Children from poor families are up to four times more likely to start puberty early, research reveals.

Boys are at the greatest risk, yet disadvantaged girls are still twice as likely to prematurely develop breasts or pubic hair, a study found.

Researchers believe this may be due to poverty causing youngsters stress, which then leads to the early release of reproductive hormones.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4584160/Children-poor-families-start-puberty-early.html

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