Leena Tenkanen
University of Tampere
Publications 62
#1Sonja Lumme (National Institute for Health and Welfare)H-Index: 9
#2Leena TenkanenH-Index: 31
Last.Joakim Dillner (KI: Karolinska Institutet)H-Index: 75
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Background To evaluate the individual and combined effects of enterolactone, vitamin D, free testosterone, Chlamydia trachomatis and HPV-18 on the risk of prostate cancer in a large population-base ...
2 CitationsSource
#1Hanna-Leena Koskinen (UTA: University of Tampere)H-Index: 2
#2Timo Kauppinen (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 42
Last.Leena Tenkanen (UTA: University of Tampere)H-Index: 31
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Objectives Previous evidence indicates that occupational exposure to physical workload or noise entails development of hypertension and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). However, vigorous physical activity lessens the risks of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and CHD. We explored this issue by studying the joint effect of physical workload or noise and MetS on risk of CHD. Methods This 18-year follow-up study comprised 1502 middle-aged men employed in industry who participated in the second scr...
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#1Minna Loponen (UTA: University of Tampere)H-Index: 1
#2Christer HublinH-Index: 19
Last.Leena TenkanenH-Index: 31
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#1Minna Loponen (UTA: University of Tampere)H-Index: 1
#2Christer Hublin (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 19
Last.Leena Tenkanen (UTA: University of Tampere)H-Index: 31
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Abstract Objective This study explored the joint effect of two epidemics, sleep problems and metabolic syndrome (MetS), on the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Methods The study group is part of the Finnish middle-aged men who participated in the first screening for the Helsinki Heart Study (HHS) in 1981–1982. At that time, three components of MetS were measured: body mass index, HDL cholesterol, and blood pressure. Later, in 1986–1988, they were given a psychosocial questionnaire including...
20 CitationsSource
#1Leena TenkanenH-Index: 31
#2Lyly TeppoH-Index: 42
Last.Esa LääräH-Index: 36
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. A cohort of 4475 Finnish men was followed up during 1964–80 in order to study regional differences in mortality from cardiovascular diseases, especially ischaemic heart disease (IHD). The west/east gradient in cardiovascular mortality recorded in several previous studies was greatly age-dependent. The excess eastern risk was a feature of younger age groups; with increasing age the risk pattern was reversed. The risk factors in IHD in eastern Finland have an element which somehow accelerates th...
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#1Esko Poppius (UTA: University of Tampere)H-Index: 5
#2Hanna VirkkunenH-Index: 8
Last.Leena TenkanenH-Index: 31
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Study objective: To test the hypothesis that individuals with a strong sense of coherence (SOC) have a decreased incidence of external cause injuries and to study the role of alcohol consumption and occupational category in that association. Design: Participants of the Helsinki Heart Study were followed up for injuries for eight years through the national hospital discharge register and cause of death statistics. Cox proportional hazards models were used to calculate the relative risks. Setting:...
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Objectives The change in systolic blood pressure (SBP) over an 8-year period was explored in groups defined according to exposure to shift work, occupational noise, and physical workload. The impact of baseline SBP and its increase in relation to coronary heart disease (CHD) risk due to these exposures was also studied. Methods The study cohorts (N=1288 for CHD follow-up, N=884 for SBP follow-up) consisted of industrially employed middle-aged men from the Helsinki Heart Study. Shiftwork status w...
54 CitationsSource
#1Beatrice A. GolombH-Index: 33
#2Sarnoff A. MednickH-Index: 68
Last.Leena TenkanenH-Index: 31
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Background: Factors related to the metabolic syndrome and low levels of vitamin D have been implicated as risk factors for prostate cancer. Insofar, no studies have assessed their joint effects on prostate cancer risk. Methods: We studied ( a ) the associations of vitamin D with the metabolic syndrome factors body mass index, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and ( b ) the prostate cancer risk associated with these factors and especially thei...
48 CitationsSource
#1Eero Pukkala (UTA: University of Tampere)H-Index: 91
#2Aage AndersenH-Index: 48
Last.Joakim Dillner (Lund University)H-Index: 75
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Nordic biological specimen banks as basis for studies of cancer causes and control - more than 2 million sample donors, 25 million person years and 100 000 prospective cancers.
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