Early puberty in girls interlinked with increased obesity risk

Early puberty in girls interlinked with increased obesity risk  

The study, which was published today in the International Journal of Obesity, reinforced previous research that a women’s adult body weight is associated with the onset of puberty. Previous studies have struggled to establish a link, as situational factors including diet, educational attainment, ethnicity and economic background can skew the data. To reduce the impact […]

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Girls approaching puberty at higher risk of migraine, study finds

  Puberty signals a significant step into adulthood for both boys and girls. It’s when both experience sudden growth spurts, have big changes in their bodies, start getting raging hormones, and in the case of emotions, start thinking the world is against them. But don’t worry, it’s just a phase. Still, puberty is as stressful […]

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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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Late puberty may lead to weaker bones, finds new study

Published today (Friday 9 August) in JAMA Network Open researchers looked at six repeated bone scans from 6389 children in Bristol’s Children of the 90s study between the ages of ten and 25 to assess if the timing of puberty had any influence on bone density throughout adolescence and into early adulthood. In the study, […]

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Taking vitamin D and E during pregnancy may ‘reduce likelihood’ of asthma, finds study

At present, approximately 300 million people are living with asthma worldwide. It is estimated that by 2025, another 100 million people will be diagnosed with asthma and that urban lifestyles will play a significant role in this. Among other causes, changes in diets, climate change, and air pollution have all been associated with an increase […]

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7.3% of teenagers in India suffering from a mental disorder, reveals shocking govt data

The stress among students is increasing day-by-day, this the pressure is evident from the challenges they face in school, peer pressure, exam tension etc. But this stress is also taking a toll on their mental health. Today a question was brought forth in the Lok Sabha, by Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee who wished to […]

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Pune-based NGO organises a unique letter writing competition

Samajbandh – a Pune-based social organisation, working for health issues of tribal and rural people in Maharashtra, has organised a unique letter writing competition. Through this competition, any adult in Maharashtra will write a letter to any teenager on the concept of puberty. There are many stigmas attached to the concept of puberty. When a […]

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Scientists finally discover underlying cause of polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome affects up to one in five women worldwide, three-quarters of whom struggle to fall pregnant. The condition is typically characterised by high levels of testosterone, ovarian cysts, irregular menstrual cycles, and problems regulating sugar, but the causes have long been a mystery. “It’s by far the most common hormonal condition affecting women […]

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Boys’ weight gain in puberty linked with adult diabetes risk, reveals new study

When young boys gain a lot of weight at puberty, they may be increasing their risk of developing diabetes decades later, a Swedish study suggests. Researchers examined body mass index (BMI) measurements for 36,176 men when they were 8 years old and when they were 20, then followed the men through health records from age […]

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Does the male partner share equal responsibility for infertility?

Male infertility can be the result of either insufficient or absent production of sperms or blockage in the transport of the sperms/semen. Hormonal abnormalities are known to decrease sperm production. These can occur due to abnormalities in the thyroid, the pituitary, or local defects in the testes, failing to recognise the hormones, and thus, not […]

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