Medindia

X

Early Puberty Leads to Hormonal Imbalance in Girls

by VR Sreeraman on  September 10, 2011 at 9:46 PM Research News   - G J E 4
Researchers are concerned that girls are reaching puberty at an increasingly earlier age, and this trend to rapid maturity continues through women's adult lives.
 Early Puberty Leads to Hormonal Imbalance in Girls
Early Puberty Leads to Hormonal Imbalance in Girls
Advertisement

Tel Aviv University researchers found that women today are 2.5 times more likely to develop Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna (HFI), a hormonal condition once typically found in post-menopausal women, earlier and more frequently than the female population a century ago.

Advertisement
Women's hormonal balances are changing and taking a physical toll, says Prof. Israel Hershkovitz and his graduate student Hila May of TAU's Sackler Faculty of Medicine, together with Dr. Natan Peled of Carmel Medical Center in Haifa.

That balance is being affected by the hormones we now consume in our food and by our changing fertility patterns, such as having children later in life.

HFI occurs when a hormonal imbalance leads to the growth of lesions, or bone masses, in the inner skull.

This may lead to symptoms such as chronic headaches, weight gain, and thyroid irregularities, and is suspected to have multiple causes, including lifestyle, fertility habits, nutrition, and environment.

An age-dependent condition, HFI was once known to primarily strike post-menopausal women, who had then been exposed moderate levels of estrogen throughout their lives.

Now it is appearing as well in pre-menopausal women, who have been exposed to higher levels of estrogen earlier in their lifetimes.

Their research recently appeared in the American Journal of Human Biology.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All

More News on: