Organization profile

Organisation Profile

We study the molecular mechanisms by which diets, foods and diet-derived compounds mediate their effects on health and prevention of non-communicable diseases. Our main focus is on gut physiology, metabolism and microbiota. We are particularly interested in the effects of berries, plant-based foods and their polyphenols as well as dietary proteins on the development and risk of colorectal cancer. Our methodological approaches include cell cultures, animal models and clinical trials.      

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects 2004 2022

Publications 1997 2019

Differences in the dietary requirement for vitamin D among Caucasian and East African women at Northern latitude

Cashman, K. D., Ritz, C., Adebayo, F. A., Dowling, K. G., Itkonen, S. T., Öhman, T., Skaffari, E. J., Saarnio, E., Kiely, M. & Lamberg-Allardt, C. J. E., Sep 2019, In : European Journal of Nutrition. 58, 6, p. 2281–2291 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

D-vitamiinin liian vähäisen ja liiallisen saannin terveysvaikutukset

Lamberg-Allardt, C. & Itkonen, S. T., 2019, In : Suomen lääkärilehti. 74, 38, p. 2087-2091 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

D-vitamiinitilanne Suomessa ja saantisuositukset

Itkonen, S. T., Erkkola, M. & Lamberg-Allardt, C., 2019, In : Suomen lääkärilehti. 74, 38, p. 2081-2086 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Hyvät tavat kunniaan

Lehtovirta, M., 2019, In : Suomen lääkärilehti. 74, 17, p. 1088 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterProfessional

Activities 2001 2019

Public Health Nutrition (Journal)

Suvi Itkonen (Reviewer)
Apr 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

22nd Vitamin D Workshop

Suvi Itkonen (Attendee)
29 May 20191 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Journal)

Suvi Itkonen (Reviewer)
Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Journal of nutritional science (Journal)

Suvi Itkonen (Reviewer)
May 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Journal)

Suvi Itkonen (Reviewer)
Apr 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts