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A 39-year-old member asked:

Does dieting at a young age, lets say 12 yrs old lead up to delayed puberty?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
It can: If weight loss is necessary for a child, medical supervision is a must. If the child takes it upon him/herself to lose weight without medical supervision, final height potential and pubertal development can be affected.
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