What Causes of Premature Puberty?


Is your child showing signs of puberty much earlier than expected? This can be a cause for concern and parents should pay attention to signs of early or precocious puberty in children, as it may stunt their growth in the future and their changing bodies may also lead to social and emotional problems. This can affect their mental health. Precocious puberty occurs before age 8 in girls and before age 9 in boys.

Precocious children grow rapidly at first, but then stop growing before reaching their full genetic potential. Common symptoms of early puberty in girls include breast growth, pubic or armpit hair, menstruation, and ovulation, and in boys, penis enlargement, pubic or armpit hair, acne, voice change, facial hair, etc. Puberty naturally begins between the ages of 8 and 13 for girls and 9 to 14 for boys.

In this post we will see what the causes of premature puberty are.

Overweight and obesity

Cause excess fat in the body to raise estrogen and insulin levels, and this can delay puberty. The best way to prevent obesity is to encourage children to do more outdoor activity and to do it for 45 minutes at least three times a week. Get them involved in some sports activities to help them burn extra calories.



A chemical found in plastic boxes, food cans, water bottles, tiffin, and other food storage containers, can leach into food and wreak havoc in the body. One of the main causes of early puberty in girls is high consumption of BPA. Start using steel, glass, or BPA-free containers for use in schools. BPA is associated with abnormalities such as menstrual cycle problems, impaired fertility, PCOS and PCOD.

Consumption of junk foods

It is a matter of fact that junk food is one of the main causes of childhood obesity. High amounts of animal fat raise insulin, which leads to the development of puberty. The risk increases for children between the ages of three and seven who consume the most animal fat. On the other hand, a high intake of vegetarian protein delays puberty and keeps the child in good health. You should avoid processed meat and red meat.


Society and media

Society and media are responsible for early puberty in children. Overexposure to adult content affects their brains, especially the pituitary gland. When stimulated the gland secretes hormones that further stimulate the testicles or ovaries to produce sex hormones such as testosterone and estrogen, which causes early puberty in children.

Protein shakes

Many protein shakes contain hormones that can cause negative side effects in teens. Those effects include breast growth in men and facial hair growth in women. Protein shakes and other dietary supplements (packaged juices) contain synthetic studies that affect hormones.

Cow’s milk

Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (RSBT) is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring protein that helps cows produce milk. It can trigger early breast development and periods in women. It promotes hair growth in boys. Avoid overconsumption of cow’s milk by children.

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