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Age boys start puberty 'linked to mothers': Study

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Health Desk: 15th Oct’18: A study suggests that the age at which boys begin puberty is linked to when their mothers started having periods.

Mothers who started earlier than their peers had sons who had- armpit hair two and a half months earlier- acne and voices breaking two months earlier. Their daughters, meanwhile, developed breasts six months earlier.

The study analysed data from nearly 16,000 Danish mothers and children.

One of the authors, Dr Nis Brix, of Aarhus University, Denmark, said: "Whenever a doctor meets a patient with delayed or early onset of puberty, the doctor obtains a family history.

The study was published in the Human Reproduction journal.

Courtesy: BBC Health