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  • Newly Published Research shows Early Onset of Puberty

    Newly released study adds further evidence that girls are entering puberty at an earlier age. As you may have heard and printed online today, pediatricians are evidencing girls are entering puberty as early as 7 years of age. Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco have recruited over 1,200 girls age 6 to 8 years of age and have witnessed a proportion of girls who have breast development at ages 7 and 8 showing the age pubertal onset is decreasing. Research conducted in the past put average age of puberty between 10 and 11 years. This group has been working together and are part of a 7 year Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Centers (BCERC) network investigating the influence of environmental exposures on mammary gland development. Please take a moment and check out the link below.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704268004575417442626829952.html?
    KEYWORDS=Early+Puberty