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    Kines 199 Fall 2019

Weighing the Causes of Early Puberty - Louise Greenspan TEDMED

This TEDMED talk is titled “Weighing the causes of early puberty.” Louise Greenspan speaks about different causes of early menarche in girls. Since we are talking about maturation this week in chapter four, I believed that this video could contain further information on the harmful aspects of starting puberty early. Greenspan mentions how contextual and genetic factors heavily effect when one may start; examples of this include family stress, sexual abuse, ethnicity, and also access to healthy foods. She also mentions how girls who are overweight tend to start their periods early due to her estrogen feeding off of the excess fat. Furthermore, it also poses health risks obesity can lead to diabetes and heart diseases.