Home > Lifestyle > Teen > News 22 November 2010 Genes linked to puberty, body fat in girls Scientists have pinpointed 30 genes that control the timing of puberty in females, which may also play a role in body weight regulation. 0 Ask Teen Expert » Quiz Will the relationship last? » Test Push-ups » From girl to woman From boy to man This article has not necessarily been edited by Health24. In addition to the two genes already known to play a role in the timing of puberty, the team identified 30 new genes and suggestive evidence for another 10 genes. NEXT ON HEALTH24X Giving up one food will help your health – and the planet 2020-01-15 14:39 More: TeenNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Coronavirus in SA: All the confirmed cases Medical Coronavirus morning update: Storm 'is now arriving', and Western Cape premier tests positive Medical Recovering from Covid-19: Are there any lasting effects? Medical An expert's guide to keeping bad dreams at bay Medical WATCH | #Aids2020 study: Dolutegravir is safe for pregnant women to use. Here's why. Medical To everything there is a season, including heart disease Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.