Navigation Links
Later Puberty Seen for Obese Boys
Date:2/2/2010

Effect of excess fat differs between the sexes, findings show,,

TUESDAY, Feb. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity causes later onset of puberty in boys, new research indicates.

""Our study shows that the relationship between body fat and timing of puberty is not the same in boys as it is in girls," study author Dr. Joyce M. Lee, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of Michigan, said in a university news release. "We found that increased body fatness is associated with a later onset of puberty in boys, the opposite of what we have seen in girls, as heavier girls tend to develop earlier, rather than later."

Lee and her colleagues analyzed U.S. government data on 401 boys from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds in 10 regions of the country. The boys were born in 1991, and their height and weight were recorded from ages 2 to 12 as part of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development.

The data revealed that later onset of puberty occurred in 7 percent of boys with low body-mass index (BMI), 13.3 percent of those with medium BMI and 14 percent of those with high BMI.

The study is published in the February issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

Childhood obesity rates in the United States have more than doubled over the past two decades, making it increasingly important to understand how excess body fat affects children's growth and development, Lee said.

"Given the recent childhood obesity epidemic, additional studies are needed to further investigate the epidemiological link between fat and pubertal initiation and progression in boys as well as physiological mechanisms responsible," she added.

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more about overweight and obese children.


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Caregivers of ICU patients are collateral damage of critical illness, say Pitt researchers
2. Early Factors Predict Later-Life Stroke Risk, from the Harvard Health Letter
3. Bypass procedure used during infant heart surgery does not impair later neurological outcomes
4. Childhood obesity alone may increase risk of later cardiovascular disease
5. Special Bypass Procedure Used During Infant Heart Surgery Does Not Impair Later Neurological Outcomes in Children
6. Haiti Earthquake: One Week Later, Aid Agencies Facing Challenges
7. Treating Low Growth Hormone in Childhood May Thwart Later Ills
8. ABAXIS(R) Announces Exclusive Worldwide OEM Agreement for a Lateral Flow Avian Influenza Antigen Test Kit
9. Breast-Feeding Can Help Moms Heart Decades Later
10. New Pap Test Guidelines: Start Later, Have Fewer
11. Early Relapse of MS May Mean Fewer Issues Later
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/1/2014)... eye, the brain of a rat and a robot ... a QUT leading robotics researcher. , Dr Michael ... new study uses new computer algorithms to enable robots ... , "This is a very Frankenstein type of project," ... a thing together because we,re taking the eyes of ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... that encourages people to keep their "eyes on the ... exercise. When walking, staying focused on a specific target ... and help people walk there faster, psychology researchers have ... while looking around the environment naturally, offers a new ... are less interested in exercise if physical activity seems ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Chino Hills, CA (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 ... the internationally-franchised Fit Body Boot Camp fitness boot camps, ... selling personal training , with sold out business ... a stint as marketing consultant to a recent Spike ... looming, Keuilian says that now is the time for ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... ATLANTA (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 ... executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today ... Security Executive® and Project of the Year ... decision makers representing organizations in financial services, ... include large-scale technology endeavors that address key ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Beverly Hills licensed Clinical Psychologist and nationally ... years of private practice in her Beverly Hills office ... greater joy and fulfillment in their relationships. Dr. Mojas ... suggestions for anyone who suspects they are in a ... or not, it’s not always easy to know when ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Robot researcher combines nature to nurture 'superhuman' navigation 2Health News:Keeping your eyes on the prize can help with exercise, NYU study finds 2Health News:Keeping your eyes on the prize can help with exercise, NYU study finds 3Health News:Bedros Keuilian Shares Tips on Selling Personal Training for the Holidays 2Health News:Bedros Keuilian Shares Tips on Selling Personal Training for the Holidays 3Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 2Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 3Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 4Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 5Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 6Health News:T.E.N. Announces Nominees for the 2014 ISE® North America Awards; People’s Choice Award voting now open to industry at large 7Health News:Prominent Beverly Hills Psychologist Dr. Kathleen Mojas Celebrating 20 Years in Private Practice Identifies Common Warning Signs That You May Be In a Toxic Relationship. 2Health News:Prominent Beverly Hills Psychologist Dr. Kathleen Mojas Celebrating 20 Years in Private Practice Identifies Common Warning Signs That You May Be In a Toxic Relationship. 3
... , , , ... BMR ), The Leading Provider of Real Estate to the Life Science ... ring The Closing Bell(R) at the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, ... anniversary of the company,s initial public offering. The ceremony will take place ...
... Tinnitus Sufferer ... ... of a deep-sleep to a high pitch ringing sound in your ear, or constantly hearing ... reality for millions of men and women who suffer from the medical condition tinnitus, often ...
... ... marketplace. , ... FL (PRWEB) August 6, 2009 -- Because prices and benefits for Medicare Supplement (Medigap) ... rates offered by GetOnlineQuotes.com are an affordable and viable option for those 65 and ...
... August 6, 2009 Comprehensive health reform proposals now before ... young adults ages 19-29 gain coverage, and such reforms ... coverage would not lose it, according to a new ... Americans through expansions in Medicaid and a health insurance ...
... Addison, TEXAS, Aug. 5 U L URU ... today announced that it has scheduled a conference call to discuss the second ... on Monday, August 17, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. , , ... international callers dial (850) 429-1388 (access code 23453#) five to ten minutes prior ...
... , , MENLO PARK, Calif., ... announced that it has provided written notice to The NASDAQ Stock ... stock from the NASDAQ Global Market. The Company currently anticipates that, ... the Securities and Exchange Commission and NASDAQ a Form 25 relating ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:BioMed Realty Trust Commemorates Five-Year Anniversary as a Public Company 2Health News:BioMed Realty Trust Commemorates Five-Year Anniversary as a Public Company 3Health News:BioMed Realty Trust Commemorates Five-Year Anniversary as a Public Company 4Health News:BioMed Realty Trust Commemorates Five-Year Anniversary as a Public Company 5Health News:BioMed Realty Trust Commemorates Five-Year Anniversary as a Public Company 6Health News:BioMed Realty Trust Commemorates Five-Year Anniversary as a Public Company 7Health News:Lipo-Flavonoid Launches New Video Testimonial 2Health News:Lipo-Flavonoid Launches New Video Testimonial 3Health News:GetOnlineQuotes.com to Offer AARP/United Healthcare Medicare Supplement Insurance to Florida Residents 2Health News:Health reform proposals could help 13 million uninsured young adults gain coverage 2Health News:Health reform proposals could help 13 million uninsured young adults gain coverage 3Health News:ULURU Inc. Announces Conference Call to Discuss Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and to Provide a Business Update 2Health News:XTENT Announces Plan for NASDAQ Delisting and Filing of Certificate of Dissolution 2
(Date:10/1/2014)... and NOTTINGHAM, England , ... CBRX ) today announced that its subsidiary, Molecular ... Clinical Trials platform at the annual CPhI/ICSE Worldwide event ... aims to support companies with the rapid development of ... new enabling technologies screening platform, which incorporates the company,s ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... and NEW YORK , October 1, ... Research Organization (CRO) and service provider for the medical industries, announced ... of offices in New York City . genae ... City is strategically centered in one of the highest ... Coast", said Philippe Kassab , President at genae Americas. "The ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... 1, 2014 Trovagene, Inc., (NASDAQ:  TROV) ... that Eli Diamond , MD, Assistant Attending ... presented clinical data from an ongoing study demonstrating ... for the determination of oncogene mutational status in ... results were presented to both treating physicians and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Columbia Laboratories' UK Subsidiary To Launch New Development Platform At CPHI 2Columbia Laboratories' UK Subsidiary To Launch New Development Platform At CPHI 3genae Opens Offices in New York City 2Clinical Performance of Trovagene's Precision Cancer Monitoring Platform Presented at Second Annual International ECD Medical Symposium 2Clinical Performance of Trovagene's Precision Cancer Monitoring Platform Presented at Second Annual International ECD Medical Symposium 3Clinical Performance of Trovagene's Precision Cancer Monitoring Platform Presented at Second Annual International ECD Medical Symposium 4
... Roper Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ROP ) ... (CUSIP No. 776696AA4) (the "Notes") will accrue contingent interest for ... at an annual rate of 0.25% of the average market ... January 12, 2011. Contingent cash interest, which the Company has ...
... 18, 2011 Soligenix, Inc. (Soligenix or the ... a late-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today promising preliminary ... beclomathasone dipropionate or BDP) in a canine gastrointestinal ... that dogs treated with SGX202 demonstrated statistically significant (p=0.04) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Soligenix Announces Positive Preliminary Results of SGX202 in Radiation Injury 2Soligenix Announces Positive Preliminary Results of SGX202 in Radiation Injury 3Soligenix Announces Positive Preliminary Results of SGX202 in Radiation Injury 4Soligenix Announces Positive Preliminary Results of SGX202 in Radiation Injury 5
Indications For Usage: ,Single patient use on anesthetized patients and respiratory care patients who require a breathing circuit. The product is intended to be replaced at least once every 24 hours...
... helps provide protection to the exposed airway of ... lightweight making it ideal for active young children ... of heat and moisture recovery, it ensures patient ... and filters have ISO standard tapered ends to ...
... T helps provide protection to the exposed airway ... extremely lightweight making it ideal for active young ... rate of heat and moisture recovery, it ensures ... HMEs and filters have ISO standard tapered ends ...
... digital models cover the range from 2ul to ... Volume lock design prevents inadvertent volume change. ... grip. Whole pipette is autoclavable at 121C(250F). ... all polypropylene. Suitable for one-handed operation. ...
Medicine Products: