“Can saliva microbiome predict adolescents’ body size?”
The Finnish Health in Teens study — Fin-HIT — is a cohort study including more than 10,000 Finnish adolescents in the age 9-12 years. Fin-HIT enables to study a series of etiological hypotheses regarding the role of exposures and mediating factors, including genetic susceptibility, epigenetics, and microbiota on the development of body size. This study will provide new extensive information on adolescents’ health in Finland. The collected research data will also be linked to national health registers.