Childhood Obesity May Affect Timing of Puberty, Create Problems With Reproduction, Oregon State University Study  
8/1/2012 7:27:53 AM

A dramatic increase in childhood obesity in recent decades may have impacts that go beyond the usual health concerns -- it could be disrupting the timing of puberty and ultimately lead to a diminished ability to reproduce, especially in females. A body of research suggests that obesity could be related to growing problems with infertility, scientists said in a recent review, in addition to a host of other physical and psycho-social concerns. The analysis was published in Frontiers in Endocrinology.