Per June 2014 I am engaged in the following research projects:
«Fit for delivery». MK Torstveit is a research partner and member of the steering committee in this comprehensive randomized, controlled study in the south of Norway investigating the effect of a physical activity- and nutrition based intervention during pregnancy and postpartum. This project is funded from the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority.
«Fit for delivery and beyond. A study of physical activity and health during pregnancy and the postpartum period». MK Torstveit is the main supervisor for one PhD student involved in this supplementary project of the main project «Fit for Delivery». This supplementary project is funded from the Faculty of Health and Sports Sciences, UIA via the Ministry of Culture.
«Active and Healthy Youth»[«Aktiv Ungdom med Overskudd»]. MK Torstveit is one of two principal investigators leading this school-based cluster randomized intervention study promoting healthy diet and activity patterns, aiming to prevent DE among adolescents. External funded from Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder County, and the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NIF).
«The Active in South Project»[«Aktiv i Sør»] and «the Kartlegging Aktivitet Norge (KAN) project». MK Torstveit is the main supervisor for one PhD student involved in these projects investigating body composition and health related physical fitness in adult and elderly Norwegians. The Phd student is external funded from “Senter for omsorgsforskning Sør/Agder Research”
«Physical fitness and physical function among elderly». MK Torstveit is co-supervisor for one PhD student leading this project investigating traditional- versus functional strength training and the effects on muscular strength and power among elderly. Funded from the University of Agder.
«OSTEOACTIVE;Quality of life and physical function in patients with osteoporosis». MK Torstveit is co-supervisor for one PhD student involved in this project investigating the effect of active rehabilitation on physical function and quality of life among patients with low bone mineral density and a previous fracture. Funded from the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority.
«Towards a Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyle».MK Torstveit is the co-supervisor for one PhD student involved in this project investigating selected healthy and sustainable lifestyle – behaviors related to nutrition and physical activity. External funded from the Ugland research fond.
«Strong. Strength Training and Eating Disorders». MK Torstveit is one of three principal investigators. This multicenter study includes researchers from the University of Agder, Telemark University College and the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. At present two pilot projects have been external funded from the Telemark University College and the University of Agder. Research applications will be sent NFR and Extrastiftelsen during the spring 2014.
«Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) – a Nordic Multicenter Study».MK Torstveit is one of three principal investigators. This multicenter study includes at present researchers from Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The project-plan will be written and applications for funding will be sent during spring and autumn 2014.
· Research Group for Physiologic Adaptation in Sport and Physical Activity (PASPA)at the University of Agder (UIA)
· Sustainable Lifestyles research groupat the University of Agder (UIA)
· SEP-HEP research group; Sport and Exercise Psychology: Health, Education, and Performanceat the University of Agder (UIA)
Cand. Scient., Idrettsmedisin/fysisk aktivitet og helse, Norges idrettshøgskole, 1999
Medlem av: the Norwegian Sports Medicine Medical Association (NIMF, Dnlf), Agder Sports Medicine Forum (ASMF), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), The European College of Sport Sciences (ECSS), and The Norwegian Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)
Hakestad KA, Nordsletten L,Torstveit MK, Risberg MA.Postmenopausal women with osteopenia and a healed wrist fracture have reduced physical function and quality of life compared to a matched, healthy control group with no fracture. A cross-sectional study with a control group.BMC Womens' Health, accepted, June, 2014.
Hakestad KA,Torstveit MK, Nordsletten L, Axelsson Å, Risberg MA.Exercises including weight vests and a patient education program for women with osteopenia. A feasibility study of the OsteoACTIVE rehabilitation program.Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, accepted, May, 2014.
Melin A,Torstveit MK, Burke L, Marks S, Sundgot-Borgen J.Disordered eating and eating disorders in aquatic sports. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, accepted, February, 2014
Stea TH, Knutsen T,Torstveit MK.Short Time in Bed is Associated with Several Health Risk Behaviors and Poor Academic Achievement among Norwegian Adolescents. Sleep Medicine, accepted, January, 2014.
Martinsen M, Holme I, Pensgaard AM,Torstveit MK, Sundgot-Borgen J.The development of the Eating Disorder in Sport Questionnaire (EDS-Q).Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, accepted, December 2013.
Sagedal LR, Øverby NC, Lohne-Seiler H, Bere E,Torstveit MK, Henriksen T, Vistad I.Study protocol: fit for delivery - can a lifestyle intervention in pregnancy result in measurable health benefits for mothers and newborns? A randomized controlled trial.BMC Public Health. 2013 Feb 13;13:132.
Lohne-Seiler H,Torstveit MK, Anderssen SA.Traditional- versus Functional Strength Training. Effects on Muscular Strength and Power among Elderly.J Aging Phys Act. 2013 Jan;21(1):51-70
Ekstrand J,Torstveit MK.Stress fractures in elite male football players.Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2012 Jun;22(3):341-6.
Torstveit MK, Sundgot-Borgen J.Are under- and overweight female elite athletes thin and fat? A controlled study.Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2012 May;44(5):949-57.
Lohne-Seiler H &Torstveit MK.Viktigheten av fysisk aktivitet og trening blant eldre.Norsk Epidemiologi 2012; 22 (2): xx-yy .
Sundgot-Borgen J. &Torstveit MK.Aspects of disordered eating continuum in elite high intensity sports. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 20, Suppl 2:112-21, 2010.
Øyen J,Torstveit MK, Sundgot-Borgen J.Self-reported versus diagnosed stress fractures in Norwegian female elite athletes. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, number 8 (1): 130-135, 2009.
Torstveit MK, Rosenvinge J, Sundgot-Borgen J. Prevalence of eating disorders and the predictive power of risk factor models in female elite athletes: a controlled study. Scand J Med Sci Sports. Feb;18(1):108-18, 2008.
Sundgot-Borgen J. &Torstveit MK.The female football player, disordered eating, menstrual function and bone health. British J Sports Med, 41 (suppl I): i68-i72, 2007.
Torstveit MK, Sundgot-Borgen J.Response to letters.Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 38 (5):1022, 2006.
Torstveit MK, Sundgot-Borgen J.The female athlete triad revisited: response. Med Sci Sports Exerc. Sep;37(9):1644, 2005.
Torstveit MK, Sundgot-Borgen J. The Female Athlete Triad Exists in Both Elite Athletes and Non-Athletic Controls. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Exerc. Sep;37(9):1449-59, 2005.
Torstveit MK, Sundgot-Borgen J. Low bone mass is 2 to 3 times more prevalent in non-athletic premenopausal women than in elite athletes: A comprehensive controlled study. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 39 (5), 2005.
Torstveit MK, Sundgot-Borgen J. Participation in leanness sports but not training volume is associated with menstrual dysfunction: A national survey of 1276 elite athletes and controls. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 39: 141-147, 2005.
Torstveit MK, Sundgot-Borgen J. The Female Athlete Triad: Are Elite Athletes at Increased Risk? Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 37 (2): 184-193, 2005.
Kolle E, Torstveit MK, Sundgot-Borgen J. Bone Mineral Density in Norwegian Premenopausal Women. Published online in Osteoporosis International; October 2004.
Belander O.,Torstveit MK., Sundgot-Borgen J.Seks av ti unge kvinner og halvparten av norske jenter innfrir nasjonale anbefalinger for fysisk aktivitet.[How many Norwegian girls and young women fulfil the recommendations for physical activity?].The journal of the Norwegian medical association, 19: 2488-9, 2004.
Sundgot-Borgen J,Torstveit MK, Skårderud F.Spiseforstyrrelser i idretten [Eating disorders in Athletes].The Journal of the Norwegian medical association, 16: 2126-2129, 2004.
Sundgot-Borgen J,Torstveit MK.The prevalence ofeating disorders is higher in elite athletes than in the general population.Clin J Sport Med. Jan; 14 (1): 25-32. 2004.
Sundgot-Borgen J, Fasting K,Torstveit MK, Berglund B, Brackenridge C.Sexual harassment and eating disorders in female elite athletes - a controlled study.Scand J Med Sci Sports. 13 (5): 330-5, 2003.
Torstveit MK.Skjelettets adaptasjon til mekanisk belastning.[Bone’s adaption to mechanical loading.]The journal of the Norwegian medical association, 21; 122: 2112-15, 2002.
Sundgot-BorgenJ, Berglund B,Torstveit MK.Nutritional supplements in Norwegian elite athletes - impact of international ranking and advisors.Scand J Med Sci Sports, 12: 1-7, 2002.
Søgaard AJ, Bø K,Klungland M, Koster Jacobsen B.A review of Norwegian studies-how much do we exercise during our leisure time? The journal of the Norwegian medical association 20;120 (28):3439-46, 2000
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