Presentation Title

F-4 Relationship between body composition and age of menarche in teen-age girls

Presenter Status

MS Student, Department of Nutrition

Second Presenter Status

Department of Nutrition

Location

Buller Room 251

Start Date

8-11-2012 5:36 PM

End Date

8-11-2012 5:48 PM

Presentation Abstract

While it is established that diet is associated with health and disease, studies on children and teens are now revealing the impact of early dietary exposure to their pubertal development and future health. There is mounting evidence that early menarche is associated with increased risk of breast cancer, thus, the need to determine what dietary factors can help prevent early menarche. Since overweight/obesity and early occurrence of puberty have implications in future (adult) health of adolescents, we have explored the relationships between body composition and pubertal development in teen-age girls.

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Nov 8th, 5:36 PM Nov 8th, 5:48 PM

F-4 Relationship between body composition and age of menarche in teen-age girls

Buller Room 251

While it is established that diet is associated with health and disease, studies on children and teens are now revealing the impact of early dietary exposure to their pubertal development and future health. There is mounting evidence that early menarche is associated with increased risk of breast cancer, thus, the need to determine what dietary factors can help prevent early menarche. Since overweight/obesity and early occurrence of puberty have implications in future (adult) health of adolescents, we have explored the relationships between body composition and pubertal development in teen-age girls.