Dietary protein intake throughout childhood is associated with the timing of puberty.

  title={Dietary protein intake throughout childhood is associated with the timing of puberty.},
  author={Anke L. B. G{\"u}nther and Nadina Karaolis-Danckert and Anja Kroke and Thomas Remer and Anette E Buyken},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={140 3},
Early puberty onset is associated with hormone-related cancers, but whether diet in childhood influences pubertal timing is controversial. We examined the association of protein intake in early and mid-childhood with the ages at take-off of the pubertal growth spurt (ATO), peak height velocity (APHV), and menarche in girls and voice break in boys using data from the longitudinal Dortmund Nutritional and Anthropometric Longitudinally Designed Study. Among participants who provided 3-d weighed… 

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