Growing up too fast

Evidence is mounting that girls are entering puberty at younger and younger ages, raising questions about the causes – and the consequences

9th October, 2010
Growing up too fast
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It is one of the most time-worn of clichés: children grow up so fast these days. But what if it’s true?

What if children are actually growing up faster, not just in terms of adventurous fashions or jaded attitudes, but in terms of their bodies? Evidence is mounting that that’s exactly what’s happening - and the change has been underway for some time, particularly in girls.

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