Earlier focus on childhood obesity reduces health risks in later life

Recently developed policy recommendations by the DynaHEALTH consortium suggest that more focus on reducing childhood obesity at pre-school age, reduces the incidence of obesity in later life and the associated risks of type 2 diabetes.

Posted in Press Releases on 01/02/2021

Interview with Dr Susanne De Rooij

Interview with Dr Susanne De Rooij on prenatal exposure to famine in early gestation and later health outcomes.

Posted in Video on 29/07/2020

Interview with Giacomo Mason

Interview with Giacomo Mason on lifestyle intervention in obese, pregnant women at risk of gestational diabetes.

Posted in Video on 29/07/2020

Weight loss before puberty

Interview with Dr Lise Bjerregard on weight loss before puberty minimises increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes as adults in boys who were overweight.

Posted in Video on 29/07/2020

Development of type 2 diabetes

Interview with Dr. Lise Bjerregard on childhood body mass index and development of type 2 diabetes throughout adult life.

Posted in Video on 29/07/2020

Background to the DynaHEALTH concept

Hear from Professor Marjo-Riitta Järvelin about the DynaHEALTH Project.

Posted in Video on 29/07/2020

The societal challenges leading to the project

Hear from Professor Marjo-Riitta Järvelin about the public health challenges which led to the project.

Posted in Video on 29/07/2020

What are the project objectives?

Professor Marjo-Riitta Järvelin talks about the objectives of the DynaHEALTH Project, including the critical windows across the life-course which can improve health-related outcomes.

Posted in Video on 29/07/2020

DynaHEALTH: Whats still to do?

Hear from Professor Marjo-Riitta Järvelin about the remaining work to do on the DynaHEALTH project, the statistical analysis and development of a full life-course model, including the economic aspects.

Posted in Video on 29/07/2020

Interview with Phillipp Schwarzfischer

Interview with Phillipp Schwarzfischer about his research on physical activity and sedentary behaviour in childhood.

Posted in Video on 29/07/2020

Interview with Dr Niko Wasenius

Dr Niko Wasenius discusses his research on at early life factors and their associations with ageing.

Posted in Video on 29/07/2020

Interview with Dr Hanan El Marroun

Dr Hanan El Marroun discusses her research on prenatal stressors and brain developmental outcomes in children.

Posted in Video on 29/07/2020

Interview with Dr Estelle Lowry

Dr Estelle Lowry discusses the importance of psychosocial factors in determining type 2 diabetes risk and the work which has been done in the DynaHEALTH project to understand the models needed for this.

Posted in Video on 29/07/2020

DynaHEALTH Conceptual Framework

Illustration of the conceptual framework for unhealthy ageing from early life to old age.

Posted in Info on 29/07/2020

Pohjois-Suomen syntymäkohortit - Oulun yliopisto

Pohjois-Suomen kohortit muodostavat koko ihmisen elinkaaren kattavan hyvinvointi- ja terveystutkimusohjelman, jonka tavoitteena on edistää väestön terveyttä ja hyvinvointia väestötasolla ja maailmanlaajuisesti.

Posted in Video on 29/07/2020

Northern Finland Birth Cohorts - University of Oulu

Northern Finland Cohorts comprise collections of data and biological samples from large population studies. The goal is to enhance the health and wellbeing of the people locally and worldwide.

Posted in Video on 29/07/2020

DynaHEALTH Project Flyer

Download our useful guide to the DynaHEALTH project.

Posted in Info on 29/07/2020

DynaHEALTH profile paper published in International Journal of Epidemiology

The DynaHEALTH consortium's profile paper has been published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. The paper explains why the consortium was set up and what the project is about, what data is included, what has been measured, what has been found and the challenges faced. 

Posted in News on 02/05/2019

EASD 2019

The Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes will take place between 16th - 20th September 2019 in Barcelona Spain. 

Posted in Events on 01/05/2019

Northern Finland Birth Cohorts - more than 50 years of research

On the 20th March 2019, International Day of Happiness, the University of Oulu will hold an open event to engage with the participants of the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986 at the TellUs Innovation Arena at the University of Oulu.

Posted in Events on 15/03/2019

Science meets policy to discuss healthy ageing

Evidence from the DynaHEALTH project is building to suggest that early interventions play a role in reducing the risks. Psychosocial factors also play a significant role in an individual’s risk of ‘unhealthy ageing’. To convey these important findings to policy makers, the project consortium was hosted by Finnish MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen at an event held at European Parliament. 

Posted in Press Releases on 08/03/2019

New study suggests earlier interventions are needed to prevent inactivity in children

Physical activity is presumed to decline with the start of adolescence, however, new research shows that this decline begins earlier than previously thought. 

Posted in Press Releases on 14/12/2018

New study shows an epigenetic link between prenatal exposure to maternal smoking and offspring's cardio-metabolic health

According to new research, epigenetic changes found in the offspring exposed to maternal smoking during pregnancy or in current smokers are linked to smoking-related diseases in adulthood.

Posted in Press Releases on 13/11/2018

DOHaD 2019

The 11th DOHaD World Congress will take place in Melbourne, Australia between 20th and 23rd October 2019 and is hosted by the DOHaD Society of Australia and New Zealand. The theme for the congress is Investing in a Healthy Future for All: Research, Education, Policy. 

Posted in Events on 10/09/2018

International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES) Meeting

The 2018 annual IGES meeting is taking place between 14th and 16th October in San Diego, USA. The satellite meeting precedes The American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting, between 16th and 20th October. 

Posted in Events on 10/09/2018

New evidence to support the importance of psychosocial factors in determining type 2 diabetes risk

The research findings ‘Understanding the complexity of glycaemic health – Systematic bio-psychosocial modelling of fasting glucose in middle-age adults; a DynaHEALTH study’ have recently been published in the International Journal of Obesity.

Posted in Press Releases on 21/08/2018

ASO's 5th UK Congress on Obesity

The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) is holding its 5th UK Congress on Obesity on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th September, 2018, at Newcastle University. 

Posted in Events on 03/05/2018

Weight Loss before Puberty Minimises Increased Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes as Adults in Boys who were Overweight

Childhood overweight at 7 years is associated with increased risks of type 2 diabetes in adulthood only if it continues until puberty or later ages, according to a study titled “Change in Overweight from Childhood to Early Adulthood and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes” published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Posted in Press Releases on 05/04/2018

DynaHEALTH Partners meet in York

Partners in the DynaHEALTH consortium met in York, UK, on 20th February 2018, for the project's annual General Assembly meeting. 

Posted in News on 22/02/2018

Vacancy: Postdoctoral Researcher in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

The Järvelin and Sebert research group, at the University of Oulu's Centre for Life Course Health Research, is seeking a new postdoctoral researcher with excellent skills in longitudinal data analysis approaches in epidemiology. 

Posted in News on 17/01/2018

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