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is it true that fluoride makes breasts grow faster than normal, accounting for early puberty in pre-teens?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No: No evidence to support.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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No: This isn't true. Had it been, most women in the us would have large breasts because Fluoride is often supplemented in the general water supply. For the pediatric population without added Fluoride to water, supplements are prescribed. We are not seeing early or accelerated breast development in some girls because of this either. We would also all be short as bone maturity would accelerate.
Dr. James Beck
Dentistry 11 years experience
No: This is not true and has been proven false in the scientific literature. Fluoride occurs naturally in ground water all over the world and has since the beginning of life on earth.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not True: Yet another old wive's tale.There is evidence that this occurs, as my colleagues have noted.

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