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Inverse associations between cardiometabolic risk factors and 25‐hydroxyvitamin D in obese American children and adolescents
ConclusionVitamin D deficiency is prevalent in obese American children. There was evidence that some cardiometabolic risk factors including lipid levels and oxidized LDL levels were significantly inversely associated with 25(OH)D concentration in our sample. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - May 2, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Miryoung Lee, James R. Ebert, Madhavi P. Kadakia, Jin Zhang, Stefan A. Czerwinski Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The association between low blood lead levels and the prevalence of prehypertension among nonhypertensive adults in Korea
ConclusionsOur large, cross‐sectional, nationwide study revealed that blood lead levels below the threshold for the harmful effects of lead were significantly associated with prehypertension. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - April 28, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Wanhyung Lee, Jin‐ha Yoon, Jaehoon Roh, Seunghyun Lee, Hongdeok Seok, June‐hee Lee, Pil Kyun Jung, Jeongbae Rhie, Jong‐uk Won Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Association between sedentary behavior time and waist‐to‐height ratio in preschool children
ConclusionsOur data suggested that boys classified as having higher SB were more likely to having more central obesity. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 17, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Jorge Mota, Sandra Silva Dos Santos, Amanda Santos, André Seabra, Susana Vale Tags: Short Report Source Type: research

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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 16, 2016 Category: Biology Tags: Review Source Type: research

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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 16, 2016 Category: Biology Tags: Review Source Type: research

Human Biology association: Program of the 41st Annual Meeting to be held in Atlanta, GA Marriott Marquis Hotel April 13–14, 2016
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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 16, 2016 Category: Biology Tags: Review Source Type: research

Proceedings of the Human Biology Association 40th Annual Meeting, Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, St. Louis, MO, March 25‐26, 2015
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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 16, 2016 Category: Biology Tags: Book Reviews Source Type: research

American Journal Of Human Biology, Volume 28, Issue 2, March/April 2016
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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 16, 2016 Category: Biology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

The influence of birth season on mortality in the United States
ConclusionsThese results were consistent with those for some developed countries, but not entirely with those for contemporary developing countries and developed countries of the past. Simple mechanisms based on the perinatal environment cannot account for the inconsistent results. We suggest that family background may play some, but not an exhaustive, role in the relationship between birth season and mortality. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 4, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Kitae Sohn Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Y chromosome diversity in a linguistic isolate (Mirandese, NE Portugal)
ConclusionsMirandese speakers display a Y chromosome gene pool that shows a subtle differentiation from neighboring populations, mainly attributable to the assimilation of lineages ascribed to be of Jewish ancestry. Although not revealing signs of geographic/linguistic isolation, no clear affinities with other Astur–Leonese populations were detected. The results suggest that in Miranda language sharing is not accompanied by significant gene flow between populations from both sides of the political border. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 4, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Sofia L. Marques, Leonor Gusmão, Antonio Amorim, Maria João Prata, Luis Alvarez Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Changes in the mandibular angle during adulthood in South Africans
ConclusionsTooth loss and not aging is associated with an increase in the mandibular angle. Masculinity and being from African ancestry provided some protection against an increase in the mandibular angle with tooth loss. The accentuated increase in the mandibular angle when an even occlusion pattern was disturbed supports the notion that an uneven loss of teeth was indeed associated with inefficient mastication. The unexpected decrease in angle noted in females with aging but limited tooth loss may be indicative of constructive changes beyond puberty. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: Ameri...
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 4, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Anna C. Oettlé, René Ehlers, Maryna Steyn Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Disappearing seasonality in birthweight
ConclusionsWhatever causes the seasonality has lost its influence in Korea. Replication studies can determine whether other countries exhibit the same patterns. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 4, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Kitae Sohn Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Maternal phenotype, independent of family economic capital, predicts educational attainment in lowland nepalese children
ConclusionsOur analysis demonstrates that, independent of broader indices of family capital such as land or material assets, children's educational attainment is associated with factors embodied in maternal phenotype. Both somatic and educational maternal capital appeared important. A composite index of maternal capital could provide a new measurable proxy, prior to school entry, for identifying children at risk of completing fewer years of schooling. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 4, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Akanksha A. Marphatia, Delan Devakumar, Jonathan C.K. Wells, Naomi Saville, Alice Reid, Anthony Costello, Dharma S Manandhar, David Osrin Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Automated quantification of abdominal adiposity by magnetic resonance imaging
ConclusionThe fully‐automated algorithm presented in the paper provides an accurate and reliable assessment of abdominal fat without human intervention. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 4, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Jingjing Sun, Bugao Xu, Jeanne Freeland‐Graves Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Leukocyte changes across menstruation, ovulation, and mid‐luteal phase and association with sex hormone variation
ConclusionsPeripheral leukocyte changes taking place in the second half of the cycle are already observable on the day of ovulation and they are associated with sex hormone variation. We speculate that these changes may lead to increased immune protection against pathogens at a time when fertilization and implantation typically occur. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 4, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Judyta Nowak, Barbara Borkowska, Boguslaw Pawlowski Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

What does the mean menarcheal age mean?—An analysis of temporal pattern in variability in a historical swiss population from the 19th and 20th centuries
ConclusionThis study provided evidence for a secular trend in various statistical parameters for age at menarche since the 19th century. Furthermore, the results of the analysis of temporal pattern in variability revealed that the secular trend in menarcheal age happened in two phases. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 4, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Andreas Lehmann, Christiane Scheffler Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

The potential role of irisin in the thermoregulatory responses to mild cold exposure in adults
ConclusionsMild cold exposure increased vasoconstriction with a drop in IET and these were related. Greater irisin was related to a greater fasting fat oxidation in the absence of shivering. A potential gender bias in thermoregulation was noted. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - March 4, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Emily K. Calton, Mario J. Soares, Anthony P. James, Richard J. Woodman Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Evaluation of the relative accuracy of anthropometric indicators to assess body fatness as measured by air displacement plethysmography in Indian women
ConclusionsBMI and AC were the best performing indicators of adiposity among the indicators studied. AC, being a single measurement, is practical and a good choice. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - February 19, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Deethu Sara Varghese, S. Sreedhar, N. Balakrishna, Y. Venkata Ramana Tags: Short Report Source Type: research

Families and Child Health. Edited by Nancy S. Landale, Susan M. McHale, and Alan Booth. 232pp. New York: Springer. 2013. $149.00 (cloth), $109.00 (e‐book).
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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - February 12, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Heather H. McClure Tags: Book Reviews Source Type: research

Evolutionary medicine. By Stephen C. Stearns and Ruslan Medzhitov. 280 pp. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates. 2016. $68.95 (paper).
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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - February 12, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Daniel E. Lieberman Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Ancestors in our genome: The new science of human evolution. By Eugene E. Harris. 248 pp. New York: Oxford University Press. 2015. $29.95 (cloth).
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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - February 12, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Kirstin N. Sterner Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Blood pressure and the capacity‐load model in 8‐year‐old children from Nepal: Testing the contributions of kidney size and intergenerational effects
ConclusionsOur data provide support for the capacity‐load model of blood pressure in Nepalese children. Fetal and postnatal growth and kidney dimensions all contribute to metabolic capacity. Maternal phenotype contributed to offspring capacity and load, but these associations did not propagate to blood pressure. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 The Authors American Journal of Human Biology Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - February 5, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Jonathan C.K. Wells, Delan Devakumar, Carlos S. Grijalva‐Eternod, Dharma S. Manandhar, Anthony Costello, David Osrin Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Is the twin‐singleton difference in BMI related to the difference in birth weight? A register‐based birth cohort study of Norwegian males
ConclusionsMale twins born in Norway during 1967 to 1984 had lower BMI at the military conscription than had singletons, and a part of this difference may probably be attributed to lower intrauterine growth rate among twins. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - January 22, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Willy Eriksen, Kristian Tambs Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - January 4, 2016 Category: Biology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Tattooing to “Toughen up”: Tattoo experience and secretory immunoglobulin A
ConclusionsOur data suggest that the body habituates over time to the tattooing stressor. It is possible that individuals with healthy immune systems heal faster, making them more likely to get multiple tattoos. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - January 2, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Christopher D. Lynn, Johnna T. Dominguez, Jason A. Decaro Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

A three‐dimensional geometric morphometrics view of the cranial shape variation and population history in the New World
ConclusionsThe three approaches used in this study highlight the importance of local processes especially in Baja California, and caution against the use of overly simplistic models when searching for the number of migration events. The results stress the complexity of the settlement of the Americas as well as the mosaic nature of the processes involved in this process. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - January 2, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Manon Galland, Martin Friess Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Association of genetic variants with skin pigmentation phenotype among populations of west Maharashtra, India
ConclusionsOnly rs1426654 is significantly associated with MI in each individual population; however, rs1426654, rs1042602, and rs16891982 are significantly associated with pigmentation in the broader West Maharashtra region after controlling for population and social group, with rs1426654 (SLC24A5) explaining the majority of the observed variation. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - January 2, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Manjari Jonnalagadda, Heather Norton, Shantanu Ozarkar, Shaunak Kulkarni, Richa Ashma Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Growth of the pectoral girdle in a sample of juveniles from the kellis 2 cemetery, Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt
ConclusionsChanges in scapular body shape during ontogeny may be a reflection of the greater alterations taking place in the integrated morphology of the pectoral girdle during the biomechanical shift from crawling to bipedalism. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - January 2, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Michele M. Bleuze, Sandra M. Wheeler, Lana J. Williams, Tosha L. Dupras Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Genetic determinants of cardiometabolic risk factors in rural families in Brazil
ConclusionsTo some phenotypes, including lipids, hypertension, blood pressure, and anthropometric traits, genetic contribution is important in the determination of cardiometabolic risk factors. This study provides a foundation for future studies. These will mainly focus on rare variants that could describe the genetic mechanisms influencing cardiometabolic risk. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - January 2, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Geórgia G. Pena, Angel Martinez‐Perez, Míriam Santos Dutra, Andrea Gazzinelli, Rodrigo Corrêa‐Oliveira, José M. Soria, Gustavo Velasquez‐Melendez Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Does allostatic load calculation method matter? Evaluation of different methods and individual biomarkers functioning by race/ethnicity and educational level
ConclusionsThese findings highlight the continued importance of studying the concept of “weathering” or allostatic load at the population level and need to better understand how population groups facing exclusion from economic, social, and political power may internalize this position which may cause early health deterioration and ultimate mortality chance through different expression of health insults and premature aging. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - January 2, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Jeffrey T. Howard, P. Johnelle Sparks Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Basics in human evolution. Edited by Michael P. Muehlenbein. 584 pp. London: Academic Press. 2015. $120.00 (cloth).
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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - January 2, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Cara Ocobock Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

C‐reactive protein increases with gestational age during pregnancy among Chinese women
ConclusionWe concluded that CRP increased with gestational age among healthy Chinese women who delivered healthy infants. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - January 2, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Zuguo Mei, Hongtian Li, Mary K. Serdula, RAFAEL C. Flores‐Ayala, Linlin Wang, Jian‐Meng Liu, Laurence M. Grummer‐Strawn Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Disentangling the associations between parental BMI and offspring body composition using the four‐component model
ConclusionsWe found variable associations between parental BMI and offspring body composition. Associations were generally stronger for maternal than paternal BMI, and paternal associations appeared to differ between sons and daughters. In this cohort, the mother's BMI was statistically significantly associated with her child's body composition but the father's BMI was only associated with the body composition of his sons. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 The Authors American Journal of Human Biology Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - January 2, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Delan Devakumar, Carlos Grijalva‐Eternod, Mario Cortina‐Borja, Jane Williams, Mary Fewtrell, Jonathan Wells Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Heterogeneity identified at birth and blood pressure in adulthood
ConclusionsThese associations are much stronger than those identified using conventional methods. CDDmr is likely to be useful for studying the dynamics of developmental programming particularly in large cohort studies where birth weight is often the only indicator of programming available. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - January 2, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Timothy B. Gage, Furrina F. Lee, Erin K. O'Neill, JEFF Napierala, Gregory Dirienzo Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Assessment of cardiovascular disease risk factors in a genetically homogenous population of Parsi Zoroastrians in the United States: A pilot study
ConclusionThese preliminary data show significant additive genetic effects on CVD‐related phenotypes in this population. Our findings represent the first epidemiological data in Parsi Zoroastrians in the United States and offer excellent promise for future genetic studies in this population. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - January 2, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Itzel Vazquez‐Vidal, Geetha Chittoor, Sandra Laston, Sobha Puppala, Zeeba Kayani, Kaizeen Mody, Anthony G. Comuzzie, Shelley A. Cole, V. Saroja Voruganti Tags: Short Report Source Type: research

Reduced morning cortisol concentration in saliva was associated with obesity: Evidence from community‐dwelling adults in papua new guinea
ConclusionsPapua New Guinean adults with increased accumulation of body fat showed reduced cortisol concentration in morning saliva. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - January 2, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Ayako Morita, Kazumi Natsuhara, Gwendalyn Vengiau, Cindy Chia‐Jung Chen, Shingo Odani, Tsukasa Inaoka, Kiyoshi Tadokoro, Kazuhiro Suda, Takuro Furusawa, Peter Siba, Suparat Phuanukoonnon, Masahiro Umezaki Tags: Short Report Source Type: research

Salivary but not blood cortisol excretion is associated with metabolic biomarkers in healthy young women
ConclusionsTriglycerides, HDL, and especially HbA1c were associated with salivary cortisol secretor status but not with DBS cortisol concentrations. These results suggest that blood and saliva cortisol measures might provide different health outcome information, and that salivary cortisol secretor status may provide additional information on health status. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - January 2, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Shoko Konishi, Kathleen A. O'Connor Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Cardiorespiratory fitness is related to metabolic risk independent of physical activity in boys but not girls from Southern Brazil
ConclusionWe conclude that CRF is independently and inversely related to metabolic risk in boys, but physical activity either mediates or confounds the association between CRF and metabolic risk in girls. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - January 2, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Danilo Silva, André O. Werneck, Paul Collings, Crisieli M. Tomeleri, RôMulo A. Fernandes, Enio Ronque, Danielle Venturini, Décio S. Barbosa, Manuel J. Coelho‐E‐Silva, Luís B. Sardinha, Edilson S. Cyrino Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

What could you do with 400 years of biological history on african americans? Evaluating the potential scientific benefit of systematic studies of dental and skeletal materials on African Americans from the 17th through 20th centuries
ConclusionsThe 4Cs dataset is ideal for interdisciplinary “next generation” science research and these data represent a unique step toward the accumulation of historically contextualized Big Data on an underrepresented group known to have experienced differential survival over time. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2016. © 2016 The Authors American Journal of Human Biology Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - January 2, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: Fatimah Jackson, Latifa Jackson, Christopher Cross, Cameron Clarke Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Residential context, institutional alloparental care, and child growth in Jamaica
ConclusionsYounger children who lived with family members had better growth measurements than their peers living in institutional settings. However, improved growth measures for children living in one home were correlated to nonconventional counseling practices, and nutritional policies that mirror some aspects of familial care. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - December 17, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Robin G. Nelson Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Birth weight predicted baseline muscular efficiency, but not response of energy expenditure to calorie restriction: An empirical test of the predictive adaptive response hypothesis
ConclusionsBirth size did not influence the sensitivity of metabolic demands to fasting—neither at rest nor during activity. Moreover, small birth size predicted a reduction in the efficiency with which muscles convert energy expended into work accomplished. These results do not support the ascription of adaptive function to phenotypes associated with small birth size. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - December 17, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Megan Workman, Jack Baker, Jane B. Lancaster, Christine Mermier, Joe Alcock Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

BaAka women's health and subsistence practices in transitional conservation economies: Variation with age, household size, and food security
ConclusionsHere, we identify older BaAka women, caring for their own children and grandchildren, as particularly vulnerable to economic changes and food insecurity. We found older women, especially those in a community with greater restrictions on access to forest resources to have more dependents, reduced market integration, and low BMI relative to younger women in the population. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - December 17, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Carolyn A. Jost Robinson, Melissa J. Remis Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Girls’ physical activity and sedentary behaviors: Does sexual maturation matter? A cross‐sectional study with HBSC 2010 Portuguese survey
ConclusionSpecific interventions should be designed for girls to increase their physical activity participation and decrease time spent on the computer, for post‐menarcheal girls in particular. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - December 1, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Adilson Marques, Cátia Branquinho, Margarida Gaspar De Matos Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Adiponectin, hemoglobin, and cardiovascular risk in an indigenous siberian population
ConclusionsThis investigation provides some support for the involvement of hypoxia‐related dysregulation of adiponectin associated with obesity and potentially cardiovascular disease. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - November 23, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Elizabeth A. Streeter, Erica C. Squires, William R. Leonard, Larissa A. Tarskaia, Tatiana M. Klimova, Valentina I. Fedorova, Marina E. Baltakhinova, Vadim G. Krivoshapkin, J. Josh Snodgrass Tags: Short Report Source Type: research

The 5 Things You Need to Know about Statistics: Quantification in Ethnographic Research. By William W. Dressler. 176 pp. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press. 2015. $99.00 (cloth), $26.95 (paper or e‐book) .
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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - November 20, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Jeremy M. Koster Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Measuring Happiness: The Economics of Well‐Being. By Joachim Weimann, Andreas Knabe, and Ronnie Schöb. Translated by Brian Browne. 224 pp. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. 2015. $27.95 (cloth), $19.95 (e‐book).
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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - November 20, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Gary D. James Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

The Shape of Thought: How Mental Adaptations Evolve. By H. Clark Barrett. 416 pp. New York: Oxford University Press. 2015. $99.00 (cloth), $29.95 (paper) .
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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - November 20, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Peter B. Gray Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Applied Evolutionary Anthropology: Darwinian Approaches to Contemporary World Issues. Edited by Mhairi A. Gibson and David W. Lawson. 299 pp. New York: Springer. 2014. $129.00 (cloth), $99.00 (e‐book) .
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Source: American Journal of Human Biology - November 20, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Adam H. Boyette Tags: Book Review Source Type: research

Developmental patterns of bilateral asymmetry in ancestral puebloans
ConclusionsOur findings support the hypothesis that BA in long bones is influenced by environmental stressors that impact an individual's ability to produce symmetric morphological traits over the lifespan. Right‐biased BA in the upper limb bones indicates that this variation from a symmetric ideal is strongly influenced by handedness resulting from habitual manual activities. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - November 14, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Erin B. Waxenbaum, Kendra A. Sirak Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research

Physical fitness differences between rural and urban children from western Kenya
ConclusionsAlthough differences in endurance and body composition are marked between urban and rural groups, strength and flexibility are not always correlated with overall activity levels. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: American Journal of Human Biology)
Source: American Journal of Human Biology - November 1, 2015 Category: Biology Authors: Eric R. Castillo, Meshack K. Sang, Timothy K. Sigei, Heather L. Dingwall, Paul Okutoyi, Robert Ojiambo, Erik R. Otárola‐Castillo, Yannis Pitsiladis, Daniel E. Lieberman Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research