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Girls Age 3 Hitting Puberty : Hormones In Food and Water to Blame

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posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 09:17 AM

Girls Age 3 Hitting Puberty : Hormones In Food and Water to Blame

GIRLS are starting to hit puberty at the age of THREE.

Shocked doctors blame hormones in food and water for some British toddlers showing signs of breast growth.

Other pre-school youngsters even experience periods that normally start in their teens – and have temper tantrums just like adolescents.

The phenomenon is feared to have become more common since the 1990s – with doctors having to give increasing numbers of tots jabs to keep puberty at bay.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 09:17 AM
Age 3?!?!?! Holy Cow. Do we really blame hormones in the food and water or genetic abnormalities?
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 09:54 AM
How ridiculous. We NEED to have stricter guidelines on what these companies put in our food.

All they care about is maximizing their profits.

Here in the U.S., we'll have to wait until Bush is out of office before we can see anything done for the PEOPLE, and NOT the corporations.

posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 10:06 AM
Remember guys, the sun is a tabloid, but if true, do not know what to say.


posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 10:30 AM

Originally posted by andy1033
Remember guys, the sun is a tabloid, but if true, do not know what to say.

This is true sensationlist claims accurate or inaccurate are printed in 'The Sun' on a day to day basis just to sell the paper with no regard for the readers factual faculties . Although their may be truth in it as in 1939 that 5 year old girl Lina Medina got pregnant and gave birth to a kid. Showing that sexual organs can be present at very very young ages due to genetics.

posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 10:33 AM

Originally posted by bigbert81
We NEED to have stricter guidelines on what these companies put in our food.

How do you automatically jump to the conclusion that this case is due to a dietary cause

Precocious puberty is well documented throughout history, and granted we are seeing more cases now, but in a three year old diet is not the cause.

Early pubic hair, breast, or genital development may result from natural early maturation or from several other conditions.

* Early puberty which is natural in every way except age is termed idiopathic central precocious puberty. It may be partial or transient. Central puberty can also occur prematurely if the inhibitory system of the brain is damaged, or a hypothalamic hamartoma produces pulsatile gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH).

* Secondary sexual development induced by sex steroids from other abnormal sources (gonadal or adrenal tumors, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, etc.) is referred to as peripheral precocious puberty or precocious pseudopuberty...........

Girls who are obese are more likely to physically mature earlier. Precocious puberty can make a child able to conceive when very young; the youngest mother on record is Lina Medina, who gave birth at the age of 5 years, 7 months and 21 days. An 8 year old boy had early puberty caused by a malignant intracranial germ cell tumor.

The role of the pineal gland in reproduction of other species of vertebrate suggest that the pineal gland does have significance in development and function of human reproductive axis. In a study using neonatal melatonin on rats, results suggest that elevated melatonin could be responsible for some cases of early puberty.

Sometimes, precocious puberty stems from a structural problem in the brain (such as a tumor), brain injury due to head trauma, an infection (such as meningitis), or a problem in the ovaries or thyroid gland that triggers the onset of puberty ahead of schedule - but this usually isn't the case.

For the majority of girls, there's no underlying medical problem - they simply start puberty too early for no known reason. In boys, the condition is less common, and more likely to be associated with an underlying medical problem than it is in girls.

In about 5% of boys, precocious puberty is inherited. Starting puberty early can be passed to the son from the father or to the son from the maternal grandfather through the mother (who will not be affected by the disorder). But less than 1% of girls affected by precocious puberty have inherited the condition.

Sometimes precocious puberty is the result of a structural problem in the brain that triggers puberty to begin too early. There are many conditions that may lead to precocious puberty, such as:

* Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
* McCune-Albright syndrome
* Gonadal (testicles or ovaries) or adrenal gland disorders or tumors
* hCG-secreting tumors
* Hypothalamic hamartoma

I've also read a study that some plastics break down and imitate the female hormone that can cause gynecomastia in boys, but even this has other causes. Obesity, kidney or liver disease, and other causes can be attributed to breast development in males.

I would be very surprised if food is the cause of this 3 year old hitting puberty early.

posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 10:40 AM
i don't know if this particular article is credible but i can only speak from what i see.

i have not been in highschool for 14 that time, i will say that girls of that age sure do look a lot different. in the breast department and in the booty department....

something is going on. 9th grade girls sure do not look like 9th grade girls these days.

posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 10:48 AM

Originally posted by harddrive21

Girls Age 3 Hitting Puberty : Hormones In Food and Water to Blame

doctors having to give increasing numbers of tots jabs to keep puberty at bay.

yikes... doctors having to give more "jabs?" I assume that means shots, which means more chemicals. So let me get this right.. you fight hormones and chemicals with more hormones and chemicals? Something about that just doesn't add up. Oh well, the American way...

posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 11:03 AM
I have to admit a certain fondness for the sun - it's a paper that always gives me a good giggle.
Whilst it's not the worst tabloid paper in the UK, it's pretty much up there - think of it as a populist tabloid with pretensions of credibility.

Here is a slightly more credible source stating pretty much the same thing - but note the adverts for FOX.

I haven't been able to find stories about this in the other daily papers, but I haven't looked that hard in fairness.

posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 11:09 AM
reply to post by bigbert81

I can agree that should let you know, but I don't believe their should be guidelines as to what they can put in. After all, I wouldn't want the government to tell me how to eat.

Just look at the ingredients of your food and wikipedia them. It's simple now that we have the NET. I'm a vegan now because of all the crap that I realized I was eating, and I haven't been sick in 2 years (not even sniffles on a cold day). Obviously you don't need to go to the extreme I did. but paying attention to what you eat will help you more than blindly trusting the Government to know what's best for you, IMHO.

edit: and yeah, 3 year olds don't really have diets, so it's not really a root cause for that (if that's even true, some have said The Sun is a tabloid).


[edit on 1/14/2008 by Arcane Demesne]

posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 11:14 AM
Here is a link to a live science article from Sept. 07 :

Complicating matters further are racial differences. On average, African American girls show signs of puberty, with breast development and chemical changes in their bodies, almost two years sooner than white girls, at age 8.8. This is according to the largest study on precocious puberty, involving over 17,000 girls, by Marcia Hermann-Giddens of the University of North Carolina, published in 1997 in the journal Pediatrics. By age 8, nearly 50 percent of the black girls but only 15 percent of the white girls had begun pubertal development.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

So in Black females, 50% by age 8....that is nuts.

posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 11:18 AM
Here is the link to a VERY good thread discussing this awhile back.

Note the implications of hormones in the milk and the waste from birth control in the sewer system.

[edit on 14-1-2008 by interestedalways]

posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 11:18 AM
I can remember back in the late 70's and early 80's, when I was in high school and shortly after, we had a term for this called "the chicken syndrome." We were aware that chickens were given hormone shots, even back then, to increase their growth rate and the quantity of their breast meat.

I have to agree with Boondock78 that kids seem to be maturing much faster these days, and it may be due in some part to increased levels of growth hormones in our food, especially meat protein, supply.

posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 11:29 AM
reply to post by Arcane Demesne

Do not wikipedia those will just scare you (meant seriously, but in a joking tone). I do not want the government saying what ingredients should be in the food, nor do I want these chemicals in them. Will a new administration do anything? Nope. Bush 1, Clinton (maybe 1), Bush 2 and who ever takes over will not regulate these things. The FDA needs to crack down on this, but they won't. Too much money involved. Can we all go organic? Not too feasible unless you personally grow all your vegetables and raise the livestock. The more I think about this, the more I realize there is no happy medium here. We are at their (food industry) mercy. Big Government cannot save us. They will make a list of things that can not be used in food for preservatives and whatnot, but more will just be created and used. We have no real long term data on damage these chemicals can do.
As for the hormones in the food/water supply...I think we're screwed here. They will be used to increase yields of beef/chicken. Antibiotics will be used in feed. Our produce will be laced with pesticides and insecticides.
Any suggestions on how to remedy this? I am out of ideas here.

posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 12:21 PM
Big government wont save you no, and I hate to give the government anymore power in any aspect of our lives. It is a double edged sword, there are so many people that just have no clue about how to eat right. They are bombarded everyday with comercials on TV for food, and most of it is not very healthy. You also have to look at the fact that eating organic healthy food is quite a bit more expensive then the other crappy boxed food.
My kid doesnt get anything but organic milk, it is more expensive, but it is worth the extra money for piece of mind. We buy all our meat from a butcher that has meat that has never had hormones and havent had antibiotics for 160 days. It is more expensive but again the piece of mind for my childs health is worth it. We grow alot of our own vegetables then freeze or can them, and now we have the opportunity to raise our own meat. But if you dont have the opportunity, if you live in the city or dont have the money and arent educated to the fact that alot of food is absolute poison. How are you going to break free of eating this crap? Like I said it is a double edged sword, the government can further regulate, and educate but I just hate giving them anymore power over our lives. Then it goes to banning it, and if people want to eat this stuff so be it.

posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 12:34 PM
reply to post by harddrive21

this is really sad--the poor kids--and the government either doesnt know or care? to tell what all the water/air/food pollution is doing to us adults--except a hint is dropped about cancer rates increasing.

myself i notice i have had a head cold---sniffles that never stop now for a year--i'm almost 61--no doudbt all the poisons we take in over a lifetime have a cumulative effect

posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 12:46 PM
Sir may I say good point. We always "think about the children!" but we get lazy with the adults. What does the effect of long term antibiotic and hormone exposure do to us? At 27, not so much (I hope)...but as you point out, what about 61? Is it just a blanket answer of cancer? Pancreatic, Breast, Testicular, Prostate, Ovarian? More? Less?
And what about organ damage if not cancer? Type 2 Diabetes? Kidney disease? Where is the line and how bad do we have it?

posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 01:09 PM
Sounds like evolution to me . As much as i hate the government i expect to see people advancing way earlier than there years over the next 50 years.

Edit: I also fail to see the downside here . (but I'm a man i guess)

[edit on 14-1-2008 by Mindless]

posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 01:26 PM
reply to post by Mindless

That's what first came to my mind. Evolution.

I think it definitely has to do with evolution!

[edit on 14-1-2008 by TheoOne]

posted on Jan, 14 2008 @ 01:35 PM
Little girls are hitting puberty sooner and cases of breast cancer continue to rise.

Looks like we're working on a system to kill off the "old" women and increase the supply of taut firm young females ripe for male consumption.

The future will be filled with large-breasted preteens emulating a choice selection of whorish and shallow role models without an adult female anywhere to be found.

Or is that what we've got now?

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