ, Perry JRB, Evans DM, McCarthy MI, Freathy RM
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A1 Journal article – refereed)

Home-Based Exercise Training Improves Left Ventricle Diastolic Function in Survivors of Childhood ALL: A Tissue Doppler and Velocity Vector Imaging Study (2016)
Pediatric Blood and Cancer
Jarvela LS, Saraste M, Niinikoski H, Hannukainen JC, Heinonen OJ, Lahteenmaki PM, Arola M, Kemppainen J
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A1 Journal article – refereed)

Imbalance of plasma amino acids, metabolites and lipids in patients with lysinuric protein intolerance (LPI) (2016)
Metabolism
Kurko J, Tringham M, Tanner L, Nanto-Salonen K, Vaha-Makila M, Nygren H, Poho P, Lietzen N, Mattila I, Olkku A, Hyotylainen T, Oresic M, Simell O, Niinikoski H, Mykkanen J
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A1 Journal article – refereed)


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