Hidden hormones can bring about early puberty in kids | Fox News
I’ve been saying this for years. Keep everything you put into and onto your body and your kids bodies as clean as you can. Highly processed foods, skin and body care products are some of the worst.
Scientists have linked the trends in early puberty to several different factors. Society has begun moving at a faster and faster pace – convenience foods and ready-made products have become a regular part of everyday life. These conveniences, however, are one of the most obvious links to early puberty.
The FDA currently allows six hormones in the food supply, including estradiol, estriol, testosterone and progesterone – the sex hormones that can accelerate the age at which puberty occurs. The obesity epidemic plays a role as well. Estrogens are made and stored in fat tissue – increasing exposure in overweight and obese children.
And, of course, toxins found in everyday products can be a culprit as well. Household products like hand soap, shampoos, cosmetics and cleaning products contain chemicals – namely parabens – that are known as xenoestrogens and can mimic estrogen in the body, increasing the likelihood of early puberty.
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