More Girls Started Puberty Early During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Than in Previous Years
[Source: Medical X-Press]
The number of girls diagnosed with precocious puberty increased during the COVID-19 pandemic due to potential risk factors such as increased screen time and less physical activity, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. The study was titled, “Precocious Puberty Diagnoses Spike, COVID-19 Pandemic, and Body Mass Index: Findings from a Four-Year Study.”
The number of girls referred to pediatric endocrinologists for precocious puberty has increased significantly over the last two years, potentially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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