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18 March 2011

Overweight girls get their periods sooner

Overweight or obese girls get their first period months earlier than their normal-weight peers, according to a Danish study.

Overweight or obese girls get their first period months earlier than their normal-weight peers, according to a Danish study.

Girls who start menstruating earlier are also more likely to have sex before most of their peers do, Dr Keim added, which increases the risk of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

 
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