Girls seem to be going through puberty a lot earlier these days. Doctors think it may be related to body weight. Are you concerned that your daughter is overweight and may start puberty too soon? Find out more when you enroll your daughter in the Body Weight & Puberty Study.
Body Weight and Puberty Study
Who Can Participate?
Girls ages 8-14
Have not had their first period
Physical exam, blood and urine tests, an ultrasound, and a hand X-ray
2-4 visits to Wake Radiology or the NIEHS Clinical Research Unit in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
A parent must give permission and come with daughter to all visits
Study participants will be paid
Who is Running the Study?
The Body Weight & Puberty Study is conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Natalie Shaw, M.D., pediatrician and researcher doctor