Child and adolescent health promotion
The Child and Adolescent Health Promotion group studies celiac disease in children as well as other intestinal and autoimmune diseases. The group also focuses on obesity and obesity-related comorbidities.
Background & Aims:
Currently, autoimmune and intestinal diseases and obesity-related problems are becoming more common in children and adolescents. Early screening and detection of these diseases is important, as well as promoting an optimal and healthy diet. Prevention is the most effective means to improving the health of children and adolescents. The Child and Adolescent Health Promotion group participates in several major national and international research consortiums that aim to find triggers and possible interventions for common autoimmune diseases.
The Child and Adolescent Health Promotion group is a team of senior researchers and PhD students with expertise from the fields of pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and health promotion. The research group is located at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology and the University Consortium of Seinäjoki.
– Pre- and perinatal factors contributing to obesity and obesity-related comorbidities
– Pediatric obesity and fatty-liver disease
– Prevention, early diagnosis and effective treatment of chronic diseases related to the intestine and nutrition
– Triggers and possible interventions for common autoimmune diseases
– Celiac disease screening, early diagnosis and treatment in children
The Child and Adolescent Health Promotion group collaborates with numerous national universities and research projects, such as DIPP and TEDDY studies on type 1 diabetes. The research group has worked in collaboration with the Current Care Guidelines with regards to Celiac Disease. The group leader is a core member of the Celiac Disease Group of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) and the International Society for the Study of Celiac Disease.
Group leader Kalle Kurppa, MD, PhD, Professor of Promotion of Child and Adolescent Health
Tampere University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology