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


hjniin@utu.fi



TUCH (phone): +358-2-3130000

ORCID identifier: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7071-918X





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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  • Comparison of glucose metabolism and anthropometry in women with previous gestational diabetes treated with metformin vs. insulin: 9-year follow-up of two randomized trials (2022)
    • Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
    Huhtala Mikael, Nikkinen Hilkka, Paavilainen Elisa, Niinikoski Harri, Vaarasmaki Marja, Loo Britt-Marie, Rönnemaa Tapani, Tertti Kristiina
    (
    Refereed journal article or data article (A1))


  • Weight gain in infancy and markers of cardiometabolic health in young adulthood (2022)
    • Acta Paediatrica
    Nummela Saga R, Salo Pia, Pahkala Katja, Raitakari Olli T, Viikari Jorma, Rönnemaa Tapani, Jula Antti, Rovio Suvi P, Niinikoski Harri
    (
    Refereed journal article or data article (A1))


  • Birth weight for gestational age and later cardiovascular health: a comparison between longitudinal Finnish and indigenous Australian cohorts (2021)
    • Annals of Medicine
    Sjöholm Paula, Pahkala Katja, Davison Belinda, Niinikoski Harri, Raitakari Olli, Juonala Markus, Singh Gurmeet R
    (
    Refereed journal article or data article (A1))


  • Childhood exposure to parental smoking and life-course overweight and central obesity (2021)
    • Annals of Medicine
    Jaakkola Johanna M, Rovio Suvi P, Pahkala Katja, Viikari Jorma, Rönnemaa Tapani, Jula Antti, Niinikoski Harri, Mykkänen Juha, Juonala Markus, Hutri-Kähönen Nina, Kähönen Mika, Lehtimäki Terho, Raitakari Olli T
    (
    Refereed journal article or data article (A1))


  • Determining the timing of pubertal onset via a multicohort analysis of growth (2021)
    • PLoS ONE
    Syrjälä Essi, Niinikoski Harri, Virtanen Helena E, Ilonen Jorma, Knip Mikael, Hutri-Kähönen Nina, Pahkala Katja, Raitakari Olli T, Rodprasert Wiwat, Toppari Jorma, Virtanen Suvi M, Veijola Riitta, Peltonen Jaakko, Nevalainen Jaakko
    (
    Refereed journal article or data article (A1))


  • Kasvisterolemia lapsen trombosytopenian syynä (2021)
    • Duodecim
    Uusitupa Erika, Backström Maria, Niinikoski Harri
    (
    Article in trade journal or blog post (D1))


  • Lapsuuden ja kasvuiän vaikutukset ravitsemukseen (2021) Ravitsemustiede Niinikoski Harri
    (
    Article in a professional research book (D2))


  • Lasten sairauksien ravitsemushoito (2021) Ravitsemustiede Niinikoski Harri, Kiviranta Panu
    (
    Article in a professional research book (D2))


  • Lysinuurinen proteiini-intoleranssi (2021)
    • Duodecim
    Duodecim Tanner Laura, Kärki Mari, Heikkilä Jaana, Niinikoski Harri
    (
    Refereed review article in scientific journal (A2))


  • Metformin versus insulin therapy for gestational diabetes: Effects on offspring anthropometrics and metabolism at the age of 9 years: A follow-up study of two open-label, randomized controlled trials (2021)
    • Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
    Paavilainen Elisa, Tertti Kristiina, Nikkinen Hilkka, Veijola Riitta, Vääräsmäki Marja, Loo Britt-Marie, Tossavainen Päivi, Rönnemaa Tapio, Niinikoski Harri
    (
    Refereed journal article or data article (A1))


  • Parental and Child Factors Associated With 2- to 6-Year-Old Children's Diet Quality in Finland (2021)
    • Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    Koivuniemi Ella, Gustafsson Johanna, Mäkelä Irene, Koivisto Viivi J, Vahlberg Tero, Schwab Ursula, Niinikoski Harri, Laitinen Kirsi
    (
    Refereed journal article or data article (A1))


  • Ravitsemustiede (2021) Mutanen Marja, Niinikoski Harri, Schwab Ursula, Uusitupa Matti (toim.)
    (
    Editorship of a professional journal, book or conference proceedings (D6))


  • Sydän- ja verisuonitautien ehkäisy ja riskitekijöiden lääkkeetön hoito (2021) Ravitsemustiede Schwab Ursula, Uusitupa Matti, Niinikoski Harri
    (
    Article in a professional research book (D2))


  • Synnynnäisiä aineenvaihduntatauteja on seulottu Suomessa jo lähes neljännesmiljoonalta vauvalta (2021)
    • Lääkärilehti
    Niinikoski Harri, Karppinen Sinikka, Loo Britt-Marie, Kurkijärvi Riikka
    (
    Refereed review article in scientific journal (A2))


  • Tehohoitopotilaan ravitsemushoito (2021) Ravitsemustiede Ala-Kokko Tero, Bäcklund Minna, Schwab Ursula, Niinikoski Harri, Uusitupa Matti
    (
    Article in a professional research book (D2))


  • The power of genetic diversity in genome-wide association studies of lipids (2021)
    • Nature
    Graham SE, Clarke SL, Wu KH, Kanoni S, Zajac GJM, Ramdas S, Surakka I, Ntalla I, Vedantam S, Winkler TW, Locke AE, Marouli E, Hwang MY, Han S, Narita A, Choudhury A, Bentley AR, Ekoru K, Verma A, Trivedi B, Martin HC, Hunt KA, Hui Q, Klarin D, Zhu X, Thorleifsson G, Helgadottir A, Gudbjartsson DF, Holm H, Olafsson I, Akiyama M, Sakaue S, Terao C, Kanai M, Zhou W, Brumpton BM, Rasheed H, Ruotsalainen SE, Havulinna AS, Veturi Y, Feng Q, Rosenthal EA, Lingren T, Pacheco JA, Pendergrass SA, Haessler J, Giulianini F, Bradford Y, Miller JE, Campbell A, Lin K, Millwood IY, Hindy G, Rasheed A, Faul JD, Zhao W, Weir DR, Turman C, Huang H, Graff M, Mahajan A, Brown MR, Zhang W, Yu K, Schmidt EM, Pandit A, Gustafsson S, Yin X, Luan J, Zhao JH, Matsuda F, Jang HM, Yoon K, Medina-Gomez C, Pitsillides A, Hottenga JJ, Willemsen G, Wood AR, Ji Y, Gao Z, Haworth S, Mitchell RE, Chai JF, Aadahl M, Yao J, Manichaikul A, Warren HR, Ramirez J, Bork-Jensen J, Kårhus LL, Goel A, Sabater-Lleal M, Noordam R, Sidore C, Fiorillo E, McDaid AF, Marques-Vidal P, Wielscher M, Trompet S, Sattar N, Møllehave LT, Thuesen BH, Munz M, Zeng L, Huang J, Yang B, Poveda A, Kurbasic A, Lamina C, Forer L, Scholz M, Galesloot TE, Bradfield JP, Daw EW, Zmuda JM, Mitchell JS, Fuchsberger C, Christensen H, Brody JA, Feitosa MF, Wojczynski MK, Preuss M, Mangino M, Christofidou P, Verweij N, Benjamins JW, Engmann J, Kember RL, Slieker RC, Lo KS, Zilhao NR, Le P, Kleber ME, Delgado GE, Huo S, Ikeda DD, Iha H, Yang J, Liu J, Leonard HL, Marten J, Schmidt B, Arendt M, Smyth LJ, Cañadas-Garre M, Wang C, Nakatochi M, Wong A, Hutri-Kähönen N, Sim X, Xia R, Huerta-Chagoya A, Fernandez-Lopez JC, Lyssenko V, Ahmed M, Jackson AU, Irvin MR, Oldmeadow C, Kim HN, Ryu S, Timmers PRHJ, Arbeeva L, Dorajoo R, Lange LA, Chai X, Prasad G, Lorés-Motta L, Pauper M, Long J, Li X, Theusch E, Takeuchi F, Spracklen CN, Loukola A, Bollepalli S, Warner SC, Wang YX, Wei WB, Nutile T, Ruggiero D, Sung YJ, Hung YJ, Chen S, Liu F, Yang J, Kentistou KA, Gorski M, Brumat M, Meidtner K, Bielak LF, Smith JA, Hebbar P, Farmaki AE, Hofer E, Lin M, Xue C, Zhang J, Concas MP, Vaccargiu S, van der Most PJ, Pitkänen N, Cade BE, Lee J, van der Laan SW, Chitrala KN, Weiss S, Zimmermann ME, Lee JY, Choi HS, Nethander M, Freitag-Wolf S, Southam L, Rayner NW, Wang CA, Lin SY, Wang JS, Couture C, Lyytikäinen LP, Nikus K, Cuellar-Partida G, Vestergaard H, Hildalgo B, Giannakopoulou O, Cai Q, Obura MO, van Setten J, Li X, Schwander K, Terzikhan N, Shin JH, Jackson RD, Reiner AP, Martin LW, Chen Z, Li L, Highland HM, Young KL, Kawaguchi T, Thiery J, Bis JC, Nadkarni GN, Launer LJ, Li H, Nalls MA, Raitakari OT, Ichihara S, Wild SH, Nelson CP, Campbell H, Jäger S, Nabika T, Al-Mulla F, Niinikoski H, Braund PS, Kolcic I, Kovacs P, Giardoglou T, Katsuya T, Bhatti KF, de Kleijn D, de Borst GJ, Kim EK, Adams HHH, Ikram MA, Zhu X, Asselbergs FW, Kraaijeveld AO, Beulens JWJ, Shu XO, Rallidis LS, Pedersen O, Hansen T, Mitchell P, Hewitt AW, 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Langenberg C, Zeggini E, Kuusisto J, Laakso M, Ingelsson E, Abecasis G, Chambers JC, Kooner JS, de Vries PS, Morrison AC, North KE, Daviglus M, Kraft P, Martin NG, Whitfield JB, Abbas S, Saleheen D, Walters RG, Holmes MV, Black C, Smith BH, Justice AE, Baras A, Buring JE, Ridker PM, Chasman DI, Kooperberg C, Wei WQ, Jarvik GP, Namjou B, Hayes MG, Ritchie MD, Jousilahti P, Salomaa V, Hveem K, Åsvold BO, Kubo M, Kamatani Y, Okada Y, Murakami Y, Thorsteinsdottir U, Stefansson K, Ho YL, Lynch JA, Rader DJ, Tsao PS, Chang KM, Cho K, O'Donnell CJ, Gaziano JM, Wilson P, Rotimi CN, Hazelhurst S, Ramsay M, Trembath RC, van Heel DA, Tamiya G, Yamamoto M, Kim BJ, Mohlke KL, Frayling TM, Hirschhorn JN, Kathiresan S; VA Million Veteran Program; Global Lipids Genetics Consortium*, Boehnke M, Natarajan P, Peloso GM, Brown CD, Morris AP, Assimes TL, Deloukas P, Sun YV, Willer CJ
    (
    Refereed journal article or data article (A1))


  • Age-Specific Estimates and Comparisons of Youth Tri-Ponderal Mass Index and Body Mass Index in Predicting Adult Obesity-Related Outcomes (2020)
    • Journal of Pediatrics
    Feitong Wu, Marie-Jeanne Buscot, Harri Niinikoski, Suvi P. Rovio, Markus Juonala, Matthew A. Sabin, Antti Jula, Tapani Rönnemaa, Jorma S. A. Viikari, Olli T. Raitakari, Costan G. Magnussen, Katja Pahkala
    (
    Refereed journal article or data article (A1))


  • Attainment of Targets of the 20-Year Infancy-Onset Dietary Intervention and Blood Pressure Across Childhood and Young Adulthood The Special Turku Coronary Risk Factor Intervention Project (STRIP) (2020)
    • Hypertension
    Laitinen Tomi T., Nuotio Joel, Niinikoski Harri, Juonala Markus, Rovio Suvi P., Viikari Jorma S.A., Rönnemaa Tapani, Magnussen Costan G., Sabin Matthew, Burgner David, Jokinen Eero, Lagström Hanna, Jula Antti, Simell Olli, Raitakari Olli T., Pahkala Katja
    (
    Refereed journal article or data article (A1))


  • Body composition in children with chronic inflammatory diseases: A systematic review (2020)
    • Clinical Nutrition
    Houttu Noora, Kalliomäki Marko, Grönlund Minna-Maija, Niinikoski Harri, Nermes Merja, Laitinen Kirsi
    (
    Refereed review article in scientific journal (A2))


  • Changes in body composition by age and obesity status in preschool-aged children: the STEPS study (2020)
    • European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
    Tuija Leskinen, Aino-Maija Eloranta, Tuomo Tompuri, Antti Saari, Helena Ollila, Johanna Mäkelä, Harri Niinikoski, Hanna Lagström
    (
    Refereed journal article or data article (A1))



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