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#1 of 7 Old 05-29-2012, 07:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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when someone starts their period if they are vegetarian?  do you think it might delay the start?  my 13 yo turned veggie in the new year. 

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I doubt it.  My anecdata is that I was raised vegetarian and got mine at age 12, which is the average age of first period. 

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From what you described, i do 't think so, no. Veg is not going to make puberty /periods later than typical, only maybe later than unnaturally early puberty. There are some suggestions that hormones in meat and milk might be contributing to earlier periods and earlier puberty; and/or that obese and overweight children enter puberty and get periods earlier. If you were veggie for weight reasons, and truly lost weight, it might push it back to a more natural age, if you started early enough. Or if hormones were causing early debelopmemt, maybe no more hormone-containing meat or milk would stop the early development.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/magazine/puberty-before-age-10-a-new-normal.html?pagewanted=all

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I became vegetarian around age ten, and got mine at age 13.


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thanks for your responses -

my small-ish worry over delayed puberty is now replaced with immense gratitude that the early puberty described in that NYT article is NOT something we had to face...  my daughter gave up milk entirely at 3 years old and is quite thin - so maybe that's why her peers are a year ahead of her (wrt puberty)

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I have been a vegetarian since I was born, and I got my period at age 12.
 


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Only CAFO milk and dairy products with hormones are associated with early puberty. But I've never heard of diet delaying onset.

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