The Computational Medicine Research Team published 4 articles and an editorial in the same issue of International Journal of Epidemiology

The researchers in the Computational Medicine Research Team, led by Prof. Mika Ala-Korpela, have recently participated in publishing four articles and an editorial in a themed issue of International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE) on Metabolic Phenotyping in Epidemiology. The issue was co-edited by Prof. Ala-Korpela and Prof. George Davey Smith (University of Bristol, UK). IJE is a highly-ranked, leading journal in the field of epidemiology research. The articles with links are listed below. Of the original research articles those marked with a * were led or co-led by the Computational Medicine Research Team.

Metabolic profiling-multitude of technologies with great research potential, but (when) will translation emerge?
Ala-Korpela M, Davey Smith G. Int J Epidemiol. 2016 Oct;45(5):1311-1318.

*Metabolic profiling of alcohol consumption in 9778 young adults.
Würtz P, Cook S, Wang Q, Tiainen M, Tynkkynen T, Kangas AJ, Soininen P, Laitinen J, Viikari J, Kähönen M, Lehtimäki T, Perola M, Blankenberg S, Zeller T, Männistö S, Salomaa V, Järvelin MR, Raitakari OT, Ala-Korpela M, Leon DA. Int J Epidemiol. 2016 Oct;45(5):1493-1506.

*Effects of hormonal contraception on systemic metabolism: cross-sectional and longitudinal evidence.
Wang Q, Würtz P, Auro K, Morin-Papunen L, Kangas AJ, Soininen P, Tiainen M, Tynkkynen T, Joensuu A, Havulinna AS, Aalto K, Salmi M, Blankenberg S, Zeller T, Viikari J, Kähönen M, Lehtimäki T, Salomaa V, Jalkanen S, Järvelin MR, Perola M, Raitakari OT, Lawlor DA, Kettunen J, Ala-Korpela M. Int J Epidemiol. 2016 Oct;45(5):1445-1457.

Characterization of the metabolic profile associated with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D: a cross-sectional analysis in population-based data.
Vogt S, Wahl S, Kettunen J, Breitner S, Kastenmüller G, Gieger C, Suhre K, Waldenberger M, Kratzsch J, Perola M, Salomaa V, Blankenberg S, Zeller T, Soininen P, Kangas AJ, Peters A, Grallert H, Ala-Korpela M, Thorand B. Int J Epidemiol. 2016 Oct;45(5):1469-1481.

*Metabolic signatures of birthweight in 18 288 adolescents and adults.
Würtz P, Wang Q, Niironen M, Tynkkynen T, Tiainen M, Drenos F, Kangas AJ, Soininen P, Skilton MR, Heikkilä K, Pouta A, Kähönen M, Lehtimäki T, Rose RJ, Kajantie E, Perola M, Kaprio J, Eriksson JG, Raitakari OT, Lawlor DA, Davey Smith G, Järvelin MR, Ala-Korpela M, Auro K. Int J Epidemiol. 2016 Oct;45(5):1539-1550.

Prof. Ala-Korpela’s recent Blog about the themed issue can be found at

The Computational Medicine Research Team website is at

Last updated: 20.1.2017