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000067771 024 7_ $2 doi $a 10.1073/pnas.0609123104
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000067771 100 __ $a McDade, T.W. $u Northwestern University. Department of Anthropology $u Northwestern University. Institute for Policy Research. The Center on Social Disparities
000067771 245 1_ $a Maternal ethnobotanical knowledge is associated with multiple measures of child health in the Bolivian Amazon
000067771 246 23 $a Ethnobotanical knowledge is associated with indices of child health in the Bolivian Amazon
000067771 500 __ $a Premi a l'excel·lència investigadora. Àmbit de les Ciències Socials. 2008
000067771 520 3_ $a Culture is a critical determinant of human behavior and health, and the intergenerational transmission of knowledge regarding the use of available plant resources has historically been an essential function of culture. Local ethnobotanical knowledge is important for health and nutrition, particularly in rural low-resource settings, but cultural and economic transitions associated with globalization threaten such knowledge. This prospective study investigates the association between parental ethnobotanical knowledge and child health among the Tsimane', a horticulturalist and foraging society in Amazonian Bolivia. Anthropometric data and capillary blood samples were collected from 330 Tsimane' 2- to 10-year-olds, and mothers and fathers were interviewed to assess ethnobotanical knowledge and skills. Comprehensive measures of parental schooling, acculturation, and economic activities were also collected. Dependent variables included three measures of child health: (i) C-reactive protein, assayed in whole-blood spots as an indicator of immunostimulation; (ii) skinfold thickness, to estimate subcutaneous fat stores necessary to fuel growth and immune function; and (iii) height-for-age, to assess growth stunting. Each child health measure was associated with maternal ethnobotanical knowledge, independent of a wide range of potentially confounding variables. Each standard deviation of maternal ethnobotanical knowledge increased the likelihood of good child health by a factor of >1.5. Like many populations around the world, the Tsimane' are increasingly facing the challenges and opportunities of globalization. These results underscore the importance of local cultural factors to child health and document a potential cost if ethnobotanical knowledge is lost.
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000067771 653 1_ $a Acute-phase response
000067771 653 1_ $a Culture
000067771 653 1_ $a Growth and development
000067771 653 1_ $a Maternal behavior
000067771 653 1_ $a Child nutrition
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000067771 700 __ $a Reyes García, Victoria $u Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats
000067771 700 __ $a Blackinton, P. $u Northwestern University. Department of Anthropology
000067771 700 __ $a Tanner, S. $u University of Georgia. Department of Anthropology
000067771 700 __ $a Huanca, T. $u Brandeis University. Sustainable International Development Program. Heller School for Social Policy and Management
000067771 700 __ $a Leonard, W.R. $u Northwestern University. Department of Anthropology
000067771 773 __ $g Vol. 104, Núm. 15 (2007), p. 6134-6139 $t Proceedings of the National Academy  of Sciences of The United States of America (PNAS) $x 
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