As a parent, I am constantly worrying about Yvette’s growth and development. Wondering if she’s eating enough, learning enough, growing enough… and the list goes on. Then yesterday I learnt from my friend Jovise that eating chicken will cause early menstruation for girls. And now I am very shock.
I never know this. When I am back the next day, I google to find out how true this statement is. And this is the result I found.
What is early puberty? What causes it?
Early puberty is sometimes called precocious or premature puberty. In most cases, early puberty is just a variation of normal puberty. In a few cases, there may be a medical reason for early puberty.
You may want to visit your doctor if a young girl develops breasts and pubic hair before 7 or 8 years of age.
You may want to visit your doctor if a young boy has an increase in testicle size and penis length before 9 years of age. (Link)
Â Steroid hormones in food were suspected to cause early puberty in girls in some reports. However, exposure to higher than natural levels of steroid hormones through hormone-treated meat or poultry has never been documented. Large epidemiological studies have not been done to see whether or not early puberty in developing girls is associated with having eaten growth hormone-treated foods. (Link)
There is really not much studies involving eating chicken in the internet as I Google.
Is this a myth?
I am concern, but then it is not good to eat too much fish, not healthy to eat too much red meat, if cut chicken by 50%, then what can Yvette eat?
What do you think?