Puberty timing associated with obesity and central obesity in Chinese Han girls.

Affiliation

NHC Key Lab. of Reproduction Regulation (Shanghai Institute of Planned Parenthood Research), School of Public Health, Fudan University, 779 Laohumin Road, Shanghai, 200237, China. [Email]

Abstract

There is growing scientific evidence supports a link between increased childhood adiposity and early onset of puberty in girls worldwide in recent decades. However, the data from Chinese girls remain ambiguous. The aims of this study were to estimate the puberty milestones and examine attainment of puberty associated with obesity and central obesity in Chinese Han schoolgirls.

Keywords

Central obesity,Obesity,Puberty timing,Tanner stage,

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