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Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Do sugary drinks trigger early puberty in girls?
Girls who drink more sugary beverages start their periods earlier than girls who consume fewer. That's the finding of a new study, and it suggests that this consumption is somehow linked to the onset of puberty. The association remained even once the girls' weight and height had been controlled for. But how robust is the link? So, are girls really entering puberty earlier? It seems that way. Girls usually enter puberty somewhere between the ages of 8 and 14, although some start sooner. The...
Full Story: New Scientist

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