Girls born to obese moms far more likely to start puberty early, study finds

Girls born to obese moms far more likely to start puberty early, study finds

Girls born to obese mothers are more likely to start puberty early than daughters of normal-weight or underweight mothers, new research finds. The study, published today in the American Journal of Epidemiology, involved more than 15,000 girls ages 6 to 11 in Northern California, using doctors' records of children's development for the analysis. The normal age for girls to start puberty is between 8 and 13 years old, with early puberty defined as beginning when a girl is younger than 8. The research -- when adjusting for factors like the mother's age, ethnicity and education level when she gives birth,...

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