Navigation Links
Many Girls Now Begin Puberty at Age 7, 8
Date:8/9/2010

cancer throughout the life span, Biro said.

In addition, developing early is associated with psychological and social pressures that young girls may be ill-equipped to handle, including sexual advances from older boys and men, said Dr. Marcia Herman-Giddens, adjunct professor of public health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Girls may look older than their age, but mentally, they are much the same as other 7-and 8-year old girls, said Herman-Giddens, who led the earlier study.

"They really miss out on a good part of their childhood," she said. "When my study came out, I received very sad, poignant letters and e-mails from young women who had been early developers, how horrible it was to have older boys and young men hitting on them and sexual feelings they didn't understand."

What's driving the earlier maturation? Increasing weight at a young age seems to be a main culprit, Biro said. Girls who developed breasts early tended to have a higher body-mass index (BMI) than those who didn't. Though much is still unknown about how high BMIs kick start puberty, fat cells produce leptin, a hormone involved in the onset of pubertal maturation, Biro noted.

Biro and his colleagues are also conducting analyses of the girl's blood and urine to determine if environmental exposures to chemicals could be contributing, but those results have yet to be completed.

And even if environmental exposures are found to play a role, the association between excess weight gain and early onset of puberty is very strong, Biro said.

"Girls who go into puberty earlier have a higher BMI than those who go into it later, and studies have shown that they typically persist in having a higher BMI throughout life," Biro said.

If a child is showing early signs of puberty, experts recommend an evaluation by a pediatrician or an endocrinologist to rule out medical problems.

Parents and pediatricians can also help girls maintain a
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. SIDS surprise: Study finds that infant boys are more easily aroused from sleep than girls
2. New UN Entity Strengthens Global Efforts for Women & Girls
3. Exercise May Guard Girls Against Dementia in Senior Years
4. Teen Girls Becoming More Open to Drugs, Alcohol
5. UIC psychologist aims to reduce risky sexual behavior among African American girls
6. One-Third of U.S. Girls Get HPV Vaccine
7. One-third of young girls get HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer
8. Long Beach Fit Body Boot Camp Commits 100% to Help the ‘Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach'
9. Teen girls talk more to parents about their dating habits than do boys
10. Most states offer HPV vaccinations to girls in juvenile justice system
11. Chemicals in Beauty Products Tied to Early Puberty in Girls
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Many Girls Now Begin Puberty at Age 7, 8
(Date:2/27/2015)... February 27, 2015 Muscular Dystrophy ... Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, recently announced a ... and young men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). ... Communications, and Gersbach will discuss their implications at ... 11-14 in Washington, D.C. , Background: Gersbach ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... According to the report, the annual revenue ... in 2013 rose by 31.9%. However, in the first ... generated by the industry was recorded at RMB3.623 billion ... industry in 2013. , View Full Report at ... oral industry as a branch of medical industry that ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... Lake City, UT (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 ... Best and Worst Commuter Cities in Florida " ... traffic data from the 2013 U.S. Census Bureau ... 10,000 at the time of the survey. , ... city level, including methods of commuting and a ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... On time and under budget, the doors ... Inside and out, the nearly 900,000-square-foot facility makes good ... the tornado-ravaged St. John’s Regional Medical Center with a ... just 46 months after the tornado hit Joplin, which ... to plan, design and construct a similarly sized hospital,” ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 ... currently accepting applications for its next class of Fellows ... the field of radiology business management. , Since ... the significant contributions made by RBMA members to the ... is a prestigious recognition because each Fellow candidate must ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Statement: New MDA-Funded Genetic Therapy Technique Targets DMD 2Health News:China Dental Industry to Expand Rapidly Owing to the Evolution of Medical and Healthcare Systems: MarketResearchReports.Biz 2Health News:China Dental Industry to Expand Rapidly Owing to the Evolution of Medical and Healthcare Systems: MarketResearchReports.Biz 3Health News:40 Best and Worst Commuter Cities in Florida Announced by Obrella 2Health News:New Hospital Built to Stand Against Nature 2Health News:New Hospital Built to Stand Against Nature 3Health News:New Hospital Built to Stand Against Nature 4Health News:RBMA Issues Call for Fellowship Applicants 2
... with rheumatoid arthritis who undergo total knee replacement ... according to a new study by researchers at ... City. These reduced expectations, which may be unnecessary, ... postsurgical rehabilitation leading to worse outcomes, say doctors. ...
... , SATURDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to certain ... for the painful joint disease known as rheumatoid arthritis, new ... one of the six most common air pollutants in the ... to be presented Wednesday at the American College of Rheumatology ...
... HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A ... identifying a gene that is critical in determining which life-saving ... by Genomic Health, results in a number of false-negatives for ... in the Journal of Clinical Oncology . ...
... Cholesterol-lowering medications may help millions fight heart ... control, according to a study presented at the American ... Boston, Nov. 3-8. In the preliminary study ... medication or statins, to 20 patients with asthma who ...
... lab cultures and mice, Johns Hopkins scientists have found that ... causes colon inflammation and increases activity of a gene ... is to expose the gut to hydrogen peroxide the ... cause DNA damage, contributing to the formation of colon tumors, ...
... role in kidney failure, and blocking the action of this ... according to researchers. "We believe these arginase inhibitors may ... the progression of, or even prevent the development of, end-stage ... Penn State College of Medicine. In the United States diabetes ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Rheumatoid arthritis patients have low expectations after knee replacement surgery 2Health News:Rheumatoid arthritis patients have low expectations after knee replacement surgery 3Health News:Studies Suggest Link Between Smog, Joint Disease 2Health News:Common Breast Cancer Gene Test May Be Flawed, Study Says 2Health News:Common Breast Cancer Gene Test May Be Flawed, Study Says 3Health News:ACAAI Annual Meeting abstracts: Improved outcomes for adults with allergies and asthma 2Health News:ACAAI Annual Meeting abstracts: Improved outcomes for adults with allergies and asthma 3Health News:ACAAI Annual Meeting abstracts: Improved outcomes for adults with allergies and asthma 4Health News:Common bacteria cause some colon tumors by altering peroxide-producing gene 2Health News:Research aims to prevent diabetic kidney failure 2
(Date:2/26/2015)... WASHINGTON , Feb. 26, 2015 Legislation ... includes a pharmacy provision to help prevent inappropriate prescriptions ... The Protecting the Integrity of Medicare Act (PIMA) ... Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking ... the prescription drug abuse epidemic and implement the right ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... , Feb. 26, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Radiation Therapy Equipment - Global Strategic Business ... This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Radiation Therapy ... Linear Accelerator, Treatment Planning Systems, and Radiation Therapy Simulator. ... Canada , Japan ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... 2015  Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage ... of virus infections, today announced that Jonathan ... President of Finance, a newly created role.  Mr. ... activities, including financial planning and reporting, accounting and ... Jensen , President and CEO. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PCMA Statement on the 'Protecting the Integrity of Medicare Act' 2Radiation Therapy Equipment - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020: Linear Accelerator, Treatment Planning Systems, and Radiation Therapy Simulator 2Jonathan P. Freve, CPA, Joins Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals as Vice President of Finance 2
The Foundation PS knee offers a femoral option and tibial insert which provides a specially designed cam action that engages at 60 degrees of flexion to induce a smooth stable femoral roll-back motio...
Consensus Knee implants are designed to provide both joint and implant stability and allow near normal kinematics. The components are anatomic with porous and nonporous options. Six femoral/tibial an...
Scorpio CR Knee is designed to address normal knee kinematics, range of motion (ROM) and polyethylene wear....
... The TC-PLUS Solution tricompartmental total knee ... with knee arthroplasty. State-of-the-art design and manufacturing ... achieve optimum biomechanical function as well as ... polyethylene tibial insert to keep wear to ...
Medicine Products: