Professor Thomas has published over 250 articles. Using Google Scholar Citations, his publications have received over 9,000 citations generating an H-index of 53.
A selection of articles from international peer-reviewed journals highlighting the range of interests
XQ Lao, HB Deng, X Liu, TC Chan, Z Zhang, LY Chang, EK Yeoh, T Tam, MCS Wong, GN Thomas. Increased leisure-time physical activity associated with lower onset of diabetes in 44,828 adults with impaired fasting glucose: A population based prospective cohort study. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2018.
B Daly, KA Toulis, GN Thomas, K Gokhale, J Martin, J Webber, D Keerthy, K Jolly, P Saravanan, K Nirantharakumar. Increased risk of ischemic heart disease, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes in women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus, a target group in general practice for preventive interventions: A population-based cohort study. PLoS Med. 15(1):e1002488; 2018
R Caleyachetty, GN Thomas*, KA Toulis, N Mohammed, KM Gokhalea, K Balachandran, K Nirantharakumar. Metabolically healthy obese and incident cardiovascular disease events among 3.5 million men and women. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 70(12): 1429-1437; 2017
CM Wong, H Tsang, HK Lai, GN Thomas*, KB Lam, KP Chan, Q Zheng, JG Ayres, SY Lee, TH Lam, TQ Thach. Cancer mortality risks from long-term exposure to ambient fine particle. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. 25 (5): 839-845; 2016.
CM Wong, HK Lai, H Tsang, TQ Thach, GN Thomas, KB Lam, KP Chan, L Yang, AK Lau, JG Ayres, SY Lee, WM Chan, AJ Hedley, TH Lam. Satellite-based estimates of long-term exposure to fine particles and association with mortality in elderly Hong Kong residents. Environmental Health Perspectives. 123 (11): 1167-1172; 2015.
GN Thomas, MP Wang, SY Ho, KH Mak, KK Cheng, TH Lam. Adverse lifestyle leads to an annual excess of 2 million deaths in China. PLoS One. 26;9 (2):e89650; 2014
Bό Hartaigh, JA Bosch, D Carroll, K Hemming, S Pilz, A Loerbroks, ME Kleber, TB Grammer, JE Fischer, BO Boehm, W März, GN Thomas*. Evidence of a synergistic association between heart rate, inflammation, and cardiovascular mortality in patients undergoing coronary angiography. European Heart Journal. 34 (12):932-941; 2013.
T Arora, S Hussain, KBH Lam, GL Yao, GN Thomas, S Taheri. Exploring the complex pathways among specific types of technology, self-reported sleep duration and body mass index in UK adolescents. International Journal of Obesity. 37 (9): 1254-1260; 2013.
GN Thomas, B ό Hartaigh, J Bosch, S Pilz, A Loerbroks, ME Kleber, TB. Grammer, BO Böhm, W März Vitamin D levels predict all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in subjects with the metabolic syndrome: The Ludwigshafen Risk and
Cardiovascular Health (LURIC) Study. Diabetes Care. 35 (5):1158-1164; 2012.
GN Thomas*, DJ Macfarlane, B Guo, BMY Cheung, SM McGhee, KL Chou, JJ Deeks, TH Lam, B Tomlinson. Health promotion in older Chinese: 12-mo cluster RCT of pedometry and 'peer support'. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 44(6): 1157-1166; 2012.
GN Thomas*, AC Phillips, D Carroll, CR. Gale, GD Batty. The metabolic syndrome adds utility to the prediction of mortality over its components: the Vietnam Experience Study. Atherosclerosis. 210 (10): 256-261; 2010.
CQ Jiang, TH Lam, JM Lin, B Liu, XJ Yue, KK Cheng, B Tomlinson, KS Wong, BMY Cheung, GN Thomas*. An overview of the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study-Cardiovascular Disease Subcohort (GBCS-CVD): a platform for multidisciplinary collaboration. Journal of Human Hypertension. 24 (2):139-150; 2010.
GN Thomas*, AWL Hong, B Tomlinson, E Lau, CWK Lam, JE Sanderson, J Woo. Effects of Tai Chi and resistance training on cardiovascular risk factors in the elderly: A 12 month longitudinal, randomized, controlled intervention study. Clinical Endocrinology. 63:663-669; 2005.
SM McGhee, SY Ho, M Schooling, LM Ho, GN Thomas, AJ Hedley, KH Mak, R Peto, TH Lam. Mortality associated with passive smoking in Hong Kong. British Medical Journal. 330: 287-288; 2005.
GN Thomas, JW Lin, WWM Lam, B Tomlinson, V Yeung, JCN Chan, R Liu, and KS Wong. Increasing severity of cardiovascular risk factors with increasing middle cerebral artery stenotic involvement in Type 2 diabetic Chinese patients with asymptomatic cerebrovascular disease. Diabetes Care. 27 (5): 1121-1126; 2004.
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