Obese Or Gestational Diabetic Mothers Responsible For Early Puberty In Her Daughter

Obese Or Gestational Diabetic Mothers Responsible For Early Puberty In Her Daughter


  • Post By : Kumar Jeetendra

  • Source: Kaiser Permanente

  • Date: 08 Jun,2016

Researcher recently found that mother with obesity and Gestational diabetes responsible for early puberty in her daughters. The concern research recently appears in American Journal of Epidemiology.

According to research survey the American girls are maturing earlier now in compare to few decades ago and this puberty effects number of disorders include Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and even cancer too.

According to Researcher,

"Very few previous studies have examined the association between maternal pregnancy or pre-pregnancy factors and the timing of puberty in daughters. Understanding what causes earlier onset of puberty is important in designing prevention strategies," explained Ai Kubo, MPH, PhD, the study's lead author and an epidemiologist at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research. "Women who are planning on becoming pregnant or are pregnant should be aware that their obesity or gestational diabetes may influence their child's health in the future, beyond the known risk of childhood obesity."

Under experimental surveys girls are followed from 2005 to 2012 with regular clinic visits to measure each girl's height, weight and other parameters. Trained personnel assessed the onset of puberty by physical examination during study clinic visits and at the result Researcher found that women having obesity and gestational diabetes before pregnancy are 2.5 times more likely to have earlier onset pubic hair development than their peers whose mothers had normal weight and no gestational diabetes.

Story source:Kaiser Permanente

Journal References:

Ai Kubo, Assiamira Ferrara, Cecile A. Laurent, Gayle C. Windham, Louise C. Greenspan, Julianna Deardorff, Robert A. Hiatt, Charles P. Quesenberry, and Lawrence H. Kushi. Associations Between Maternal Pregravid Obesity and Gestational Diabetes and the Timing of Pubarche in Daughters. American Journal of Epidemiology, June 2016 DOI: 10.1093/aje/kww006

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