Health Rewind: The Link Between Weight and Early Puberty

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The Link Between Weight and Early Puberty

Childhood obesity may help spark early puberty in girls, especially those who are Black, says a new study. Researchers found that on average Black girls started developing breasts at 8.8 years compared to 9.2 for white girls. Also, 18 percent of Black first graders had breast buds compared to 4 percent of white female first graders, NBC.com reported. — Kellee Terrell

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