G Jasienska

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Daughters increase longevity of fathers, but daughters and sons equally reduce longevity of mothers
    Grazyna Jasienska
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Studies, Jagiellonian University, 31 531 Krakow, Poland
    Am J Hum Biol 18:422-5. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Energy metabolism and the evolution of reproductive suppression in the human female
    Grazyna Jasienska
    Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
    Acta Biotheor 51:1-18. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint High tea consumption diminishes salivary 17beta-estradiol concentration in Polish women
    Maria Kapiszewska
    Department of General Biochemistry, Faculty of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, 30 387 Krakow, Poland
    Br J Nutr 95:989-95. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Habitual physical activity and estradiol levels in women of reproductive age
    Grazyna Jasienska
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Studies, Jagiellonian University, Collegium Medicum, Krakow, Poland
    Eur J Cancer Prev 15:439-45. 2006
  5. pmc Physical work causes suppression of ovarian function in women
    G Jasienska
    Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 265:1847-51. 1998
  6. doi request reprint Reproduction and lifespan: Trade-offs, overall energy budgets, intergenerational costs, and costs neglected by research
    Grazyna Jasienska
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
    Am J Hum Biol 21:524-32. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Low birth weight of contemporary African Americans: an intergenerational effect of slavery?
    Grazyna Jasienska
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Studies, Jagiellonian University, Collegium Medicum, 31 531 Krakow, Poland
    Am J Hum Biol 21:16-24. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Interpopulation, interindividual, intercycle, and intracycle natural variation in progesterone levels: a quantitative assessment and implications for population studies
    Grazyna Jasienska
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Studies, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University, 31 531 Krakow, Poland
    Am J Hum Biol 20:35-42. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint CYP17 genotypes differ in salivary 17-beta estradiol levels: a study based on hormonal profiles from entire menstrual cycles
    Grazyna Jasienska
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Studies, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University, Grzegorzecka 20, 31 531 Krakow, Poland
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:2131-5. 2006
  10. pmc Fatness at birth predicts adult susceptibility to ovarian suppression: an empirical test of the Predictive Adaptive Response hypothesis
    Grazyna Jasienska
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Studies, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University, Grzegorzecka 20, 31 531 Krakow, Poland, and Ullevål University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:12759-62. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Daughters increase longevity of fathers, but daughters and sons equally reduce longevity of mothers
    Grazyna Jasienska
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Studies, Jagiellonian University, 31 531 Krakow, Poland
    Am J Hum Biol 18:422-5. 2006
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  2. ncbi request reprint Energy metabolism and the evolution of reproductive suppression in the human female
    Grazyna Jasienska
    Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
    Acta Biotheor 51:1-18. 2003
    ..A reproductive suppression occurring in low energy availability situations may thus represent an adaptive rather then a pathological response...
  3. ncbi request reprint High tea consumption diminishes salivary 17beta-estradiol concentration in Polish women
    Maria Kapiszewska
    Department of General Biochemistry, Faculty of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, 30 387 Krakow, Poland
    Br J Nutr 95:989-95. 2006
    ..02). Women with high consumption of tea had lower levels of E2 concentration throughout the entire menstrual cycle. These results may have implications for reducing hormone-related cancer risk by a relatively easy dietary intervention...
  4. ncbi request reprint Habitual physical activity and estradiol levels in women of reproductive age
    Grazyna Jasienska
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Studies, Jagiellonian University, Collegium Medicum, Krakow, Poland
    Eur J Cancer Prev 15:439-45. 2006
    ....
  5. pmc Physical work causes suppression of ovarian function in women
    G Jasienska
    Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 265:1847-51. 1998
    ..We propose two alternative evolutionary explanations (the 'pre-emptive ovarian suppression' hypothesis and the 'constrained down-regulation' hypothesis) for the observed results...
  6. doi request reprint Reproduction and lifespan: Trade-offs, overall energy budgets, intergenerational costs, and costs neglected by research
    Grazyna Jasienska
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
    Am J Hum Biol 21:524-32. 2009
    ..4) Costs of reproduction are related not only to having children but also to having grandchildren. Such intergenerational costs should be included in analysis of trade-offs between costs of reproduction and longevity...
  7. doi request reprint Low birth weight of contemporary African Americans: an intergenerational effect of slavery?
    Grazyna Jasienska
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Studies, Jagiellonian University, Collegium Medicum, 31 531 Krakow, Poland
    Am J Hum Biol 21:16-24. 2009
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Interpopulation, interindividual, intercycle, and intracycle natural variation in progesterone levels: a quantitative assessment and implications for population studies
    Grazyna Jasienska
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Studies, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University, 31 531 Krakow, Poland
    Am J Hum Biol 20:35-42. 2008
    ..Given the substantial intracycle amplitude in hormone levels to reliably assess biologically and medically relevant variation in ovarian function, at least 7-8 days/cycle should be measured...
  9. ncbi request reprint CYP17 genotypes differ in salivary 17-beta estradiol levels: a study based on hormonal profiles from entire menstrual cycles
    Grazyna Jasienska
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Studies, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University, Grzegorzecka 20, 31 531 Krakow, Poland
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:2131-5. 2006
    ..01) and 52 % higher compared with A1/A2 (P = 0.03). Our results suggest that CYP17 genotype may serve as a biomarker of endocrine function in women of reproductive age. (Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2006;15(11):2131-5)...
  10. pmc Fatness at birth predicts adult susceptibility to ovarian suppression: an empirical test of the Predictive Adaptive Response hypothesis
    Grazyna Jasienska
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Studies, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University, Grzegorzecka 20, 31 531 Krakow, Poland, and Ullevål University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:12759-62. 2006
    ..We suggest that the amount of activity necessary to reduce levels of estrogen, which may in turn reduce cancer risk, can depend on a woman's nutritional status at birth...
  11. pmc Large breasts and narrow waists indicate high reproductive potential in women
    Grazyna Jasienska
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Studies, Jagiellonian University, Grzegorzecka 20, 31 531 Krakow, Poland
    Proc Biol Sci 271:1213-7. 2004
    ..Such gains in hormone levels among the preferred mates may lead to a substantial rise in the probability of conception, thus providing a significant fitness benefit...
  12. ncbi request reprint Energetic factors, ovarian steroids and the risk of breast cancer
    G Jasienska
    Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
    Eur J Cancer Prev 9:231-9. 2000
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Body mass, depressive symptoms and menopausal status: an examination of the "Jolly Fat" hypothesis
    Grazyna Jasienska
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Studies, Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum, Krakow, Poland
    Womens Health Issues 15:145-51. 2005
    ..Further, because estrogen levels in postmenopausal women positively correlate with body fat, we hypothesize that there is an inverse relationship between body fat and depressive symptoms among postmenopausal women...
  14. ncbi request reprint Energetic factors and seasonal changes in ovarian function in women from rural Poland
    Grazyna Jasienska
    Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University, 31 351 Krakow, Poland
    Am J Hum Biol 16:563-80. 2004
    ..Thus work-related energy expenditure does not need to lead to negative energy balance in order to cause suppression of reproductive function in women...
  15. doi request reprint Influence of birth weight and adult body composition on 17beta-estradiol levels in young women
    Sissi Espetvedt Finstad
    Department of Oncology, Ulleval University Hospital, 0407, Oslo, Norway
    Cancer Causes Control 20:233-42. 2009
    ..Thus, we hypothesize that low birth weight, in combination with adult overweight, may influence premenopausal 17beta-estradiol over an entire menstrual cycle of possible importance for breast cancer...
  16. ncbi request reprint Constraint, pathology, and adaptation: how can we tell them apart?
    Peter T Ellison
    Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 19:622-30. 2007
    ..Further advances, however, will likely also be based on a sound understanding of the concept of adaptation and the identification of the strongest competing alternatives to it...
  17. doi request reprint Physical activity, heart rate, metabolic profile, and estradiol in premenopausal women
    Aina Emaus
    Department of Oncology, Ulleval University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:1022-30. 2008
    ..To study whether physical inactive women with a tendency to develop metabolic syndrome have high levels of 17beta-estradiol (E2) of importance for breast cancer risk...
  18. ncbi request reprint High ponderal index at birth predicts high estradiol levels in adult women
    Grazyna Jasienska
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Studies, Jagiellonian University, Collegium Medicum, Krakow, Poland
    Am J Hum Biol 18:133-40. 2006
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Low estradiol levels in women of reproductive age having low sleep variation
    Anna Merklinger-Gruchala
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Studies, Jagiellonian University, Grzegorzecka 20, Krakow, Poland
    Eur J Cancer Prev 17:467-72. 2008
    ..This study suggests that sleep variation may influence endogenous estrogens, which is of importance for risk of breast cancer...
  20. doi request reprint Fertility, body size, and shape: An empirical test of the covert maternal depletion hypothesis
    Ilona Nenko
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Studies, Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
    Am J Hum Biol 21:520-3. 2009
    ..In conclusion, parity caused a slightly higher body mass and BMI later in life. However, parity did not lead to covert maternal depletion, perhaps because women in this population have relatively high-dietary intake of PUFAs...
  21. ncbi request reprint Women's preferences for sexual dimorphism in height depend on menstrual cycle phase and expected duration of relationship
    Boguslaw Pawlowski
    Department of Anthropology, University of Wrocław, ul Kuznicza 35, Wrocław 50 138, Poland
    Biol Psychol 70:38-43. 2005
    ..The results show that women in a potentially fertile phase of their menstrual cycle and when choosing a partner who might be less likely to invest in children select genes of taller males...
  22. ncbi request reprint Menstruation does not cause anemia: endometrial thickness correlates positively with erythrocyte count and hemoglobin concentration in premenopausal women
    Kathryn B H Clancy
    Reproductive Ecology Laboratory, Department of Anthropology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8277, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 18:710-3. 2006
    ..24, P = 0.05; r(2) = 0.25, P = 0.04, respectively). We propose that, contrary to popular understanding, a thicker endometrium suggests greater iron reserves, rather than greater risk for anemia, in healthy women...