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Doctors were looking for reproductive factors that could help them learn about women's vulnerability to disease, it led them to a study.

According to the recent study, early puberty  is a risk for heart disease. The study lasted several decades and involved1,638 female children and 3rd generation participants.

The researchers wanted to know if reproductive factors were associated with body weight and heart disease.

Result of the study showed that early puberty was linked to higher body mass index (BMI) and greater waist circumference.

Both the body mass index  (BMI) and waist circumference are measures for the risk of cardiovascular disease.

BMI is the approved and most widely used tool for measuring weight health, normal Weight BMI is 18.5-24.9.
A BMI of 25 +
is overweight,a BMI of 30+ is obese.

For the study the researchers adjusted for:
  • Age
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol use
  • Physical activity
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Menopause
 Read more on the study.