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2:30 am
Thu October 23, 2014

"The New Puberty": more young girls are experiencing early onset puberty


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Focus on Technology
1:45 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Smart people come together to slow down puberty


Why are girls hitting puberty earlier. Last fall Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center researchers blamed obesity. Are there other causes? At the time, Children's lead investigator Dr. Frank Biro said environmental and physiological factors also play a role.

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12:01 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Obesity is main contributor to early onset puberty

A new study published by Pediatrics says obesity is the largest predictor of earlier onset puberty in girls. Researchers in Cincinnati (Children's Hospital), San Francisco and New York City studied 1,239 girls ranging in age from 6 to 8 at enrollment and followed at regular intervals from 2004 to 2011.

Girls with early maturation have greater risk of these:

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