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Hormones, Health and Behaviour: A Socio-Ecological and Lifespan Perspective

Edited By: Catherine Panter-Brick and Carol M Worthman

304 pages, 60 line illus, 14 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Oct 1998 | #85733 | ISBN: 0521573327
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Review of how hormones mediate in relationships between behaviour and health.

'This book is a wonderful advertisement for human biology as practiced by anthropologists. It is conceptually state-of-the-art, empirically rigorous and shows how basic research can enlighten practical concerns about health ! This book clearly deserves to be read by more than the small group of biological anthropologists who have pioneered extensive studies of hormones and health in field settings ! this book is a gem and a must read for the audience of AJHB.' Benjamin Campbell, American Journal of Human Biology 'I strongly recommend the book to my colleagues, particularly to those who are basic science researchers.' Istvan Merchenthaler, TEM 'This is an excellent volume that pulls together much of the existing research literature on hormones and health where data have been collected under realistic field conditions. It will provide graduate students and professionals a foundation for understanding this area of research and moving into it.' Human Biology ' ! this book is a gem !' American Journal of Human Biology 'There is both scientific interest and practical urgency behind the ideas and findings presented here ! it will inform graduate students and researchers interested in human sciences, human development, anthropology, epidemiology, public environmental and reproductive health.' Human Evolution


1. Contributions of biological anthropology to the study of hormones, health and behavior C. Panter-Brick and C. M. Worthman; 2. Hormonal correlates of personality and social contexts: from non-human to human primates R. M. Sapolsky; 3. Epidemiology of human development C. M. Worthman; 4. Family environment, stress and health during childhood M. V. Flinn; 5. Work and hormonal variation in subsistence and industrial contexts C. Panter-Brick and T. M. Pollard; 6. Reproductive ecology and reproductive cancers P. T. Ellison; 7. Diet, hormones and health: an evolutionary-ecological perspective P. L. Whitten; 8. Modernization, psychosocial factors, insulin and cardiovascular health S. T. McGarvey; Index.

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