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    Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty
    atti_editor posted:
    "Girls who consume a lot of sugary drinks may enter puberty earlier than girls who don't, Harvard researchers report.

    Among nearly 5,600 girls aged 9 to 14 who were followed between 1996 and 2001, the researchers found that those who drank more than 1.5 servings of sugary drinks a day had their first period 2.7 months earlier than those who drank two or fewer of these drinks a week."

    Why does this matter? The study identifies early periods as a risk factor for depression in adolescence and breast cancer in adulthood.

    Are you the parent of a young girl? Do you allow a lot of sugary drinks in your home?
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    christinaorr65 responded:
    This is very interesting. I do not allow my girls to have a lot of sugary drinks, (I actually try to limit their processed sugar intake as much as possible!) but I am also not sure if a few months is very significant. Better to avoid soda for plenty of other reasons though!
    ryanbrowning115 responded:
    wow this is interesting.

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