Thelarche, pubarche, and menarche attainment in children with normal and elevated body mass index.

@article{Rosenfield2009ThelarchePA,
  title={Thelarche, pubarche, and menarche attainment in children with normal and elevated body mass index.},
  author={Robert L. Rosenfield and Rebecca B. Lipton and Melinda L. Drum},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={123 1},
  pages={84-8}
}
BACKGROUND The early onset of puberty may be related to obesity, so there is a need to know the prevalence of early pubertal milestones in nonoverweight children. OBJECTIVE. We compared attainment of stage 2 breasts, stage 3 (sexual) pubic hair, and menarche in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey sample of children with normal BMI with those with excessive BMI (> or =85th percentile). DESIGN/METHODS The ages at which 5%, 50%, and 95% of youth had attained key pubertal… CONTINUE READING

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