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Girls growing up too soon

GirlsThere’s a sensitive topic that we need to discuss. Many people have begun to notice that girls are reaching puberty at younger and younger ages. In medicine it’s known as precocious puberty. Medical authorities have been noticing the trend for some time, but now as the problem worsens, they are sounding the alarm. In addition to any social and psychological consequences to early puberty, doctors are worried about increased risks of breast cancer and other diseases. The real question is why is this happening, and what can we do about it?  Researchers have determined that, as in so many other health problems, increased consumption of meat and dairy are a big part of the cause. Read more