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    Fat, protein and its affect on puberty

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    Puberty is triggered by a complex set of hormones and is one of the major physical milestones that occur during adolescence. Menarche, a girls first menstrual period, typically occurs between the ages of 11 and 15. This age is a drastic change from the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries when the average age of menarche was 17!

    There have been many suggestions as to why this has changed; one is the change in diet and lifestyle - mainly increases in protein and fat intake.

    Why do you suppose the increase in fat and protein affect the timing of puberty?

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    The increase in fat and protein may affect puberty because it may be the body's signal that the individual is ready to produce offspring. Fat and ...

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    Why do you suppose the increase in fat and protein affect the timing of puberty is determined.

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