Puberty

Precocious Puberty More Common in Girls Than Boys

Precocious Puberty More Common in Girls Than Boys

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Ovarian cyst and McCune-Albright syndrome were most responsible for the increased risk of non-congenital adrenal hyperplasia gonadotropin-independent precocious puberty.

Earlier Age at Menarche May Increase Gestational Diabetes Risk

Earlier Age at Menarche May Increase Gestational Diabetes Risk

Earlier age at menarche is associated with increased risk for gestational diabetes, according to a study published in Diabetes Care.

Early Development in Children May Not Always Indicate Precocious Puberty

Early Development in Children May Not Always Indicate Precocious Puberty

Children who develop certain signs of puberty at an early age are commonly referred to specialists for an evaluation, but this is often unnecessary.

HOMA-IR Affected by Sleep in Overweight, Obese Adolescents

HOMA-IR Affected by Sleep in Overweight, Obese Adolescents

Significant contributors include BMI z-score, age, pubertal stage, total sleep time and sleep efficiency.

Early Menarche May Raise Risk for ER-Positive Breast Cancer in Black Women

Early Menarche May Raise Risk for ER-Positive Breast Cancer in Black Women

For ER-negative breast cancer, childbirth status didn't affect benefits of later menarche age

Longer-Term Histrelin Safe, Effective for Central Precocious Puberty

Longer-Term Histrelin Safe, Effective for Central Precocious Puberty

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Long-term treatment with the histrelin implant safely and effectively sustained gonadotropin suppression and improved predicted adult height in central precocious puberty.

Sugary Drinks Tied to Earlier Onset of Menstrual Periods

Sugary Drinks Tied to Earlier Onset of Menstrual Periods

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Girls who consume a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages are more likely to start their menstrual periods earlier than those who do not.

Age of Menstruation Onset Influences Heart Disease Risk

Age of Menstruation Onset Influences Heart Disease Risk

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Women who had an early or late age of menstruation onset have an increased risk for coronary heart disease, stroke and hypertension.

Disrupting Deep Sleep Doesn't Affect Luteinizing Hormone Secretion in Puberty

Disrupting Deep Sleep Doesn't Affect Luteinizing Hormone Secretion in Puberty

In pubertal children, disrupting deep sleep does not affect luteinizing hormone secretion.

Intense Training and Endocrine Disorders in Young Female Athletes

Intense Training and Endocrine Disorders in Young Female Athletes

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Young female athletes my experience endocrine disorders, including menstrual problems and difficulty with bone mass, due to intense training.

Puberty Impacts Metabolic Health in Obese Children

Puberty Impacts Metabolic Health in Obese Children

Metabolic health in obese children likely changes during puberty.

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