Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘normal’?

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  • Men more prone to brain tumors then women -
    Men more prone to brain tumors then women - Siasat Daily
    08/3/2014 - 1:31 pm | View Link
  • New link between obesity in young, lowering of age of puberty - Science Daily
    ... and hence the age when puberty commences. As a higher proportion of youngsters around the world have become obese, so has the age of puberty...
    07/31/2014 - 4:54 am | View Link
  • Link discovered between childhood obesity and the lowering of age of ... - Medical News Today
    ... and hence the age when puberty commences. As a higher proportion of youngsters around the world have become obese, so has the age of puberty...
    07/30/2014 - 4:43 am | View Link
  • Genetics involved with menarche may hold keys to preventing diabetes ... - Medical News Today
    A novel study shows that the age girls reach puberty is influenced by 'imprinted genes' - a subset of genes whose activity differs depending...
    07/29/2014 - 6:42 am | View Link
  • Childhood obesity linked to early puberty - News-Medical.Net
    ... and hence the age when puberty commences. As a higher proportion of youngsters around the world have become obese, so has the age of puberty...
    07/28/2014 - 2:02 pm | View Link
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  • Why is too much sugar making girls start puberty earlier and earlier?
    Childhood obesity has caused the average age of puberty in girls to drop to just 10.5 years. Research from the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry has highlighted the link after an analysis of data from the EarlyBird diabetes ...
    08/16/2014 - 8:15 pm | View Link
  • Many Girls Now Begin Puberty at Age 7, 8
    MONDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The onset of puberty is continuing to drop among American girls, with many girls as young as 7 and 8 now showing the beginnings of breast development, new research shows. Rising rates of childhood obesity-- long linked to ...
    08/16/2014 - 6:49 pm | View Link
  • Kathy Lette talks about her first book Puberty Blues
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    08/13/2014 - 10:10 pm | View Link
  • Obesity-linked hormonal changes in girls may influence age at puberty
    It has been apparent for many years that the age at which girls reach puberty has been declining. For example, in 1920 girls reached puberty at 14.6 years, in 1950 at 13.1, and 2010 at 10.5, according to a report by Medical News Today on a new study ...
    08/7/2014 - 6:36 am | View Link
  • Study shows new link between obesity in the young and the lowering of age of puberty
    A new link has been identified between obesity in childhood and the lowering of the age of puberty. The research which discovered the link, carried out at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, is published in the Journal of ...
    07/28/2014 - 5:17 am | View Link
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  • Precocious puberty
    In medicine, precocious puberty is puberty occurring at an unusually early age. In most of these children, the process is normal in every respect except the unusually ...
    08/21/2014 - 3:03 am | View Website
  • Puberty at the Age of 8: Normal or Not?
    U.S. girls are reaching puberty at younger ages than ever before. In the 1990s, breast development -- the first sign of puberty in girls -- at age 8 was considered an ...
    08/21/2014 - 2:49 am | View Website
  • Puberty | Define Puberty at
    The genetic flaw caused him to age prematurely and die essentially of old age before completing puberty. puberty is the scourge of parents, teachers and schoolroom desks.
    08/21/2014 - 12:33 am | View Website
  • Puberty
    Puberty describes the time in life when the body matures sexually and the reproductive organs become functional.
    08/21/2014 - 12:04 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.
    08/20/2014 - 4:26 pm | View Website
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