Sugary Drinks Linked with Earlier Menstruation in Girls

January 28, 2015 12:12 AM

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Sugary Drinks Linked with Earlier Menstruation in Girls

Girls who drink a lot of soda and other sugary drinks may get their first menstrual periods earlier than girls who don't often consume these drinks, a new study suggests.

The research involved more than 5,500 U.S. girls ages 9 to 14 who had not yet had their first periods at the study's start. Researchers asked the girls questions about their diets, including how frequently they consumed soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages (such as fruit drinks and iced tea), an...

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