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Childhood Obesity May Cause Earlier Puberty. Should We Be Worried?

A new study proves a connection exists between early puberty in girls and obesity. As if we needed another reason to be concerned about the childhood obesity epidemic. The results of the study aren…

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Why are Children Starting Puberty Earlier?

Early onset of puberty is considered a risk factor for a number of diseases in adulthood, including hormone-related cancers, a shorter lifespan, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease. The …

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Exercise: A Secret Weapon Against Disease?

Photo Courtesy Of:  Thinkstock/Comstock Not just one, but two recent studies have concluded that watching TV can have serious repercussions. If you're over the age of 25, every hour spent in front of…

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Early Puberty Doubles in a Decade

In the last decade, the number of girls in the US reaching puberty at the age of 7 has doubled. The cause has not been confirmed, but obesity and exposure to chemicals that mimic the female hormon…

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