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Can my diet affect puberty?
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: YES IT CAN
And usually does! eat healthy, frequently, small amounts at a time of all the good nutritional fruits, vegetables, low fat protein sources, good fats and fiber! drink water, avoid sugars and junk food and exercise.
It will all work out in the long run!

In brief: YES IT CAN
And usually does! eat healthy, frequently, small amounts at a time of all the good nutritional fruits, vegetables, low fat protein sources, good fats and fiber! drink water, avoid sugars and junk food and exercise.
It will all work out in the long run!
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes!
If you run a caloric deficit because of inadequate calorie intake, eating disorder, or over exercising, you will delay puberty, and if in puberty, stop having menstrual cycles.
If this happens, other serious problems can occur. Then you can develop the athletic ammenorheic triad, including osteoporosis. Athletes in gymnastics are particularly prone to this: combined emphasis on weight and exercise.

In brief: Yes!
If you run a caloric deficit because of inadequate calorie intake, eating disorder, or over exercising, you will delay puberty, and if in puberty, stop having menstrual cycles.
If this happens, other serious problems can occur. Then you can develop the athletic ammenorheic triad, including osteoporosis. Athletes in gymnastics are particularly prone to this: combined emphasis on weight and exercise.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
AGREE WITH DR. NAMEY. ALSO, GOING THE OTHER WAY AND RUNNING A CALORY EXCESS, NOR EXERCISING AND EATING POORLY WILL ALSO CAUSE HORMONAL PROBLEMS, PARTICULARLY THOSE TRIGGERED BY EXCESS INSULIN PRODUCTION, WHICH MAY NOT ONLY AFFECT ONSET OF PUBERTY BUT ALSO INCREASE RISKS FOR PCOS AND INFERTILITY, AS WELL AS EXCESS RISK FOR DIABETES AND OBESITY RELATED ILLNESSES.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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