Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Girls Hit Puberty At Younger Age
According to a study published in pediatrics, a team of researches examined about 1,200 girls aged 7 to 8 in cincinnati, New york and San Francisco. They measured breast development to determine which girls started puberty and they suggested that being an overweight child makes them more likely to enter puberty earlier.
Researches suspect that the increase in fat that obese girls contain also give rise to an increase in estrogen. Hormone latent food also played a factor in the increase in earlier puberty for thinner girls. Many assume hormones in packaged foods could be related to the increase in hormones needed for puberty.
The increase in earlier puberty is definitely a problem. Not only are the girls of this current generation at a higher risk for breast cancer, but because of the increase in obesity they are at a higher rate for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, infertility, liver disease gallstones, respiratory problems and other cancers.
Phycological problems including depression, and problems related to an eleven-year-old being mistaken for a seventeen-year-old could also pose some problems on the street. Which is just another couple of reasons why you should probably be a little healthier. I'm just saying.
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