early puberty

early puberty

Pediatrics The development of signs of sexual maturity before age 8 in ♀ and before age 9 in ♂; some children have changes as early as age 3 or 4; in general there is no identifiable cause in ♀; half of ♂ have underlying medical problems–eg, hormone secreting tumors. See Puberty.
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A new book, " The New Puberty," looks at the percentage of girls who are going through early puberty and the environmental, biological and socioeconomic factors that could cause this.
Early puberty is also considered a cause for a variety of diseases later in life such as an increased risk of breast cancer in females.
With the seizure of oxytocin injections from an unlicensed store in Jammu this week, it has become clear that the hormone is still being used for all the wrong purposes -- notably to induce early puberty among girls who have been dragged into flesh trade; or to induce quick child birth; or to extract more milk from the cows.
Phthalates have been shown in studies to cause "reproductive defects, obesity and early puberty.
She also threw light on the early puberty cases which was not so common in the past, and until now, rising (http://au.
Senior author Dr Ken Ong said that they were also studying the genetic factors to understand how early puberty in girls is linked to higher risks of developing diabetes, heart disease and breast cancer in later life, and to hopefully one day break this link.
Previous studies have linked BPA to problems with reproductive development, early puberty, obesity and cancers.
This study adds to the growing body of scientific research that exposure to environmental chemicals may be associated with early puberty," says Danielle Buttke, a researcher at CDC and lead author on the study.
In the last six months alone, more than 60 per cent of patients (around 50) at the Hospital's paediatric endocrinology department have been diagnosed with short stature, thyroid disorders and early puberty.
Observations of sexually abused girls are what helped launch the scientific study of early puberty.
The findings suggest that the timing and tempo of puberty are malleable based on early life experiences, with distress at a young age often a key trigger of early puberty.
The film did not discuss early puberty, but other researchers have shown links between chemicals and early puberty in girls, as related to the development of obesity, and diabetes.

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