Influence of obesity on timing of puberty.

  title={Influence of obesity on timing of puberty.},
  author={Frank M. Biro and Philip Khoury and John A. Morrison},
  journal={International journal of andrology},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={272-7; discussion 286-90}
Timing of normal pubertal maturation has received increased attention over the past several years. Age of menarche showed a dramatic decrease in the first half of the 20th century in Western nations; since 1960, the decrease in age of menarche has slowed and, in some societies, has actually increased. More recently, age of onset of pubertal maturation appears to have decreased, especially in girls. Multiple studies have demonstrated that childhood levels of obesity and ponderosity are… CONTINUE READING


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