FinnTwin16 : A Longitudinal Study from Age 16 of a Population-Based Finnish Twin Cohort

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Kaidesoja , M M , Aaltonen , S , Bogl , L-H , Heikkilä , K , Kaartinen , S M , Kujala , U , Kärkkäinen , U , Masip-Manuel , G , Mustelin , L , Palviainen , T , Pietiläinen , K , Rottensteiner , M , Sipilä , P N , Rose , R J , Keski-Rahkonen , A & Kaprio , J 2019 , ' FinnTwin16 : A Longitudinal Study from Age 16 of a Population-Based Finnish Twin Cohort ' , Twin Research and Human Genetics , vol. 22 , no. 6 , pp. 530-539 . https://doi.org/10.1017/thg.2019.106

Title: FinnTwin16 : A Longitudinal Study from Age 16 of a Population-Based Finnish Twin Cohort
Author: Kaidesoja, Milla Martiina; Aaltonen, Sari; Bogl, Leonie-Helen; Heikkilä, Kauko; Kaartinen, Sara Maria; Kujala, Urho; Kärkkäinen, Ulla; Masip-Manuel, Guiomar; Mustelin, Linda; Palviainen, Teemu; Pietiläinen, Kirsi; Rottensteiner, Mirva; Sipilä, Pyry N.; Rose, Richard J.; Keski-Rahkonen, Anna; Kaprio, Jaakko
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland
University of Helsinki, Population Research Unit (PRU)
University of Helsinki, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland
University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health
University of Helsinki, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland
University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health
University of Helsinki, Clinicum
University of Helsinki, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland
University of Helsinki, HUS Abdominal Center
University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health
University of Helsinki, Department of Public Health
University of Helsinki, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland
Date: 2019-12
Language: eng
Number of pages: 10
Belongs to series: Twin Research and Human Genetics
ISSN: 1832-4274
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/313122
Abstract: The purpose of this review is to provide a detailed and updated description of the FinnTwin16 (FT16) study and its future directions. The Finnish Twin Cohort comprises three different cohorts: the Older Twin Cohort established in the 1970s and the FinnTwin12 and FT16 initiated in the 1990s. FT16 was initiated in 1991 to identify the genetic and environmental precursors of alcoholism, but later the scope of the project expanded to studying the determinants of various health-related behaviors and diseases in different stages of life. The main areas addressed are alcohol use and its consequences, smoking, physical activity, overall physical health, eating behaviors and eating disorders, weight development, obesity, life satisfaction and personality. To date, five waves of data collection have been completed and the sixth is now planned. Data from the FT16 cohort have contributed to several hundred studies and many substudies, with more detailed phenotyping and collection of omics data completed or underway. FT16 has also contributed to many national and international collaborations.
Subject: 3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
3141 Health care science
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