Dieting With Your Daughter Improves Long Term Health
Body fat % can trigger earlier physiologic steps in this process, thus the heavier a girl is, in general, the earlier she will have her first period. Of course it goes without saying that the brain maturation and psychosocial development is not going to be affected by one's weight, we think, that research is still pending. Overweight or obese girls get their first period months earlier than their normal-weight peers, according to a new Danish study. And the normal sequence of events that should proceed at about 2.5 to 3 years from start to finish will not only proceed earlier in obese girls but it can proceed faster so that the current epidemic of obesity...currently at least 1/6 teens is making this more and more common place.
In a Medscape report they have noted early-onset menstruation can be linked to greater risks of later health problems such as breast cancer, according to Dr. Sarah Keim, a researcher at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, who commented by wasn't involved in the new study. Also a potential future concern for those with early puberty in conjunction with early obesity is more heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol and other health concerns associated with obesity.
Also in that report they point out 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. These girls are now on average getting their periods at about 12, or earlier. Whether it's genetics or the food on the dinner table the whole family enjoys the researchers also found that a girl's mother's weight is related to whether that girl is overweight, dating back to your pregnancy days. For every point her mother's prepregnancy BMI went up, the girl's period came about a week earlier, according to the new study, which appeared online March 10th in Fertility and Sterility. Healthy eating thus goes for the family as a whole. So for those who hate the word and concept of dieting, you still have "your diet together," and your health habits are a big effect on your girls habits. So go" halvies" now and then on sandwiches and portions, it's fun, it's together and it's healthy.