Health risks caused by early puberty: Heart problems, Anorexia, Depression, Diabetes and more

Heart diseases and strokes

A UK study suggests that girls who experience their first period before the age of 12 are at a higher risk to suffer a heart attack or a stroke later in their life, in comparison to girls who start menstruating at 13 or when they are a little older than that. Though no direct link has been found yet, the reason is attributed to be obesity.

Diabetes

According to a UK┬áBiobank study, early puberty is also associated with type 2 diabetes in women who hit precocious puberty. They become potential targets for the disease when they experience early puberty as opposed to their peers who don’t.

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