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Shifts in subsistence type and its impact on the human skull's morphological integration
ConclusionsThe transition to softer diets increased morphological variation across cranial regions that are more exposed to masticatory strains effects. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - June 30, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Carolina Paschetta, Soledad De Azevedo, Marina González, Mirsha Quinto‐Sánchez, Celia Cintas, Hugo Varela, Jorge Gómez‐Valdés, Gabriela Sánchez‐Mejorada, Rolando González‐José Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Synthetic growth reference charts
ConclusionGenerating synthetic growth reference charts by incorporating information from a large set of reference growth studies seems suitable for populations with no autochthonous references at hand yet. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - June 30, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Michael Hermanussen, Karol Stec, Christian Aßmann, Christof Meigen, Stef Van Buuren Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Physical growth of the shuar: Height, Weight, and BMI references for an indigenous amazonian population
ConclusionsProviding a detailed reference of growth for the Shuar and other Amazonian populations, this study possesses direct clinical application and affords valuable insight into childhood health and the ecology of human growth. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - June 30, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Samuel S. Urlacher, Aaron D. Blackwell, Melissa A. Liebert, Felicia C. Madimenos, Tara J. Cepon‐Robins, Theresa E. Gildner, J. Josh Snodgrass, Lawrence S. Sugiyama Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Skin pigmentation variation among populations of West Maharashtra, India
ConclusionsOur results suggest that various factors may have contributed to pigmentation diversity across the Indian subcontinent. The lack of correlation between UVR and MI suggests that natural selection may not have played a significant role in shaping pigmentation variation across the subcontinent. We discuss other possible explanations, including metabolic conservation and cultural factors such as traditional social hierarchies and strict endogamy that have led to the development of population structure. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - June 30, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Manjari Jonnalagadda, Shantanu Ozarkar, Richa Ashma, Shaunak Kulkarni Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Impact of commercial farming on household reproductive strategies in Calakmul, Campeche, Mexico
ConclusionsFertility reductions in households that practice commercial versus those that practice subsistence agriculture were significant. Also, a “frontier” effect was observed that increased fertility over all, but HCA households were not as influenced by it. Am. J. Hum. Biol. 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - June 22, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Francisco D. Gurri, Allan Ortega‐Muñoz Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Osteocalcin and type 2 diabetes risk in Latinos: A life course approach.
ConclusionsOC was inversely associated with T2D risk in Latino adults; however, this pattern was not observed in children. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - June 19, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Zoe M. González‐García, Iftikhar J. Kullo, Dawn K. Coletta, Lawrence J. Mandarino, Gabriel Q. Shaibi Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Intergenerational changes in knee height among Maya mothers and their adult daughters from Merida, Mexico
ConclusionsThe relative increase in KH between mothers and daughters represents a portion of the expected change in growth in a group that has experienced few substantial improvements in their living conditions. Some improvements in childhood living conditions resulting from the intergenerational transition from rural to urban environments seem to be linked to a modest, but statistically significant intergenerational increase in KH among Maya women in Merida. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - June 19, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Hugo Azcorra, Luis RodrÍguez, Maria inês Varela‐Silva, Sudip Datta Banik, Federico Dickinson Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Socioeconomic status and sex ratios at birth in Sweden: No evidence for a trivers–willard effect for a wide range of status indicators
ConclusionsWe conclude that no substantive relationship between socioeconomic status and sex ratios exists for the population and period of our study. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - June 19, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Martin Kolk, Sebastian Schnettler Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Hemoglobin levels and blood pressure are associated in rural black africans
ConclusionsB‐hgb is associated with BP in rural black Africans. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - June 19, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Jon B. Rasmussen, David L. Mwaniki, Lydia U. Kaduka, Mike K. Boit, Knut Borch‐Johnsen, Henrik Friis, Dirk L. Christensen Tags: Short Report Source Type: research

Analysis of locus D9S1120 and its genetic admixture correlation in seven argentina native american ethnic groups
ConclusionsAutosomal‐based genetic admixture showed that the studied communities have considerable European and Native America contributions. Our results concerning D9S1120 further contribute to a better understanding of the admixture process between Sub Saharan African, Native American, and European individuals that shaped the genetic background of Argentinean extant population. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - June 19, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Mariela Caputo, Daniel Corach Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

High‐protein meal challenge reveals the association between the salivary cortisol response and metabolic syndrome in police officers
ConclusionsReduced cortisol response to a high‐protein meal challenge may be associated with MetSyn. Future longitudinal studies could provide useful evidence for planning intervention studies on cardiovascular risk among police officers. Am. J. Hum. Biol. 00:000–000, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - June 19, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Penelope Baughman, Michael E. Andrew, Cecil M. Burchfiel, Desta Fekedulegn, Tara A. Hartley, John M. Violanti, Diane B. Miller Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Maya paleodemographics: What do we know?
ConclusionsThere are indications of a demographic change between the Late‐Terminal Classic and Post‐Classic periods. Life expectancies are lower than 30 years, a high infant mortality and low adult survival after 50 years is shown. The Post‐Classic period is characterized by population rearrangements and mobility. Results obtained for both Chac Mool series showed deterioration in health and reduced life expectancy and fertility levels from one period to another. El Meco and Xcambó series showed differences with Chac Mool's due to higher growth rates. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: ...
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - June 19, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Patricia Olga Hernández Espinoza, Lourdes Márquez Morfín Tags: Review Source Type: research

Developmental trajectories of aggressive behavior in children from ages 8 to 10: The role of sex and hormones
ConclusionsOur results highlight the importance of studying aggressive behavior from a longitudinal perspective, taking into account sex differences and biological measures. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - June 19, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Aitziber Azurmendi, Eider Pascual‐Sagastizabal, Ana I. Vergara, Jose M. Muñoz, Paloma Braza, Rosario Carreras, Francisco Braza, José R. Sánchez‐Martín Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Crossing the peninsula: The role of Noh Bec, Yucatán, in ancient Maya Classic Period population dynamics from an analysis of dental morphology and Sr isotopes
ConclusionsDental morphology and 87Sr/86Sr ratios indicate intense population dynamics in the peninsula during the Maya Classic period. Despite the different nature of the dental and isotopic indicators, results agree with archaeological evidence and with proposed trade routes in the peninsula. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - June 19, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Andrea Cucina, T. Douglas Price, Evelia Magaña Peralta, Thelma Sierra Sosa Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - June 11, 2015 Category: Biology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Blind spot: How neoliberalism infiltrated global health. By Salmaan Keshavjee, Foreword by Paul Farmer. 288 pp. Oakland: University of California Press. 2014. $65.00 (cloth), $29.95 (paper or e‐book)
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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - June 2, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Kristin E. Yarris Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Mestizo Genomics: Race Mixture, Nation, and Science in Latin America. Edited by Peter Wade, Carlos López Beltrán, Eduardo Restrepo, and Ricardo Ventura Santos. 320 pp. Durham: Duke University Press. 2014. $94.95 (cloth), $25.95 (paper).
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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - June 2, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Mónica Sans Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Association between age at menarche and autistic traits in Turkish university students
ConclusionThese findings suggest that there may be a common developmental mechanism between delayed menarche and autistic traits, possibly through elevated levels of prenatal androgens. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - May 20, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Arzu Hergüner, Sabri Hergüner Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Household environment and behavioral determinants of respiratory tract infection in infants and young children in northern bangladesh
ConclusionsIn environments with a heavy reliance on solid biomass fuels, the amount of time a child spends near the stove during cooking may be an important risk for RTI. These novel findings from Bangladesh warrant further investigation of mother‐infant behaviors during cooking in relation to child health, to ascertain whether the association is likely to be causal. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - May 20, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: S. Pieta K. Nasanen‐Gilmore, Subir Saha, Izaz Rasul, Emily K. Rousham Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Bioarchaeological and Forensic Perspectives on Violence: How Violent Death is Interpreted from Skeletal Remains. Edited by Debra L. Martin and Cheryl P. Anderson. 329 pp. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2014. $99.00 (cloth), $79.00 (e‐book).
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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - May 6, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Margaret A. Judd Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Romania's Abandoned Children: Deprivation, Brain Development, and the Struggle for Recovery. By Charles A. Nelson, Nathan A. Fox, and Charles H. Zeanah. 416 pp. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 2014. $29.95 (cloth).
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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - May 6, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Melissa A. Liebert Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

High prevalence of cannabis use among Aka foragers of the Congo Basin and its possible relationship to helminthiasis
ConclusionsThe prevalence of cannabis use among adult Aka men was high when compared to most global populations. THCA levels were negatively correlated with parasite infection and reinfection, supporting the self‐medication hypothesis. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - May 6, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Casey J. Roulette, Mirdad Kazanji, Sébastien Breurec, Edward H. Hagen Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Timing of birth: Parsimony favors strategic over dysregulated parturition
ConclusionsStrategic parturition explains observed data for which the dysregulated parturition narrative offers no prediction—the timing of birth among gestations stressed at term. Our narrative may help explain why findings from studies examining associations between population‐ and/or individual‐level stressors and preterm birth are generally mixed. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - May 6, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Ralph Catalano, Julia Goodman, Claire Margerison‐Zilko, April Falconi, Alison Gemmill, Deborah Karasek, Elizabeth Anderson Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Short‐term reproducibility and variability of the pupillographic sleepiness test
ConclusionsWe conclude that recordings of the PST have a good reproducibility and low intra‐ and inter‐individual variability compared to subjective scales of sleepiness or the Multiple Sleep Latency Test. The PST is thus a viable method to measure daytime sleepiness objectively. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - May 6, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Barbara Wilhelm, Evelyn Bittner, Anna Hofmann, Andreas Koerner, Tobias Peters, Holger Lüdtke, Helmut Wilhelm Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Impact of modernization on adult body composition on five islands of varying economic development in vanuatu
ConclusionsWe conclude that Vanuatu is undergoing an uneven and rapid health transition resulting in increased prevalence of obesity, and that women are at greatest risk for developing obesity‐related chronic diseases in urbanized areas in Vanuatu. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - May 6, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Kathryn M. Olszowy, Alysa Pomer, Kelsey N. Dancause, Cheng Sun, Harold Silverman, Gwang Lee, Chim W. Chan, Len Tarivonda, Ralph Regenvanu, Akira Kaneko, Charles A. Weitz, J. Koji Lum, Ralph M. Garruto Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Surname‐Inferred andean ancestry is associated with child stature and limb lengths at high altitude in Peru, but not at sea level
ConclusionsGreater Andean ancestry is associated with shorter stature and limb measurements at high but not low altitude. Gene‐environment interactions between high altitude and Andean ancestry may exacerbate the trade‐off between chest dimensions and stature that was proposed previously, though we could not test this directly. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 The Authors American Journal of Human Biology Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - May 6, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Emma Pomeroy, Jonathan C.K. Wells, Sanja Stanojevic, J. Jaime Miranda, Lorna G. Moore, Tim J. Cole, Jay T. Stock Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Breastfeeding over two years is associated with longer birth intervals, but not measures of growth or health, among children in Kilimanjaro, TZ
ConclusionsWe suggest that these relationships may support the recently rekindled birth spacing hypothesis, positing selection for longer interbirth intervals, rather than, or in addition to, more direct health benefits associated with breastfeeding for 2 or more years. Our results may indicate attenuating health benefits associated with longer breastfeeding. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - May 6, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Siobhán M. Mattison, Katherine Wander, Katie Hinde Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Relationship between maternal and newborn endothelial function and oxidative stress
ConclusionStudy findings suggest that under physiological conditions, enhanced endothelial function and/or oxidative stress in the mother may impact on normal fetal development. Future studies are recommended, employing larger sample sizes, a more extensive set of markers of oxidative stress, and comparisons of complicated versus normal pregnancies. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - May 6, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Isabella Echeverri, José Guillermo Ortega–Ávila, Mildrey Mosquera, Andrés Castillo, Eliécer Jiménez, Milton Fabian Suárez‐Ortegon, Julio Cesar Mateus, Cecilia Aguilar‐de Plata Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Is the area of the orbital opening in humans related to climate?
ConclusionsThese data may support the hypothesized association between size of the orbital opening and adaptation to different climatic conditions, but only in males. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - May 6, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Agnieszka Tomaszewska, Barbara Kwiatkowska, Rimantas Jankauskas Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Molar morphology and the expression of Carabelli's trait in 45,X females
ConclusionsThe shortage of one X chromosome in females has an influence on the morphology of the lingual cingulum region of the maxillary first permanent molar during tooth crown development. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - April 18, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Mitsuko Nakayama, Raija Lähdesmäki, Ahti Niinimaa, Lassi Alvesalo Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - April 18, 2015 Category: Biology Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - April 18, 2015 Category: Biology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Self‐reported aggressiveness is not related to developmental instability
ConclusionsOur findings for people living in Turkey did not support the hypothesis that aggressiveness, as a signal of evolutionary fitness, is related to developmental instability. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - April 18, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Barış Özener, Derya Atamtürk, İzzet Duyar Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Woman's body symmetry and oxidative stress in the first trimester of pregnancy
ConclusionThe level of OS is likely to be a substantial and important fitness trait, and FA may convey information on the level of OS in women. The result confirms that FA is an indicator of biological condition, as suggested by an evolutionary approach to morphological human traits perceived as attractive. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - April 18, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Agnieszka Żelaźniewicz, Judyta Nowak, Bogusław Pawłowski Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

New specific bioelectrical impedance vector reference values for assessing body composition in the Italian‐Spanish young adult population
ConclusionsThese population and age‐related differences indicate the need for new specific tolerance ellipses that can be used as references for assessing body composition in young adults from Western Mediterranean populations. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - April 18, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Maria E. Ibáñez, Elena Mereu, Roberto Buffa, Emanuela Gualdi‐Russo, Luciana Zaccagni, Stefano Cossu, Esther Rebato, Elisabetta Marini Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Dried Blood Spots: Applications and Techniques. Edited by Wenkui Li and Mike S. Lee. 376 pp. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. 2014. $125.00 (cloth), $100.99 (e‐book).
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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 31, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Geeta Eick Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Dehydroepiandrosterone and multiple measures of functional immunity in young adults
ConclusionsWhile interactions with other hormones did not significantly relate with immune function measures in this sample, DHEA and DHEA‐S did differentially impact multiple branches of the immune system. Generally characterized as immunosupportive in action, DHEA is shown to inhibit certain facets of innate and cell‐mediated immunity, suggesting a more complex role in regulating immunocompetence. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 31, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Sean P. Prall, Michael P. Muehlenbein Tags: Short Report Source Type: research

Breast size and asymmetry during pregnancy in dependence of a fetus's sex
ConclusionPregnancy‐induced breast volume increase is a better cue of a fetus's sex than breast asymmetry or breast size per se, i.e., the traits that are supposed to indicate a woman's biological condition. Women with a larger increase in breast size during pregnancy are more likely to carry to term a more ecologically vulnerable male fetus. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 31, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Agnieszka Żelaźniewicz, Bogusław Pawłowski Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing. Edited by Diana Kuh, Rachel Cooper, Rebecca Hardy, Marcus Richards, and Yoav Ben‐Shlomo. 304 pp. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 2014. $75.00 (paper).
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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 30, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Paul Kowal Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Digit ratio (2D:4D), aggression, and dominance in the Hadza and the Datoga of Tanzania
ConclusionsWe discuss our findings with reference to differences in mating systems between the two small‐scale societies and previous findings of Western and other small‐scale societies. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 30, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Marina Butovskaya, Valentina Burkova, Dmitry Karelin, Bernhard Fink Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Evolution in Four Dimensions: Genetic, Epigenetic, Behavioral, and Symbolic Variation in the History of Life (Revised Edition). Edited by Eva Jablonka and Marion J. Lamb. 576 pp. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 2014. $29.95 (paper), $20.95 (e‐book).
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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 30, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Aaron D. Blackwel Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Silent Violence: Global Health, Malaria, and Child Survival in Tanzania. Edited by Vinay R. Kamat. 320 pp. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press. 2013. $34.95 (paper).
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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 30, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Crystal L. Patil Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Gross motor coordination and weight status of Portuguese children aged 6–14 years
ConclusionsThese centile curves can be used as reference data in Portuguese children and youth, aged 6–14 years. Being overweight or obese was a major limitation in MC tests and, therefore, of the children's health‐ and performance‐related physical fitness. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 26, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: António M. Antunes, José A. Maia, Mikis D. Stasinopoulos, Élvio R. Gouveia, Martine A. Thomis, Johan A. Lefevre, Alexandra Q. Teixeira, Duarte L. Freitas Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Meta‐analysis of Brazilian genetic admixture and comparison with other Latin America countries
ConclusionsAdmixture proportions vary greatly among Brazilian populations and also through Latin America. More studies in the Center‐West, North and NE regions are needed to capture a more complete picture of the genomic ancestry of Brazil. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 26, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Ronald Rodrigues de Moura, Antonio Victor Campos Coelho, Valdir de Queiroz Balbino, Sergio Crovella, Lucas André Cavalcanti Brandão Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Being born after your brother is not a disadvantage: Reproductive success does not depend on the sex of the preceding sibling
ConclusionsOur results suggest that potential immunological and nutritional disadvantages experienced during prenatal life by individuals born after male siblings do not have long‐lasting effects in modern, well‐nourished populations. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 25, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Karolina Puskarczyk, Andrzej Galbarczyk, Magdalena Klimek, Ilona Nenko, Ludwik Odrzywołek, Grazyna Jasienska Tags: Short Report Source Type: research

Influence of physical activity on the association between the FTO variant rs9939609 and adiposity in young adults
ConclusionsThis study reveals interactions between rs9939609 and PA on obesity indices in Portuguese young adults, suggesting a change in the different body components (lean and fat mass) depending on the FTO genotypes. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 25, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Magdalena Muc, Cristina Padez, Licínio Manco Tags: Short Report Source Type: research

Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in rural elderly of Asian Indian origin
ConclusionIt seems reasonable to argue that MS is considerably high in the rural elderly of Asian Indian origin and early intervention is warranted to avoid further escalation in cardiovascular disease. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 25, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Tanmay Nag, Arnab Ghosh Tags: Short Report Source Type: research

The cobb collection: Current status and future research directions
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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 23, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Fatimah L.C. Jackson Tags: Letter to editor Source Type: research

Physical strength and dance attractiveness: Further evidence for an association in men, but not in women
ConclusionsThe replication of previous research investigating relationships between dance attractiveness and physical strength in men corroborates the hypothesis that dance movements provide information about male quality. We argue that these relationships are interpretable in contexts of inter‐ and intra‐sexual selection. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 7, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Bettina Weege, Michael N. Pham, Todd K. Shackelford, Bernhard Fink Tags: Short Report Source Type: research

Factors that discriminate age at menopause: A study of Bengali Hindu women of West Bengal
ConclusionWe concluded that reproductive factors discriminate the three different menopausal age groups for this study population. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 7, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Doyel Dasgupta, Baidyanath Pal, Subha Ray Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research