Early puberty

Early puberty

Film review - Programmed to be Fat

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Recension de film - Programmed to be Fat
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Alex Merrill
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Network Magazine, 2012
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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
August 2012
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Review of the film Programmed to be Fat, directed by Bruce Mohun, written by Bruce Mohun and Helen Slinger, and produced by Sue Ridout, Helen Slinger and Sara Darling for Dreamfilm Productions in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.This documentary examines emerging evidence that chemicals in our environment infiltrate pregnant women’s bodies and “program” their babies to be fat or obese as adults. The film aired on CBC Television’s The Nature of Things on January 12, 2012.

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Puberty, breast cancer, and the environment

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Bay Area Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center (BABCERC)
Publication Date: 
2009
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San Francisco, CA

Myriad factors, including biology, the environment, lifestyle, and body composition, influence the age at which puberty begins. Studies have shown that women who start menstruating at an early age have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. This research in this report stems from the hypothesis that early environmental exposures can influence mammary gland or breast development and the age when puberty begins, which may in turn affect the risk of breast cancer in later life.

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The falling age of puberty in US girls: what we know, what we need to know

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Sandra Steingraber
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Breast Cancer Fund (US)
Publication Date: 
2007

The Breast Cancer Fund commissioned ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber to write The Falling Age of Puberty — the first comprehensive review of the literature on the timing of puberty — to help us better understand this phenomenon so we can protect our daughters’ health.

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Early puberty for girls: The new ‘normal’ and why we need to be concerned

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Kathleen O’Grady
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Vol. 11, N. 1
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Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses Sandra Steingraber's work, The Falling Age of Puberty in US Girls (2007), and how research now indicates that early onset of puberty is a known risk factor for breast cancer developed later in life.

Is the environment having an effect on puberty in girls?

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Barbara Bourrier-LaCroix
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Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2001
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Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the question of early puberty in girls, and the possible causes.

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ISSN 14800039
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