Study Suggests Obesity May Delay Boys' Puberty

Researchers may have found yet another reason not to let boys become obese -- it could delay their puberty. A study following over 400 boys shows that those who are obese are twice as likely as their normal-weight counterparts not to have started puberty by the age of 11 and a half. While previous studies in girls had shown the opposite phenomenon -- girls who are obese tend to hit puberty earlier than their normal-weight counterparts -- it seems obesity may cause a maturity delay in boys, a...Full Story
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