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      Is there a further acceleration in the age at onset of menarche? A cross-sectional study in 1840 school children focusing on age and bodyweight at the onset of menarche.

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          More than 30 years ago Frisch and Revelle proposed a body weight threshold for the onset of menarche. Based on this hypothesis, a further acceleration of age at menarche can be expected in times of childhood obesity.

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          Journal
          Eur. J. Endocrinol.
          European journal of endocrinology
          BioScientifica
          1479-683X
          0804-4643
          Jan 2009
          : 160
          : 1
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Institute for Experimental Pediatric Endocrinology, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany. anne-madeleine.bau@charite.de
          Article
          EJE-08-0594
          10.1530/EJE-08-0594
          18974233

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