Individual Study / ESTER

Ennenaikainen syntymä ja aikuisiän terveys (Preterm Birth and Early Life Programming of Adult Health and Disease)

Ennenaikainen syntymä ja aikuisiän terveys (Preterm Birth and Early Life Programming of Adult Health and Disease)

Initiatives -
To assess the effects of preterm birth, maternal gestational diabetes and maternal hypertension in pregnancy on the health and well-being of the young adult offspring. We focus on cardiometabolic risk factors, pulmonary health, allergies, physical activity and fitness, nutrition, mental health and transition to adulthood.
Start Year
2008
Funding
Grants from the Academy of Finland (SALVE program for 2009–2012 and grants 127437, 129306, 130326, 134791, and 263924 to EK), Doctoral Programme for Public Health, University of Tam-pere, the Emil Aaltonen Foundation, European Commission (Framework 5 award QLG1-CT-2000-001643), the Finnish Foundation for Pediatric Research, the Finnish Government Special Subsid-iary for Health Sciences (evo) (to JGE), Finnish Medical Societies: Duodecim (to EK) and Finska Läkaresällskapet (to JGE and NK), the Jalmari and Rauha Ahokas Foundation (to EK), the Juho Vainio Foundation, the National Graduate School of Clinical Investigation, the Novo Nordisk Foundation, the Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation, the Sigrid Jusélius Foundation, and the Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation.
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Marjaana Tikanmäki
    National Institute for Health and Welfare

Design

Study design
Case-control

Marker Paper

Tikanmäki M, Tammelin T, Kaseva N, Sipola-Leppänen M, Matinolli HM, Hakonen H, Ekelund U, Eriksson JG, Järvelin MR, Vääräsmäki M, Kajantie E. Objectively measured physical activity and sedentary time in young adults born preterm-The ESTER study. Pediatr Res. 2017 Apr;81(4):550-555. doi: 10.1038/pr.2016.262. Epub 2016 Dec 9.

PUBMED 27935902

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
753
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other