A member asked:

Does playing sports and eating healthy makes you go through puberty more early?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

The actual factors initiating puberty are complex, but good nutrition & physical activity are not known to speed the process. In some cases, physical training for sports like gymnastics & the lean body required may delay puberty in some. Weight excess may accelerate puberty and lead to decreased final height.

Answered Sep 28, 2016



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Dr. Patricia Vuguin answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

At this point we do not know what makes you go through puberty early except for obesity so a healthy lifestyle may prevent the risk of going into puberty early.

Answered Oct 15, 2013


Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss answered

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Being active and eating healthy make for a good lifestyle. Overdoing the exercise can actually delay puberty. You should discuss this with your doctor.

Answered Dec 22, 2014



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