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Maternal overweight associated with early puberty in girls

09:40 EDT 26 Apr 2018 | Healio

Ai Kubo
The early onset of puberty in girls aged 6 to 11 years was associated with in utero exposure to maternal overweight and hyperglycemia, according to findings published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Adverse health consequences, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome and cancer, have been linked to early onset of puberty. Specifically, for girls, early puberty onset can increase the risk for depression and anxiety and has been associated with earlier sexual initiation and pregnancy, according to the study background.
“Little is known regarding the

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