Obesity speeds up the start of puberty in boys, study finds

#WorldObesityDay: Obesity speeds up the start of puberty in boys

In 527 Chilean boys ages 4 to 7 years, both total body obesity and central obesity, or excess belly fat, were associated with greater odds of starting puberty before age 9, researchers from the University of Chile in Santiago, Chile reported. “With the increase in childhood obesity worldwide, there has been an advance in the […]

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Chemicals in cosmetics, soaps tied to early puberty in girls

Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products before birth may hit puberty earlier, according to a new longitudinal study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. These girls hit puberty earlier than their peers who aren’t exposed to these chemicals in the womb, a U.S. study […]

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