It is well known that many nutrients and their metabolism play a crucial role for the health and wellbeing of both mother and fetus and are associated with for the long-term health of the offspring. Less information exists of intake of non-essential nutrients and other food based compounds with health of child. In the KuBiCo project we are collecting data on intake of food and supplements in first and third semester of pregnancy and dietary data of child at year 2 and 5.

Sari Voutilainen, PhD, nutrition epidemiologist
(sari.voutilainen at

Selected publications:

  • Mursu J, Virtanen JK, Tuomainen T-P, Nurmi T, Voutilainen S. Intake of fruits, berries and vegetables and the risk of type 2 diabetes: the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. Am J Clin Nutr 2014;99:328-33.
  • Tuomainen TP, Virtanen JK, Voutilainen S. Dietary supplements and mortality. Arch Intern Med 2012:12;172:447-8.
  • Leino J, Kauhanen L, Hokkinen L, Kurl S, Toriola AT, Voutilainen S, Lynch JW, Kauhanen J. Psychosocial problems in childhood and later alcohol consumption : A life course approach with historical information. Scand J Public Health 2011;39:749-56.