puberty http://wvxu.org en Smart people come together to slow down puberty http://wvxu.org/post/smart-people-come-together-slow-down-puberty <p>Why are girls hitting puberty earlier.<a href="http://wvxu.org/post/obesity-main-contributor-early-onset-puberty" target="_blank"> Last fall Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center researchers blamed obesity.</a> Are there other causes? At the time, Children's lead investigator <a href="http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/bio/b/frank-biro/" target="_blank">Dr. Frank Biro</a> said environmental and physiological factors also play a role.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:45:42 +0000 Ann Thompson 27843 at http://wvxu.org Smart people come together to slow down puberty Obesity is main contributor to early onset puberty http://wvxu.org/post/obesity-main-contributor-early-onset-puberty <p>A new study published by <a href="http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/" target="_blank">Pediatrics</a>&nbsp;says <strong>obesity is the largest predictor</strong> of earlier onset puberty in girls. Researchers in Cincinnati (<a href="http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/default/" target="_blank">Children's Hospital</a>), San Francisco and New York City studied 1,239 girls ranging in age from 6 to 8 at enrollment and followed at&nbsp;regular intervals from 2004 to 2011.</p><p>Girls with early maturation have greater risk of these:</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 19020 at http://wvxu.org Obesity is main contributor to early onset puberty