For girls only .. Obesity in childhood causes irregular menstrual cycle

For girls only .. Obesity in childhood causes irregular menstrual cycle


NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Obesity can increase the proportion of teenage girls suffering from irregular menstrual cycles and painful cramps, according to a recent scientific study conducted by US researchers.

According to the Web site of the Daily Mail, the researchers explained that increased waistline among children increases rates of type 2 diabetes.

While obesity is known to cause reproductive problems in adult women, little research has been done on how it affects young girls.

Researchers at the University of Colorado have warned that this trend may eventually lead to an increase in infertility.

Until 20 years ago, the second type of diabetes was affecting adults. In the past 15 years, the prevalence of the disease in children has increased by more than 30 percent.

A study by the National Health Foundation found that the number of children with type 2 diabetes increased by almost 5 percent each year between 2002 and 2012.

The researchers added that the number one risk factor for Type 2 diabetes is weight gain, because it usually occurs when the body's fat content becomes high and insulin resistance develops, the hormone responsible for regulating blood sugar.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Obesity can increase the proportion of teenage girls suffering from irregular menstrual cycles and painful cramps, according to a recent scientific study conducted by US researchers.

According to the Web site of the Daily Mail, the researchers explained that increased waistline among children increases rates of type 2 diabetes.

While obesity is known to cause reproductive problems in adult women, little research has been done on how it affects young girls.

Researchers at the University of Colorado have warned that this trend may eventually lead to an increase in infertility.

Until 20 years ago, the second type of diabetes was affecting adults. In the past 15 years, the prevalence of the disease in children has increased by more than 30 percent.

A study by the National Health Foundation found that the number of children with type 2 diabetes increased by almost 5 percent each year between 2002 and 2012.

The researchers added that the number one risk factor for Type 2 diabetes is weight gain, because it usually occurs when the body's fat content becomes high and insulin resistance develops, the hormone responsible for regulating blood sugar.