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Breast Cancer, Obesity, Puberty Link

Written by Dr Michael McCoy

Young girls whose first outward indicator of entering puberty is breast development may be more likely to be obese later in life.

The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, followed more than 850 young girls over a period of 10 years and also found that girls whose onset of puberty is marked by breast development are more likely to be obese by late adolescence than young girls whose first sign of puberty is pubic hair.

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