Whether because of precocious or because of the association, now began often found young women who experience early puberty. These conditions make them at risk of health complications. A study found the cause for lack of vitamin D.
Puberty usually begins between the ages of 10-14 years for girls, and between the ages of 12-16 years for boys. However, puberty too soon to say if the sexual development begins before the age of 8 years and the changes occurred before the age of 9 years.
Previous research has found that early puberty can have negative consequences and affects social behavior, psychological development, and can pose some health risks for life. This time the researchers compared the levels of vitamin between normal girls and early puberty.
The study involved 110 girls aged 7-10 years. The researchers say as many as 75 girls showed a normal pattern of development and 35 classified daughters hit puberty too fast.
The researchers found that early puberty group had 2 times more likelihood of vitamin D deficiency than children of normal puberty. As many as 44 percent of girls who experience puberty too early severe vitamin D deficiency compared to only 21 percent in the normal group.
"Our results suggest that vitamin D can inhibit the emergence of symptoms of early puberty and puberty too soon, at least partially," said the researcher, Min Sun Kim, MD, PhD, assistant professor at Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, South Korea as Counsel and Heal reported on Tuesday (06/18/2013).
Adequacy of vitamin D have been linked to various health benefits such as the ability to better cognition, immunity and heart health. While vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a number of diseases such as cancer, obesity and autoimmune diseases.