Age at menarche: Influences of prenatal and postnatal growth.

  title={Age at menarche: Influences of prenatal and postnatal growth.},
  author={Deborah Magdalena Sloboda and Roger Hart and Dorota A. Doherty and Craig Edward Pennell and Martha Hickey},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={92 1},
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the influence of birth weight and postnatal weight gain on age at menarche. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS This was a prospective cohort study where girls from the West Australian Pregnancy (Raine) Cohort Study were followed prospectively from fetal life (18 wk of pregnancy) to adolescence (12-14 yr). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Age at menarche was the main outcome measure. RESULTS Growth status at birth was judged by expected birth… CONTINUE READING

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