Publications

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Nenko IBriga M, Micek A, Jasienska G. 2022. From January to June: Birth seasonality across two centuries in a rural Polish community. Scientific Reports (In press)

Nenko I, Chapman SN, Lahdenperä M, Pettay JE, Lummaa V. 2021. Will granny save me? Birth status, survival, and the role of grandmothers in historical Finland. Evolution and Human Behavior 42: 239-246

Sancilio A, Jasienska G, Panter-Brick C, Ziomkiewicz A, Nenko I, Bribiescas RG. 2021. Accelerated senescence as a cost of reproduction: Testing associations between oxidative stress and reproductive effort in rural and urban women. American Journal of Human Biology e23537

Klimek M, Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Jasienska G. 2021. Biomarkers of fetal conditions: finger ridge-counts, facial fluctuating asymmetry, and digit ratio (2D:4D) – are they correlated in women? American Journal of Physical Anthropology 174: 224-231

Milkowska K, Nenko I, Klimek M, Galbarczyk A, Jasienska G. 2020. Season of birth and biomarkers of early-life environment. American Journal of Human Biology e23502

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). 2020. Height and body-mass index trajectories of school-aged children and adolescents from 1985 to 2019 in 200 countries: Pooled analysis of 2,182 population-based studies with 65 million participants. The Lancet (in press)

Fischer Pedersen JK, Klimek M, Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Sobocki J, Christensen DL, Jasienska G. 2020. Digit ratio (2D:4D) is not related to cardiovascular diseases or their risk factors in menopausal women. American Journal of Human Biology e23505

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). 2020. Repositioning of the global epicentre of non-optimal cholesterol. Nature, 582: ‏ 73-+

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). 2020. National trends in total cholesterol obscure heterogeneous changes in HDL and non-HDL cholesterol and total-to-HDL cholesterol ratio: a pooled analysis of 458 population-based studies in Asian and Western countries. International Journal of Epidemiology, 49: 173-192

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). 2019. Rising rural body-mass index is the main driver of the global obesity epidemic in adults. Nature 569: 260-+

Galbarczyk A, Klimek M, Nenko I, Jasienska G. 2019. Sons may be bad for maternal health at older age: New evidence for costs of reproduction in humans. The Journals of Gerontology Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences,74: 648-651

Nenko I, Hayward AD, Simons MJP, Lummaa V. 2018. Early-life environment and differences in costs of reproduction in a preindustrial human population, PloS ONE, 13: e0207236

Kuna B, Galbarczyk A, Klimek M, Nenko I, Jasienska G. 2018. Age difference between parents influences parity and number of sons. American Journal of Human Biology: e23095

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). 2018. Contributions of mean and shape of blood pressure distribution to worldwide trends and variations in raised blood pressure: a pooled analysis of 1018 population-based studies with 88·6 million participants. International Journal of Epidemiology 47: 872–883i

Marcinkowska UM, Little AC, Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Klimek M, Jasienska G. 2018. Costs of reproduction are reflected in women’s faces: post-menopausal women with fewer children are perceived as more attractive, healthier and younger than women with more children. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 165: 589-593

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). 2017. Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128·9 million children, adolescents, and adults. The Lancet 390: 2627-2642

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). 2017. Worldwide trends in blood pressure from 1975 to 2015: a pooled analysis of 1479 population-based measurement studies with 19·1 million participants. The Lancet 389: 37-55

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). 2016. A century of trends in adult human height. eLife 5: e13410

Klimek M, Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Jasienska G. 2016. Women with more feminine digit ratio (2D:4D) have higher reproductive success. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 160: 549-555

Towner MC, Nenko I, Walton SE. 2016. Why Do Women Stop Reproducing before Menopause? A Life History Approach to Age at Last Birth. Philosphical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371: 20150147

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). 2016. Trends in adult body-mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: a pooled analysis of 1698 population-based measurement studies with 19.2 million participants. Lancet 387: 1377-1396

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). 2016. Worldwide trends in diabetes since 1980: pooled analysis of 751 population-based measurement studies with over 4.4 million participants. Lancet 387: 1513-1530

Alvarado LC, Muller MN, Thompson ME, Klimek M, Nenko I, Jasienska G. 2015. The Paternal Provisioning Hypothesis: effects of workload and testosterone production on men’s musculature. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 158: 19-35

Puskarczyk K, Galbarczyk A, Klimek M, Nenko I, Odrzywołek L, Jasienska G. 2015. Being born after your brother is not a disadvantage: Reproductive success does not depend on the sex of the preceding sibling. American Journal of Human Biology 27: 731-733

Colleran H, Jasienska G, Nenko I, Galbarczyk A, Mace R. 2015. Fertility decline and the changing dynamics of wealth, status and inequality. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 282:
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Hayward AD, Nenko I, Lummaa V. 2015. Early-life reproduction is associated with increased mortality risk but enhanced lifetime fitness in pre-industrial humans. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 282: 20143053

Jasienska G, Ellison PT, Galbarczyk A, Jasienski M, Kalemba-Drozdz M, Kapiszewska M, Nenko I, Thune I, Ziomkiewicz A. 2015. Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) polymorphism is related to differences in potential fertility in women: a case of antagonistic pleiotropy? Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 282: 20142395

Klimek M,  Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Alvarado LC, Jasienska G. 2014. Men with masculine 2nd to 4th digit ratio (2D:4D) have larger size at birth and during childhood, higher testosterone levels and higher reproductive success. Annals of Human Biology 41: 518-523

Colleran H, Jasienska G, Nenko I, Galbarczyk A, Mace R. 2014. Community level education accelerates the cultural evolution of fertility decline. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 281: 20132732

Nenko I, Hayward AD, Lummaa V. 2014. The effect of socio-economic status and food availability on first birth interval in a preindustrial human population. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 281: 20132319

Clancy KBH, Klein LD, Ziomkiewicz A, Nenko I, Jasienska G, Bribiescas RG. 2013. Relationships between biomarkers of inflammation, ovarian steroids, and age at menarche in a rural Polish sample. American Journal of Human Biology 25: 389-398

Nenko I & Jasienska G. 2013. First birth interval, an indicator of energetic status, is a predictor of reproductive strategy. American Journal of Human Biology 25: 78-82

Nenko I & Jasienska G. 2011. Costs of reproduction in relation to women health and lifespan. In: Environment and hormone (im)balance in women. Causes of variation in the concentration of sex hormones. Oficyna Wydawnicza AFM, Kraków, Vol. I: 105-118 (in Polish)

Nenko I & Jasienska G. 2009. Relationship between fertility and body size and shape: An empirical test of the Covert Maternal Depletion Syndrome hypothesis. American Journal of Human Biology 21: 520-52

Jasienska G, Kapiszewska M, Ellison PT, Kalemba M, Nenko I, Thune I, Ziomkiewicz A. 2006. CYP17 Genotypes Differ in Salivary 17-ß Estradiol Levels: a Study Based on Hormonal Profiles From Entire Menstrual Cycles. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 15: 2131-2135

Jasienska G, Nenko I, Jasienski M. 2006. Daughters Increase Longevity of Fathers, but Daughters and Sons Equally Reduce Longevity of Mothers. American Journal of Human Biology 18: 422-425

Clancy KBH, Nenko I, Jasienska G. 2006. Menstruation Does Not Cause Anemia: Endometrial Thickness Correlates Positively with Erythrocyte Count and Hemoglobin Concentration in Premenopausal Women. American Journal of Human Biology 18: 710-713

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