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Broadly, my main research interests are in the associations between physical activity and various health outcomes in women, as well as childhood physical fitness and nutritional status. Currently my research is based on the Million Women Study Cohort. My earlier work was based on the "Health of the Nation Study" in South Africa.

You can find a list of my publications below, articles citing my publications can be viewed via Google Scholar and you can follow my work via Academia.edu.

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Articles:  [top]

Original research contributions in journals or published conference proceedings.

 
[9] J.K.C. Lai, R.M. Lucas, M.E.G. Armstrong, E. Banks (2013). Prospective observational study of physical functioning, physical activity and time outdoors and the risk of hip fracture: A population based cohort study of 158 057 older adults in the 45 and Up Study. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 28(10):2222-2231.
 
[8] M.E.G. Armstrong, B.J. Cairns, E. Banks, J. Green, G.K. Reeves and V. Beral, for the Million Women Study Collaborators (2012). Different effects of age, adiposity and physical activity on the risk of ankle, wrist and hip fractures in postmenopausal women. Bone 50(6):1394-1400. Full text
 
[7] M.E.G. Armstrong, M.I. Lambert, E.V. Lambert (2011). Secular trends in the prevalence of stunting, overweight and obesity among South African children (1994-2004). European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 65(7):835-840. Full text
 
[6] X.-S. Wang, M.E.G. Armstrong, B.J. Cairns, T.J. Key and R.C. Travis (2011). Shift work and chronic disease: the epidemiological evidence. Occupational Medicine 61:78-89. Full text
 
[5] M.E.G. Armstrong, E.V. Lambert, M.I. Lambert (2011). Physical Fitness of South African Primary School Children, 6 to 13 years of age: Discovery Vitality Health of the Nation Study. Perceptual and Motor Skills 113(3):999-1016. Full text
 
[4] M.E.G. Armstrong, B.J. Cairns, J. Green, G.K. Reeves and V. Beral (2011). Reported frequency of physical activity in a large epidemiological study: relationship to specific activities and repeatability over time. BMC medical research methodology 11(1):97. Full text
 
[3] M.E.G. Armstrong, E.A. Spencer, B.J. Cairns, E. Banks, K. Pirie, J. Green, F.L. Wright, G.K. Reeves and V. Beral, for the Million Women Study Collaborators (2011). Body mass index and physical activity in relation to the incidence of hip fracture in postmenopausal women. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 26(6):1330-1338. Full text
 
[2] T. Hew-Butler, M. Collins, A. Bosch, K. Sharwood, G. Wilson, M.E.G. Armstrong, C. Jennings, J. Swart, T. Noakes (2007). Maintenance of plasma volume and serum sodium concentration despite body weight loss in ironman triathletes. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine 17(2):116-122. Full text
 
[1] M.E.G. Armstrong, M.I. Lambert, K.A. Sharwood, E.V. Lambert (2006). Obesity and overweight in South African primary school children - the Health of the Nation Study. Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa 11(2):53-63. Full text
 

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Abstracts, Letters and other publications in print or online.

 
[b] X.-S. Wang, M.E.G. Armstrong, B.J. Cairns, T.J. Key and R.C. Travis (2011). Reply. Occupational Medicine 61:444. (Response to: P.J. Nicholson (2011). Shift work and chronic disease: the epidemiological evidence. Occupational Medicine 61:443-444.)
 
[a] M.E.G. Armstrong, E.A. Spencer, B.J. Cairns, V. Beral, for the Million Women Study Collaborators (2010). Abstract. Different effects of body mass index and physical activity on the risk of ankle, wrist and hip fractures in postmenopausal women. J Epidemiol Community Health 64:A28.
 

Software:  [top]

 
[B] M.E.G. Armstrong (2006). The Sports Science Institute of South Africa Rugby Fitness Assessment, Testing and Analysis Kit, version 1.0.
 
[A] M.E.G. Armstrong (2005). The South African Health of the Nation software, version 1.0.