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Do hormones in milk cause early puberty?

Do hormones in milk cause early puberty?

Probably Not: There has been discussion that hormones in the environment may trigger hormonal changes in our children. To my knowledge currently there is no evidence supporting this concern. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Precocious Puberty (Definition)

Precocious puberty is a medical condition in which development of secondary sex characteristics (breasts, testicular enlargement) occurs before age 8 in girls and age 9 in boys. Often times, especially in girls, the cause is unknown and not harmful to the child. However, all children with precocious puberty should see a doctor to rule out harmful causes such as cancer. Furthermore, early puberty can stunt growth due to premature closure of the growth plates. Early detection and intervention can prevent ...Read more


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Can milk thistle cause early puberty?

Can milk thistle cause early puberty?

It's unclear ...: Extracts of the milk thistle plant can act like estrogen and enhance the body's estrogen effects. Extracts of the seeds do not seem to have this same effect. Those with hormone sensitive conditions (i.e., breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids) should not take milk thistle. ...Read more

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Do hormones in meat cause early puberty?

Do hormones in meat cause early puberty?

No: To reaffirm, dr. Vuguin, there is no evidence that these hormones trigger early onset of puberty. This has been proposed as a possibility and is currently under investigation. ...Read more

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Does eating non-organic food (milk/meat) cause early puberty in girls? My niece's ped told her mom to give organic as reg milk causes early puberty.

Does eating non-organic food (milk/meat) cause early puberty in girls? My niece's ped told her mom to give organic as reg milk causes early puberty.

Possibly but...: There is evidence that girls who consume relatively high levels of dairy ; meat have earlier puberty but it is not clear if organic dairy ; meat would affect this; it might be due to the protein increasing growth hormone, but it might also be related to pesticide residues that have estrogen-like effects. I advise eating organic for other reasons- see http://huff.To/1byvjbz ; http://bit.Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more

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Can stress cause early puberty?

Can stress cause early puberty?

Am not familiar with: Any literature indicated that increased stress would lead to accelerated puberty. ...Read more

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Does autism cause early puberty in girls?

Does autism cause early puberty in girls?

No: Not in my experience. I see the same age range of puberty in my autistic girls as i did when i practiced general pediatrics. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


Dr. James Chapman
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more