Cross-cultural correlations of childhood growth and adult breast cancer.


:International differences in breast cancer incidence and mortality, and studies on Japanese migrants to the United States, point to the importance of environmental factors, including diet and nutrition, in the etiology of breast cancer. Some studies have suggested that dietary patterns in early life are important to the long-term risk of breast cancer. Given that human growth is partially a function of early dietary intake, cross-cultural correlations between breast cancer rates and anthropometric variables measured at different times in childhood provide additional information about the association of early nutrition and cancer. In this study, the associations between food consumption and anthropometric variables, and childhood growth patterns (attained size at age) and adult breast cancer rates, were considered. Data from cross-sectional growth studies conducted during the years 1956-1971 on children aged 6-18 years were obtained for age-specific stature, sitting height, weight, triceps skinfold thickness, arm and chest circumferences, and biacromial and biiliac diameters. National food consumption data were obtained from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and socioeconomic status indicators from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Cancer incidence data for the years 1972-1977 were obtained from regional cancer registries reported by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), and mortality data for 1978 were obtained from national cancer registries around the world. Significant correlations were seen between national food consumption data and childhood growth (attained size at age); between cancer incidence and age-specific stature (r = 0.68), weight (r = 0.59), triceps skinfold thickness (r = 0.78), and biacromial width (r = 0.84); and between mortality and age-specific stature (r = 0.77), weight (r = 0.75), and biacromial width (r = 0.78). In general, the correlation coefficients of the observed anthropometric variables with breast cancer increase with increasing age and become highly significant at ages 13-14 years, reflecting cumulative childhood nutritional intake.


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  • Isotopic evidence for age-related immigration to imperial Rome.

    abstract::Oxygen stable isotope ratios (delta(18)O) have been determined in carbonate in paired first and third molar teeth from individuals (N = 61) who lived in the town of Portus Romae ("Portus") and who were buried in the necropolis of Isola Sacra (First to Third centuries AD) near Rome, Italy. We compare these analyses wit...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 历史文章,杂志文章


    authors: Prowse TL,Schwarcz HP,Garnsey P,Knyf M,Macchiarelli R,Bondioli L

    更新日期:2007-04-01 00:00:00

  • Modernization and the onset of overweight and obesity in Bougainville and Solomon Islands children: cross-sectional and longitudinal comparisons between 1966 and 1986.

    abstract::This set of cross-sectional and longitudinal data from children and young adults in certain Bougainville and Solomon Islands populations undergoing rapid modernization during the period 1966-1986 reveals very different responses to essentially the same stimuli-the introduction and widespread availability of western di...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Weitz CA,Friedlaender FR,Van Horn A,Friedlaender JS

    更新日期:2012-11-01 00:00:00

  • Hypothesis: a selective advantage for cystic fibrosis heterozygotes.

    abstract::European populations have both a particularly long history of pulmonary tuberculosis and extremely high frequencies of cystic fibrosis (CF). While carriers of the recessive gene are asymptomatic for CF disease, their fibroblasts produce excessive amounts of hyaluronic acid, whose role in successful isolation of virule...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 历史文章,杂志文章


    authors: Meindl RS

    更新日期:1987-09-01 00:00:00

  • Fragmentation of the Québec population genetic pool (Canada): evidence from the genetic contribution of founders per region in the 17th and 18th centuries.

    abstract::The 6 million French-Canadians of Québec derive from a relatively small number of founders. Consequently, some hereditary diseases, which may or may not present a worldwide distribution, have been detected in high frequency in this population. Several studies, however, indicate a nonuniform distribution of these disea...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gagnon A,Heyer E

    更新日期:2001-01-01 00:00:00

  • Morphological integration of the cranium in Homo, Pan, and Hylobates and the evolution of hominoid facial structures.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Modern humans diverge from other extant hominids (chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans) in a series of craniofacial morphological features. Like hylobatids, they possess a face with a reduced subnasal prognathism that is associated with a globular basicranium. These traits are not independent, as the skull ...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Neaux D

    更新日期:2017-04-01 00:00:00

  • Twinning and heteropaternity in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes).

    abstract::Unlike monozygotic (MZ) twins, dizygotic (DZ) twins develop from separate ova. The resulting twins can have different sires if the fertilizing sperm comes from different males. Routine paternity testing of a pair of same-sexed chimpanzee twins born to a female housed with two males indicated that the twins were sired ...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ely JJ,Frels WI,Howell S,Izard MK,Keeling ME,Lee DR

    更新日期:2006-05-01 00:00:00

  • Ecological significance of hypometabolism in nonhuman primates: allometry, adaptation, and deviant diets.

    abstract::The "Kleiber relationship" describes the interspecific allometry between body size and metabolism. Like other allometric relationships, the Kleiber relationship not only summarizes scaling effects across species but also provides a standard by which species can be compared. One well-noted deviation from the Kleiber re...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kurland JA,Pearson JD

    更新日期:1986-12-01 00:00:00

  • Human manipulative behavior in the Central European Late Eneolithic and Early Bronze Age: humeral bilateral asymmetry.

    abstract::It is assumed that the transition from the Late Eneolithic to the Early Bronze Age in Central Europe was associated with substantial changes in subsistence and the perception of gender differences. However, the archeological record itself does not entirely support this model. Alternatively, this transition may be inte...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sládek V,Berner M,Sosna D,Sailer R

    更新日期:2007-05-01 00:00:00

  • Variation in the human bicondylar angle.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Investigations of the human femoral bicondylar angle have largely focused on interspecific differences and intrapopulation variation. This analysis assesses the range of variation in the bicondylar angle in humans across four populations, examining the effects of population, sex and age. MATERIALS AND METHO...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Waxenbaum EB,Stock MK

    更新日期:2016-06-01 00:00:00

  • Genetic risk for earlier menarche also influences peripubertal body mass index.

    abstract::It is unclear whether earlier age at menarche is associated with higher body mass index (BMI) because they share a common genetic underpinning. We investigated the impact of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) influencing menarche timing on peripubertal BMI. For 556 Fels Longitudinal Study children (277 boys/279 gi...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Johnson W,Choh AC,Curran JE,Czerwinski SA,Bellis C,Dyer TD,Blangero J,Towne B,Demerath EW

    更新日期:2013-01-01 00:00:00

  • Estimating age from adult occlusal wear: a modification of the miles method.

    abstract::The Miles method of age estimation relies on molar wear to estimate age and is widely used in bioarcheological contexts. However, because the method requires physical seriation and a sample of subadults to estimate wear rates it cannot be applied to many samples. Here, we modify the Miles method by scoring occlusal we...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gilmore CC,Grote MN

    更新日期:2012-10-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of lactation on the time-budgets and foraging patterns of female black howlers (Alouatta pigra).

    abstract::Lactation is an energy demanding phase in the reproductive cycle of female mammals. For this reason, several studies have assessed the effects of lactation on female behavior. In this study we examine the influence of lactation on the time-budgets and foraging patterns of female black howlers (Alouatta pigra) in Campe...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Dias PA,Rangel-Negrín A,Canales-Espinosa D

    更新日期:2011-05-01 00:00:00

  • Genetic diversity of JC virus in the modern Filipino population: implications for the peopling of the Philippines.

    abstract::The Philippines is generally believed to have been established by various peoples who migrated from neighboring areas. To gain new insights into the peopling of the Philippines, we used the JC virus (JCV) genotyping approach. We collected about 50 urine samples on each of two representative islands of the Philippines,...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 历史文章,杂志文章


    authors: Miranda JJ,Sugimoto C,Paraguison R,Takasaka T,Zheng HY,Yogo Y

    更新日期:2003-02-01 00:00:00

  • Rib remodeling dynamics in a skeletal population from Kulubnarti, Nubia.

    abstract::Bone remodeling variables in the rib were analyzed for a skeletal population of medieval antiquity (ca. A.D. 550-1450) from Kulubnarti, in Sudanese Nubia. The skeletal remains are naturally mummified and in an excellent state of preservation. The study sample consists of thin sections from the ribs of 80 individuals, ...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mulhern DM

    更新日期:2000-04-01 00:00:00

  • Sex and race differences in finger ridge-count correlations.

    abstract::Correlations between ridge-counts on the ten fingers were compared by race and sex in 11 samples representing Negroes and Caucasians: five from subsaharan Africa, one American Black, three European, one American White and one from India. The samples of European ancestry showed no consistent sex difference in mean corr...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Jantz RL

    更新日期:1977-01-01 00:00:00

  • Genetic structure and sex-biased gene flow in the history of southern African populations.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We investigated the genetic history of southern African populations with a special focus on their paternal history. We reexamined previous claims that the Y-chromosome haplogroup E1b1b (E-M293) was brought to southern Africa by pastoralists from eastern Africa, and investigated patterns of sex-biased gene fl...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bajić V,Barbieri C,Hübner A,Güldemann T,Naumann C,Gerlach L,Berthold F,Nakagawa H,Mpoloka SW,Roewer L,Purps J,Stoneking M,Pakendorf B

    更新日期:2018-11-01 00:00:00

  • Cold-water diving in the tropics? External auditory exostoses among the pre-Columbian inhabitants of Panama.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The appearance of external auditory exostoses archaeologically has been attributed to aquatic activities in middle latitudes. However, recent clinical research implicates low sea surface temperatures, especially below a threshold of 19°C, as a stronger predictor of ear exostosis development than latitude. He...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 历史文章,杂志文章


    authors: Smith-Guzmán NE,Cooke RG

    更新日期:2019-03-01 00:00:00

  • The structural and motivational role of the unique lip-flip movement in the gelada (Theropithecus gelada) facial display repertoire.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Human language represents an extreme form of communicative complexity. Primate facial display complexity, which depends upon facial mobility, can be used as a model for the study of the evolution of communicative complexity. The gelada (Theropithecus gelada) is the only primate that can produce a lip-flip ev...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lazow SP,Bergman TJ

    更新日期:2020-06-01 00:00:00

  • Blood groups of Roms (Gypsies) in Czechoslovakia.

    abstract::Blood groups in 2,935 Roms (Gypsies) of East Slovakia show the following frequencies of phenotypes and genes: A1A2BO phentopes: A1--32.91%, A2--2.42%, B--25.21%, O--30.15%, A1B--8.45%, A2B--0.85%, A1--0.2363, A2--0.0217, B--0.1929, O--0.5491. MN phenotypes: M--27.16%, MN--51.60%, N--21.23%, m--0.5297, n--0.4703. RH ph...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bernasovský I,Suchý J,Bernasovská K,Vargová T

    更新日期:1976-09-01 00:00:00

  • Corrigenda to "estimation of stature from long limb bones of American Whites and Negroes," American Journal Physical Anthropology (1952).

    abstract::The amount of disparity between the lengths of the radii and ulnae of 177 Negro female skeletons of the Terry Collection was questioned. An error was found and corrections have been made in the relevant statistics and tables. ...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Trotter M,Gleser GC

    更新日期:1977-09-01 00:00:00

  • Prevalence and possible etiology of dental enamel hypoplasia.

    abstract::Two hundred black and white adult human skeletons and 200 living black and white children from the greater Cleveland area were examined for evidence of enamel hypoplasia. Enamel hypoplasia, present in varying expressings (pits, lines and grooves), was found to be more prevalent in both skeletal samples, than in the li...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: El-Najjar MY,DeSanti MV,Ozebek L

    更新日期:1978-02-01 00:00:00

  • Biomechanics of cross-sectional size and shape in the hominoid mandibular corpus.

    abstract::Mandibular cross sections of Pan, Pongo, Gorilla, Homo, and two fossil specimens of Paranthropus were examined by computed tomography (CT) to determine the biomechanical properties of the hominoid mandibular corpus. Images obtained by CT reveal that while the fossil hominids do not differ significantly from extant hom...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Daegling DJ

    更新日期:1989-09-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of age and sex on the amount and distribution of mineral in Eskimo tibiae.

    abstract::The bone mineral content (BMC), bone width, and cross-sectional moment of inertia (CSMI) of 141 Alaskan Eskimo tibias were measured using photon absorptiometry. The effects of age and sex on the bones' structural properties were studied. It was found that in women, BMC decreased by 50% between the third and sixth deca...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Martin RB,Burr DB,Schaffler MB

    更新日期:1985-08-01 00:00:00

  • Platyrrhine incisors and diet.

    abstract::Despite the relatively large size of anthropoid incisors in relation to the remainder of the dental arcade, and their prominent role in the preprocessing of food prior to ingestion, comparatively little is known about the functional morphology of anthropoid incisor shape and crown curvature. The relationship between i...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Deane A

    更新日期:2012-06-01 00:00:00

  • Estimation of the most likely number of individuals from commingled human skeletal remains.

    abstract::This study examines quantification techniques applicable to human skeletal remains, and in particular the Lincoln index (LI), the minimum number of individuals (MNI), and what we refer to as the most likely number of individuals (MLNI), which is a modification of the LI by Chapman ([1951] Univ. Calif. Publ. Stat. 1:13...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Adams BJ,Konigsberg LW

    更新日期:2004-10-01 00:00:00

  • Isolation by distance in Middle Dalmatia-Yugoslavia.

    abstract::Parameters of Malécot's isolation-by-distance model are estimated for biological (anthropometric head and body dimensions, morphometric dimensions of metacarpal bones, quantitative and qualitative dermatoglyphic traits, and physiological/cardiorespiratory/variables) and linguistic distances and migrational kinship on ...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rudan P,Simić D,Smolej-Narancić N,Bennett LA,Janićijević B,Jovanović V,Lethbridge MF,Milicić J,Roberts DF,Sujoldzić A

    更新日期:1987-11-01 00:00:00

  • Population continuity or population change: formation of the ancient Egyptian state.

    abstract::The origins of the ancient Egyptian state and its formation have received much attention through analysis of mortuary contexts, skeletal material, and trade. Genetic diversity was analyzed by studying craniometric variation within a series of six time-successive Egyptian populations in order to investigate the evidenc...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 历史文章,杂志文章


    authors: Zakrzewski SR

    更新日期:2007-04-01 00:00:00

  • Simian crease incidence and the correlation with thenar and hypothenar pattern types in Swedish patients with trisomy 21 (Down's syndrome).

    abstract::In the present study the frequency of the simian crease among 57 Down patients is compared to the corresponding figures of related and unrelated individuals. A study of the correlation with the dermatoglyphic patterns of the thenar and hypothenar areas is presented, the palm print classification being carried out acco...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rignell A

    更新日期:1987-03-01 00:00:00

  • Optimal birthweights in Peruvian populations at high and low altitudes.

    abstract::This study tests the hypothesis that optimum birthweight for survival is lower among hospital-born infants in Puno, Peru (altitude 3860 m) than that among their counterparts at low altitude in Tacna, Peru (altitude 600 m). The data are derived from hospital birth records for 1971 and 1972 and municipal death records f...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Beall CM

    更新日期:1981-11-01 00:00:00

  • Human temporal bone from the lower Paleolithic site of Castel di Guido, near Rome, Italy.

    abstract::The Castel di Guido site, with an estimated age of approximately 300,000 years, has yielded abundant animal remains, Acheulian stone and bone bifaces, and small tools. On the surface of the original deposit, turned over by agricultural activities, fragments of human remains were discovered between 1980 and 1986, inclu...

    journal_title:American journal of physical anthropology

    pub_type: 历史文章,杂志文章


    authors: Mallegni F,Radmilli AM

    更新日期:1988-06-01 00:00:00