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Study: More U.S. girls starting puberty early
Posted By admin On August 9, 2010 @ 9:38 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled
Aug 9, 2010
Girls in the United States are entering puberty at earlier ages than they have in the past, a new study reports.
Experts aren’t sure what’s behind the increase in earlier puberty, but it’s likely due to a combination of factors, including the childhood obesity epidemic and substances in the environment.
Chemicals in the environment — most notably bisphenol-A (BPA), which is found in many hard plastic products — may affect hormones as well, says Gary Berkovitz, M.D., a professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine.
A girl’s experience in infancy and even in the womb may also contribute to earlier puberty, according to a second study that appears in the same issue of Pediatrics.
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 CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/08/09/girls.starting.puberty.early/index.html?hpt=T2#fbid=EXffsqqCwYB&wom=false
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 Early Puberty in Girls Linked to BPA, Dangerous Chemicals: http://www.prisonplanet.com/144763.html
 Gender-bender chemicals causing early puberty in girls: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gender-bender-chemicals-causing-early-puberty-in-girls.html
 Young girls now reaching puberty at age seven: http://www.prisonplanet.com/young-girls-now-reaching-puberty-at-age-seven.html
 Girls now reaching puberty at age nine, thanks to chemicals in the food supply (milk and plastics): http://www.prisonplanet.com/girls-now-reaching-puberty-at-age-nine-thanks-to-chemicals-in-the-food-supply-milk-and-plastics.html
 Age 10 the ‘New Norm’ for Puberty in Girls Thanks to Chemicals Like BPA: http://www.prisonplanet.com/age-10-the-%e2%80%98new-norm%e2%80%99-for-puberty-in-girls-thanks-to-chemicals-like-bpa.html
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