Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Kajantie, Eero
Organisation THL
Project title
Preterm birth and early life origins of adult health and disease
Decision No. 263924
Decision date 23.05.2012
Funding period 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014
Funding 118 749
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Project description
We have previously shown that adults born preterm at very low weight have increased risk factors or chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis. Our aim is 1) to study the whether similar risks apply to adults born moderately preterm in a new study performed 2009-2011; 2) to uncover mechanisms of these risks by performing detailed measurements of body fat content and distribution, fat tissue functioning, arterial stiffness, cardiorespiratory and muscle fitness in adults born at very low birth weight and controls born at term. The results are expected to help in designing preventive measures. They may also uncover mechanisms that are relevant also outside the context of preterm birth.