Early Periods May Be Triggered By Meaty Diets

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According to a British study, "at age seven there was a 75% increased chance of having a period by age 12 in those eating the most meat compared with those who ate the least," irrespective of body weight. [BBC]

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The little girl sits and thinks: it is necessary to eat a shish kebab or it is not necessary?..."

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lady rainicorn

Like other people have said, it's not directly MEAT that causes puberty to offset at an earlier age. It's the hormones that many meat-producers use to increase milk production (in cows) and fatten up the animal that stimulates early puberty.