NewsChannel 13: Weight and Onset of Puberty – What’s the Link?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently reported in a new study that overweight, obese, and normal weight boys all experience different rates of puberty. Looking at the timing of puberty across different weight categories, researchers found evidence of earlier puberty for overweight boys and later puberty for obese boys.

Diane Tenenbaum, M.D. from St. Peter’s Family Health Center, a practice of St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates (SPHPMA), was interviewed for a segment on WNYT-NewsChannel 13 discussing the findings and how to best help children maintain their ideal weight.

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