Figure 3 - uploaded by Juan David Leongómez
Content may be subject to copyright.
Interaction between height and waist. Model predictions were split by sex (A), and population (B). To simplify interpretation, raw (instead of centered and rescaled) values of height and waist were used, but the interaction plot is identical. As waist reference, minimun, quartiles (lower, median and upper), and maximum waist circumference values were used, showed on a blue to red colour scale.

Interaction between height and waist. Model predictions were split by sex (A), and population (B). To simplify interpretation, raw (instead of centered and rescaled) values of height and waist were used, but the interaction plot is identical. As waist reference, minimun, quartiles (lower, median and upper), and maximum waist circumference values were used, showed on a blue to red colour scale.

Source publication
Preprint
Full-text available
Body height is a life-history component. It involves important costs for its expression and maintenance, which may originate trade-offs on other costly components such as reproduction or immunity. Although previous evidence has supported the idea that human height could be a sexually selected trait, the explanatory mechanisms that underlie this sel...

Similar publications

Article
Full-text available
Body height is a life-history component. It involves important costs for its expression and maintenance, which may originate trade-offs on other costly components such as reproduction or immunity. Although previous evidence has supported the idea that human height could be a sexually selected trait, the explanatory mechanisms that underlie this sel...

Citations

Article
Full-text available
If you think you are in control of your behavior, think again. Evidence suggests that behavioral modifications, as development and persistence of depression, maybe the consequence of a complex network of communication between macro and micro-organisms capable of modifying the physiological axis of the host. Some parasites cause significant nutritional deficiencies for the host and impair the effectiveness of cognitive processes such as memory, teaching or non-verbal intelligence. Bacterial communities mediate the establishment of parasites and vice versa but this complexity approach remains little explored. We study the gut microbiota-parasite interactions using novel techniques of network analysis using data of individuals from two indigenous communities in Guerrero, Mexico. Our results suggest that Ascaris lumbricoides induce a gut microbiota perturbation affecting its network properties and also subnetworks of key species related to depression, translating in a loss of emergence. Studying these network properties changes is particularly important because recent research has shown that human health is characterized by a dynamic trade-off between emergence and self-organization, called criticality. Emergence allows the systems to generate novel information meanwhile self-organization is related to the system’s order and structure. In this way, the loss of emergence means a depart from criticality and ultimately loss of health.