Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Girls Hit Puberty At Younger Age

New research shows that girls are entering puberty at a younger age. Many people suspect the recent rise in obesity and the additives of chemical hormones in packaged foods. And if there wasn't a reason to eat organic and stay healthy, then now is the time. Experts say that girls who begin the "big change" at an earlier age are at a higher risk for breast cancer later on in life.

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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1 comment:

  1. Wow! That's actually really scary, thanks for writing about this! -Jena


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