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Molecular link between body weight, early puberty identified

Becoming overweight at a young age can trigger a molecular chain reaction that leads some girls to experience puberty early, according to new research. Scientists have discovered an enzyme in the brain that behaves differently in fat and thin rats, and leads overweight female rats to have early-onset puberty.
Becoming overweight at a young age can trigger a molecular chain reaction that leads some girls to experience puberty early, according to new research. Scientists have discovered an enzyme in the brain that behaves differently in fat and thin rats, and leads overweight female rats to have early-onset puberty.

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