New research ties the onset of puberty in girls to mothers' pre-natal diets. Read: high-fat = early development. In fact, "prenatal diet may have more influence on menstruation happening young than early childhood nutrition." Ergo, obesity epidemics, earlier puberties. But, doesn't it follow that a mother with a high-fat diet would probably give her kids similar food? They probably had controls and all that good stuff, but it still seems like more than one factor could be at play here - and, you know, maybe pregnant women shouldn't be chowing down daily on the double bacon cheeseburgers in any event, just for their own health? But doctors, we ain't. [Babble]