Early Puberty: Why are Kids Growing Up Faster? US Dr. Pinar Explains

There are two types of of precocious puberty, explains Dr. A. Pinar Cemeroglu, a pediatric endocrinologist at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. True or central precocious puberty happens when the hypothalamus, the brain region that manages hormone production, sends signals to the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland, in turn, tells the ovaries in girls and the testicles in boys to produce estrogen and testosterone. Source: health.usnews.com

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