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Polygyny and women's health in sub-Saharan Africa.
In this paper we review the literature on the association between polygyny and women's health in sub-Saharan Africa. We argue that polygyny is an example of "co-operative conflict" within households,Expand
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Health of indigenous peoples.
Indigenous populations worldwide are experiencing social, cultural, demographic, nutritional, and psychoemotional changes that have a profound impact on health. Regardless of their geographicalExpand
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Reproductive biology of female titi monkeys (Callicebus moloch) in captivity
Titi monkeys (Callicebus spp., Cebidae) are monogamous neotropical primates that live in family‐like groups typically consisting of an adult monogamous pair and one or two young. Knowledge about theExpand
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Interactions between metabolic and reproductive functions in the resumption of postpartum fecundity
Lactation has long been recognized as a major determinant of interbirth intervals. The temporal pattern of nursing has been proposed as the mechanism behind lactational amenorrhea. We present a newExpand
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Lactational amenorrhoea in well-nourished Toba women of Formosa, Argentina.
The proximate causes of the contraceptive effect of lactation are still a matter of productive debate. This study sought to disentangle the relative impact that intense breast-feeding practices andExpand
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C-peptide levels and the duration of lactational amenorrhea.
Changes in insulin sensitivity play an important role in directing metabolic energy toward milk production in lactating mammals. In rats, prolactin causes upregulation of insulin receptors in mammaryExpand
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Illness in breastfeeding infants relates to concentration of lactoferrin and secretory Immunoglobulin A in mother’s milk
Background and objectives: This study aims to better understand the relationship between immune compounds in human milk and infant health. We hypothesized that the concentration of immune compoundsExpand
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Criticisms of chlorination: social determinants of drinking water beliefs and practices among the Tz'utujil Maya.
OBJECTIVE To explore social determinants of drinking water beliefs and practices among the Tz'utujil Maya of Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala, through analysis of demographics, socioeconomic status,Expand
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Polygyny and women's health in rural Mali.
Women's social networks and social power are increasingly seen as important factors modulating their health in sub-Saharan Africa. Polygyny, a common marital structure in many societies, mediatesExpand
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Indigenous populations in transition: An evaluation of metabolic syndrome and its associated factors among the Toba of northern Argentina
Abstract Background: The health problems associated with rapidly changing lifestyles in indigenous populations, e.g. cardiovascular disease, are becoming a public health concern. Aim: The objectiveExpand
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