Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Childhood Obesity

It has become an epidemic, leading to the very early development of Type 2 Diabetes. However, obesity in children is also causing something else:

The growing rates of child obesity in the United States may be causing girls to
reach puberty at an increasingly younger age, a study released Monday concluded.

After following 354 girls, University of Michigan researchers found those who were fatter at age 3 and continued to gain weight reached puberty, as defined by breast development, by age 9.
Earlier evidence has shown that girls are entering puberty at younger ages than they were 30 years ago.

This simply adds to the growing health and social problems of childhood obesity and is avoidable in the live of so many kids.