Black Parenting : 23% of Black Girls reach puberty by age 7

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  1. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    MONDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The onset of puberty is continuing to drop among American girls, with many girls as young as 7 and 8 now showing the beginnings of breast development, new research shows.

    Rising rates of childhood obesity -- long linked to earlier sexual development -- may be to blame, experts say.

    In the study, more than 1,200 girls ages 6 to 8 from Cincinnati, East Harlem, N.Y. and San Francisco were examined on two occasions between 2004 and 2006 by two different female pediatricians or nurse practitioners who felt for the presence of breast tissue.

    "We wanted to be careful not to mistake fatty deposits for actual breast tissue," explained study author Dr. Frank Biro, director of adolescent medicine at Cincinnati's Children's Hospital.

    Among 7-year-olds, about 10.4 percent of white girls, 23.4 percent of black girls and almost 15 percent of Hispanic girls had started developing breasts, the team report in the September issue of Pediatrics. Among 8-year-olds, 18.3 percent of white girls, about 43 percent of black girls and just under 31 percent of Hispanic girls showed evidence of breast development.

    READ MORE: http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/healthday/641926.html

     
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    ....and it would be interesting to see if they continued this "Study" with that same 23% in 2 to 3 years to find out if any of those girls are menstruating at 9 and 10 y/o.

    The article said:

    But, it made no mention of childhood obesity amongst the 23%

    Yes, I know many of our young girls develop rather early...But, I have to take some salt with "Studies" like this one.
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  3. Ankhur

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    When Home Economics and Hygiene where strategically and surgically removed from the school curriculum, we failed to create Black community based health and nutrition centers across the 50 states, as there were during the late 60s and early 70s.
    There is no well known or widely publicised community based information packet for parents dealing with wholistics, organics, or the importance of vitamins and minerals

    Today there are more and more young mothers who not only do not know how to cook but depend on fast food lunches and dinners and microwave breakfasts, many are unaware of the efforts of Oprah Winfrey and others, warning about the hormone pumped beef and milk.
    And the majority of today's Black children are not fed from their mother
    but fed from a can of chemicals made by the former slave master

    Donkey'n Donuts and Bareskin Rob-burns Ice Cream (you know who I mean)
    are both owned by military device corporation the Carlyle group, and both use Monsanto wheat and corn products, the same GM foods that Africans and Haitians refuse to allow in the conitnent and nation

    funny how these two vendors of "non nutrition" are open 24 hours in most Black neighborhoods across the nation

    along with the 24 hour shops that sell,
    "fried in God knows what" genetically-modified-birds that at one time actually looked like chickens
     
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    Published on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 by Colorlines
    Is Environmental Injustice Morphing Little Girls’ Bodies?

    by Michelle Chen


    The beginning of adolescence is a tough time for any girl. It's harder when you're growing up in a tough neighborhood and go to a rough school. And it's really hard when you face all the surging hormones and other tribulations of puberty before you even reach your eighth birthday.

    If this sounds unnatural, it's the reality for many young girls of color who experience early signs of puberty at alarming rates. The latest research adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that an array of social and environmental factors may be causing girls' bodies to develop prematurely. The New York Times reports that the potential causes flagged by researchers include exposures to chemical contaminants and obesity. The study-supported by the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Centers-looked at 1,239 girls screened in Manhattan, Cincinnati and San Francisco. It reveals stark racial disparities.

    The girls who developed breasts early, as young as age seven, were disproportionately Black and Latina. Black 8-year-olds were more than twice as likely as white girls to develop breasts. As the NYT reports:

    At 7 years, 10.4 percent of white, 23.4 percent of black and 14.9 percent of Hispanic girls had enough breast development to be considered at the onset of puberty.

    At age 8, the figures were 18.3 percent in whites, 42.9 percent in blacks and 30.9 percent in Hispanics. The percentages for blacks and whites were even higher than those found by a 1997 study that was one of the first to suggest that puberty was occurring earlier in girls.
    http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/08/11-1
     
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    Back about 8 yrs ago I worked as forklift operator at a port that loaded chicken into cargo boats headed to Cuba and Russia. The hulls would be about 3/4 the legnth of a football field and about 2 to 3 stories high. There would be about 4 hulls on the Russian boats and 3 on the Cuban ship. The Russian boat could carry half a million tons of Tyson chicken and the Cuban boat about 100,000 pounds less. The trucks would come in endless droves on an almost 24-7 basis. My point is that there is not that much chicken on planet earth. After we would completely fill each ship to the absolute top, another ship would be waiting. This chicken is being grown in 2 to 3 months and only spends a couple weeks as chick. They are loaded with steroids and phostates. The words "injected poultry product" would be on each 32 lb box. Also a phostate chemical label(steroids) on the plastic that covered each box. Real chicks take months to develop into chickens. But in a capatalist society of greed, these corporate goons don't care about people and their health. My cousin is only 16 but her and all her sisters(3) have very large breast and have always had large breast. The oldest had a 36D at just 14 and got pregnant last year by a guy 22. Her mom caught her sending "sext" msgs to some pedophille she met on facebook but it was too late as they were already meeting when she was suppose to be at school. The punk made it back outa state and cancelled his acct b4 we got knowledge of where he was from. We don't know if it's the food or a hereditary trait from her dad's side of the fam. Many of his sisters and aunts are large breasted but it could be the food. We just don't know.
     
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    We as Africans in America have forgpotten the real conspiracy theory

    as Malcolm said we are nothing but exslaves as lond as we depend on those who do not mean us any good to provide our food. clothing and shelter

     
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    That is why I say we need our own Black internet systems to protect children


    We as Africans in America have forgotten the real conspiracy theory

    as Malcolm said we are nothing but ex-slaves as long as we depend on those who do not mean us any good to provide our food. clothing and shelter

     
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    You ever hear Kat Williams speak about Clowned Meat?

    :SuN049:

     
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    We do see it daily .......I hope they continue researching far deeper about the human bodies......
     
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    This is a very serious and dangerous precedent within the Black community

    There have been reports, heard on WBAI and PRN, that have said , babies have been diagnosed with livers similar to the livers of old winos, yes that's what I said, because the poisons and toxins have combined to form an alcohol causeing fatty liver and pre sclerosis conditions in Black infants.
    There have been reports of very young even toddlers with diabetes, and the obesity creates a burgden on the heart and other organs that leads to diabetes as well.

    Science shows that the tampered physical maturity process,
    shortens life as well!!!!

    What folks can do is

    1 Get books tapes and videos of the info of folks like Dr Afrika, and Queen Afua, or Gary Null, or Cass Ingram, or just have a group do the research on the web,

    2 Make basic charts of basic nutritional requirements,
    and balanced diet

    3 Make Vitamin and mineral charts , Dr Jewel Pookrum has a good book on this

    4 Get a basic sheet on the dangers of fast foods and GM foods and share downloaded videos, like "Super size Me", and documentaries on Monsanto

    Share this info with ones extended family,
    maybe even make a party out of it with tastyvegetarian and organic dishes and smoothies

    Share with ones Block association, Shrine, Temple, Lodge, Mosque, and Church, Community Organization, and activist group

    and advise the same to replicate the process


    (Organic stuff is still expensive but folks with a block association or other community based collective, can form a food co-op, and get the produce at prices cheaper then the supermarket vegs and fruits
     
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