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Girls Starting Puberty as Young as SEVEN Due to Rising Childhood Obesity

Health & Wellness  (tags: child, obesity, fat, tissue, tissues, sex )

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Growing levels of obesity are seeing some girls start puberty as young as seven, studies show.

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Tuesday August 10, 2010, 12:35 am
I don't know why they're just blaming obesity when we KNOW about the hormones being fed to beef cattle that is consumed by these kids from the time they go on solid food.
The chickens are being fed hormones too. You can't avoid eating hormones unless you eat only organically raised meats.
Bovine growth hormones are in the milk the kids drink and the cheese they eat too.

I saw a special report back in about 1971 about the problem of 6 and 7 yr old girls in Argentina who were starting puberty, and it was traced back to the hormones fed to the beef cattle.

Of course, that truth will never be revealed here because our government is supporting factory farming and big agri-business. Clarence Thomas is responsible for the Monsanto patent of soybeans, and now Elena Kagan will be right there alongside supporting the destruction of the US food supply.

I'm so disappointed that Michelle Obama, on her crusade for healthy food for kids, has not even hinted at the problem of genetic engineering or hormone raised animals for meat and milk. She must know that the USDA permits school lunch beef to be rinsed with ammonia to kill E.coli...and that chickens are rinsed in chlorine to kill off salmonella.
You would think she might have taken the time to see the movie Food Inc if she's going to pick up the cause of good food for kids!

If I were the parent of one of these 7 yr old girls, I would demand hormone tests and I would demand PROOF that the hormones fed to our food animals are not to blame....and I would sue sue sue!

gail dair (0)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 1:28 am
thanks Sophie

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 2:24 am

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 2:28 am
Marilyn D. It is not just about (artificial) beef hormones. It is in our holy waters too.
And in such huge quantities...
Anti baby pills hormones in drinking water making males infertile and so on.
Only I wonder how we would get rid of this stuff.

Have you seen any petition on Elena Kagan to think over her ideas of food supply?

Pamylle G (461)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 4:43 am
Correct - it's not obesity, it's hormones, some pollutants & chemicals in plastics which mimic them.

That the media, our medical establishment & the government do not address this & other related issues proves how powerful corporate interests are.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 5:31 am

Sure, we should work to get rid of that stuff. obesity is so dangerous not only to the persons but also to the whole community. The communities that contains large ratio of obesity, can not survive.

Thanks for telling us Sophie.
Thank you Parsifal for forwarding.

Tuesday August 10, 2010, 6:43 am
I just thought of something else......
How come nobody in the government say Michelle Obama or the FDA or USDA......has put together the connection to hormones and OBESITY?
Everyone is crying the blues about obesity in adults and children.
When I was on birth control pills back in my early 20s, I gained about 20 lb in 6 months and it wasn't from over-eating!

Hormones cause weight gain too and our meat is full of them.


Tuesday August 10, 2010, 7:21 am

Janine H (36)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 9:13 am
I so agree with Marilyn! Thank you. My daughter (almost 10) is luckily not showing any signs (yet) of puberty and I think that's because we eat organic hormone free meat (only twice a week). I can tell other girls in her class have hormones in their diet as they are already in their puberty. And these girls may have a full grown body but in their minds they are still kids.

pam w (139)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 9:37 am
I work at a large zoo and see hundreds of children every week. It's SO DISTURBING to see how many are absolutely FAT--and they're stuffing junk food into their mouths as they drag themselves along the path! Our zoo does sell fries, slurpees, etc, but we also sell healthy options for kids and adults. Sorry to say...those are NOT the items of choice.

Can't adults say NO?

Maryl R (1)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 10:00 am
We need to stop feeding hormones to farm animals, I believe this is what causes early puberty not obesity.

MeowFoul B (191)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 10:54 am
A child being robbed of her childhood, how horrible, but like Maryl I think it is the hormones and anti-biotics in the meat that children are fed that is causing this problem and a lot of others. Children on a healthy, varied vegan diet will not get obsese and have a stronger amune system. It is amazing how much a diet can do, how much a person can beneifit from veganism!

Cary Mostly-Away (94)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 11:24 am
I agree 100% with you Maryl R,
when young girls reach puberty at 8 years of age it can only mean GMO foods in their diets.

liz c (827)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 12:02 pm
Noted. Thank you Sophie.

Lynn Christy (64)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 12:18 pm
I agree ladies it is a serious problem, the hormone issue... it is truly disturbing... something needs to be done about it and soon... =(

Catherine Turley (192)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 2:07 pm
yes, meowfoul, i have never heard of an overweight vegan.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 2:24 pm
I agree with the hormones argument as well.

cowboss at wscc (68)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 2:41 pm
Found this story on a "google search" - What can I say? Cheap Food Disease is rampant!


Alice B (241)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 3:02 pm
Well - diet has a LOT to do with this - and it has been proven that climate change/global warming also has. But worst of all is that now it's become the "norm" [sic] for young girls to become teen moms. (I was one back in the 1960s and it was NOT the norm then; I had to give away a hard-earned National Merit college scholarship when I became pregnant while *breaking up with my then boyfriend* due to his emerging mental-health issues - and I had to marry him - a disaster all around including post-divorce, for years on end.) I went through puberty at age 11, having a healthy diet, and managed to stay 'unpregnant' 'til age 18. These days that's OLD for a teen mom! These days real babies are having babies. Obesity is a symptom of CRAPITALIST profiteering.
JUNK FOOD = DEADLY for everybody concerned.

Coleen Mac Isaac (2)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 7:38 pm
Noted!! It's not just obesity, ( if at all), but sure is hormones that is put in food & things they drink!!!!!
Thanks for sharing!!

Lloyd H (46)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 8:55 pm
Ok, my big problem with the report is that it ignores the fact that soy products have already been directly linked to early onset puberty, not to mention that 90+% of all soy produced in the world is GMO.

Catrina Velez (46)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 9:26 pm
How does a little girl deal with the onset of these physical changes long before she is emotionally ready or able to understand the consequences? Society gives them Bratz dolls, skimpy clothing and pre-teen makeup kits. Boys pressure them to "do it or else you're gay." And with both parents working long hours to pay the bills, no wonder we have an epidemic of babies having babies.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 9:36 pm
I agree with Marilyn, some might be heredity, some don't play enough.
But I will continue to wonder how much of all this has to do with the meat and the hormones.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 9:41 pm
Marilyn D. it's called the cattlemen association, & the pork producers. Washington is doing what they do best. Turning a blind eye:(

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Wednesday August 11, 2010, 1:21 am
All we eat is polluted!

Jo Hofreiter (20)
Wednesday August 11, 2010, 1:33 am
I knew a girl who started at the age of 5.
Anyone have ideas on what to do about this. Maybe it eating FISH.

Take Care,

Kara C (15)
Wednesday August 11, 2010, 2:38 am
While I was working in childcare there was a 4 year old girl in my care, she was 102 centimeters tall and 40 kilos. her meals were processed packaged meats, McDonald's or KFC food to heat up and on a "healthy lunch day" a noodle cup (it had vegetables that apparently count)

She had larger breasts then me and started her period in the middle of the year. Turns out that's not child abuse.

Patricia Herrick (54)
Wednesday August 11, 2010, 11:00 am
I had an idea that the childhood obesity could be caused by the hormones, not that early onset puberty could be caused by obesity.

Wednesday August 11, 2010, 11:33 am
Yes,'s MONEY and GREED that are putting the hormones in the meat and dairy that our children and grandchildren eat.

If anyone knows how to start a petition to gain LOTS of signatures on Facebook...please let me know.
I'll draft a petition to go to the FDA, USDA and Michelle Obama and post it there if I can learn how.
Maybe if we can get thousands and thousands of signatures they won't be able to ignore the issue and sweep it under the rug.
Meanwhile...if you haven't signed my petition...please do it:

Wednesday August 11, 2010, 11:37 am
Kara C:
with children under the age of 10 developing and entering puberty....the pedophiles will be thrilled! These young girls don't have the mental ability to go along with their physical appearance and they won't know how to fight off the advances. That concerns me deeply.
I was almost a statistic at age 13...and would have been if I didn't know what was going on and used my wits to get away from a pedophile hanging around at a small strip mall trolling for young girls.

This is much more serious than obesity. Obesity is the SYMPTOM....the cause HAS to be HORMONES in the food!

Kathy B (106)
Wednesday August 11, 2010, 7:10 pm
Lloyd has a winner! Soy is estrogenic *and* it's in everything. I'm not saying the hormones fed to cows/cattle don't have a hand in it, I'm just saying read labels, soy oil, soy meal it's cheap and abundant.

Andrea M (23)
Wednesday August 11, 2010, 11:20 pm
Wow... As a woman who has no children, I didn't realize the problem of early puberty existed, so this is a very interesting article.

Catrina Velez (46)
Wednesday August 11, 2010, 11:29 pm
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, boys are eating the same fatty, salty, hormone and antibiotic laden foods that are strongly suspect in causing girls early puberty. Anybody notice anything funny going on with little boys? Why are so many more of our sons growing up to identify themselves as gay?

Becca D (9)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 4:32 am
Noted, thanks Sophie

Judith Emerson (0)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 12:04 pm
This is incredibly disturbing news. With so many environmental factors affecting our children, especially in economically disadvantged areas of cities & towns, we continue to trash our land & water & air, shrinking the possiblities of so many people's lives on whom our own country's present and future depend.

Mima M (244)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 12:53 pm
That's bad...

Abbey P. (0)
Wednesday December 8, 2010, 1:26 pm
im 14 and i was borin in 1996. i started puberty at ages 6/7 and i wasn't obese or fat people develop in diferent shapes and sizes and speeds...

Abbey P. (0)
Wednesday December 8, 2010, 1:29 pm
i also don't think it's disturbing, i had no problem with it and it didn't effect me, i have 34D breasts and puberty and periods came along time ago i think its perfectly natural and its going to happen anyway :D
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