Curses! Meat-Eating Tweens See Red
This one’s scarier than that shower scene from Carrie: It’s been shown before, but there’s more news that researchers in the U.K. have found a link between high meat consumption and early periods in girls.
Using data from a group of children who were studied from birth, researchers determined that 7-year-olds who regularly chow down on meat face a 75 percent chance of prematurely getting their periods by age 12. The curse of earlier puberty for youngsters also sets the stage for their increased risk of breast cancer later on, thanks to extended exposure to higher levels of estrogen.
Written by Karin Bennett