New research is always trying to find the link between child obesity and any health concerns that could be the cause. The newest research according to ABC News who posted on Nov. 5, 2013, that one of the links may be early onset menstruation in adolescent girls. Research has found the earlier the young girl experiences menstruation, the more likely she will be obese either in childhood or later in life.
Early onset menstruation also has other risk factors for other health concerns. For example, if an adolescent girl develops breast at a very young age, she can feel depressed or like she is alone. The teenage years are tough enough without adding extra pressures to it. There is a definite link to self-esteem issues and girl with early onset of menstruation.
Early onset menstruation also put the young girl in adult situations before she is emotionally able to handle it. She is more likely to be sexual abused or begin an intimate relationship, before she can handle to consequences. Research has found the young girl may also be prone to substance abuse, as well.
The fact is, once the young girl starts gaining weight, it is likely to get worse over the years. Before many years she will develop health problems and need an intervention. It all starts with how she feels about herself as a child. See, it really does start with self-love.
Do you think there is a link between early onset menstruation and obesity?