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Research Article

Childhood Conditions Influence Adult Progesterone Levels

  • Alejandra Núñez-de la Mora mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: a.nunez@ucl.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Robert T Chatterton,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Osul A Choudhury,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Sylhet Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, Bangladesh

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  • Dora A Napolitano,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Gillian R Bentley

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: May 15, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040167

About the Authors

Alejandra Núñez-de la Mora, Dora A Napolitano, Gillian R Bentley
Department of Anthropology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Robert T Chatterton
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Osul A Choudhury
Department of Microbiology, Sylhet Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, Bangladesh

Corresponding Author

Email: a.nunez@ucl.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The original idea for the study was conceived by GRB and modified by ANM. Data were collected in London by ANM, DAN, and GRB, and in Bangladesh by ANM. Logistical support and facilities were provided in Sylhet by OAC. Hormonal analyses were conducted by ANM, supervised by RTC who provided support for all laboratory work. Statistical analyses were performed by ANM. ANM and GRB drafted the manuscript, which was edited by RTC and OAC.