The effect of earlier puberty on cardiometabolic risk factors in Afro-Caribbean children.

@article{Boyne2014TheEO,
  title={The effect of earlier puberty on cardiometabolic risk factors in Afro-Caribbean children.},
  author={Michael S Boyne and Minerva Thame and Clive Osmond and Raphael A. Fraser and Leslie Gabay and Carolyn Taylor-Bryan and Terrence E. Forrester},
  journal={Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM},
  year={2014},
  volume={27 5-6},
  pages={453-60}
}
An earlier onset of puberty is associated with increased cardiometabolic risk. We investigated whether this relation was independent of faster childhood growth or current size in an Afro-Caribbean birth cohort (n=259). Anthropometry was measured at birth and then 6-monthly. Tanner staging started at age 8 years. Cardiometabolic risk factors were measured at mean age 11.5 years. In boys, pubarchal stage and testicular size were associated with lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, higher… CONTINUE READING