Nutritional Habits and Precocious Puberty in Girls: A Pilot Study

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Koc N., YARDIMCI H., Arslan N. N., Ucakturk S. A.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, vol.5, no.4, pp.201-207, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jpr.04796
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.201-207
  • Keywords: Nutritional habits, menarche, obesity, precocious puberty, lifestyle, SECULAR TRENDS, FOLLOW-UP, AGE, CHILDHOOD, MENARCHE, GROWTH, COHORT, ONSET, GAIN, DIET
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Aim: Precocious puberty (PP) is defined as the appearance of secondary sexual characteristics before the age of nine in boys or eight in girls. Due to changing socio-economic conditions, nutritional habits and environmental factors, the onset of normal puberty is being seen at younger ages these days. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the dietary habits and environmental factors in cases that presented to or were being followed up by the Child Endocrinology Clinic with symptoms of PP.