Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘normal’?

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    Most adults in the USA aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today. About 79% of adults don't meet the physical activity guidelines that advise getting at least 2½ hours a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as brisk walking, or one hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, such as jogging. More
  • US suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged
    Health officials say suicides among middle-aged Americans climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, a period that included the recession. Overall, the suicide rate for the age group jumped 28 percent from 1999 to 2010. And among whites, it shot up 40 percent.... More
  • Heavy soccer playing before age 12 tied to later hip deformities -
    For the hips, growth plates stay open until age 16 to 18, which is relatively late, Audenaert said. "During puberty and as a result of changing...
    01/23/2015 - 6:32 am | View Link
  • Jr. League of Greater Covington and Lakeview Regional Host Girls' ... - Minyanville
    ... given the tools they need to be strong at a young age, they will grow up ... Vinci Robot, Simulated Surgical Activity 10:00am: Puberty & ...
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  • The Soy Story - Psychology Today
    ... in early puberty. However, the evidence that soy disrupts puberty, and ... cross-sectional work has shown no effect of soy on age at menarche, ...
    01/22/2015 - 2:43 pm | View Link
  • 'Backstrom,' '12 Monkeys,' and why toxic Gen Xers just need to die ... - Entertainment Weekly Online
    'Backstrom,' '12 Monkeys,' and why toxic Gen Xers just need to die ... - IMDB
    01/22/2015 - 1:50 pm | View Link
  • How to Conceive an Athlete - New York Magazine
    ... beyond the so-called relative age effect — given how age groupings ... stronger and faster, relative to their peers, and may hit puberty ...
    01/22/2015 - 12:06 pm | View Link
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  • Sugary drinks cause early puberty, increases cancer risk in girls: Study
    “The main concern is about childhood obesity, but our study suggests that age of first menstruation (menarche) occurred earlier, independently of body mass index, among girls with the highest consumption of drinks sweetened with added sugar. “These ...
    01/29/2015 - 6:48 pm | View Link
  • Experts say sugary drinks may lead to early puberty in girls
    The research study included 5,600 girls in the age group of 9 to 14 years during the years between 1996 and 2001. They found that girls who drank more than 1.5 servings of sugary drinks a day had their first period 2.7 months before those who did not ...
    01/29/2015 - 5:24 am | View Link
  • Sweetened Beverages may Trigger Early Puberty in Girls
    The researchers found that the average age at the first period among girls who consumed the most sugary drinks was 12.8 years, compared with 13 years for those drinking the least. Body mass index, food intake, exercise pattern were independant factors.
    01/28/2015 - 6:07 pm | View Link
  • Can Drinking Soda Cause Early Puberty in Girls?
    In 1860, the average age of menarche, or a girl’s first menstruation, was 16.6 years old. Less than 100 years later, in 1950, this had decreased to 13.1 according to The Museum of Menstruation and Women’s Health. This has further gone down since then ...
    01/28/2015 - 12:12 pm | View Link
  • Girls Who Drink Sugary Soda Start Puberty Earlier: Harvard Study
    The researchers found that the average age at the first period among girls who consumed the most sugary drinks was 12.8 years, compared with 13 years for those drinking the least. The reasons why sugary drinks might bring on menstruation early are not ...
    01/28/2015 - 1:04 am | View Link
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  • Puberty
    Puberty is the process of physical changes through which a child's body matures into an adult body capable of sexual reproduction to enable fertilization.
    01/29/2015 - 9:15 am | View Website
  • Puberty: Read About the Stages for Boys and Girls
    Puberty is the period during which growing boys or girls undergo the process of sexual maturation. Puberty involves a series of physical stages or steps ...
    01/28/2015 - 4:47 pm | View Website
  • Puberty
    P uberty . Have you noticed hair growing on your body where there was no hair before? Are you having trouble singing those high notes in music class that used to be easy?
    01/28/2015 - 2:02 pm | View Website
  • Ages & Stages of Puberty for Boys | Puberty
    Watch more How to Survive Puberty videos: Learn the age boys go through puberty and what they experience at each ...
    01/28/2015 - 10:28 am | View Website
  • Puberty: MedlinePlus
    Puberty is the time in life when a boy or girl becomes sexually mature. It is a process that usually happens between ages 10 and 14 for girls and ages 12 and 16 for boys.
    01/28/2015 - 5:34 am | View Website
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