by Chris Black
It’s almost like the whole world is filled with hormone-disrupting chemicals, huh?
Record numbers of young girls are hitting puberty too soon – with some as young as four – as experts blame obesity as a key factor.
New data shows the number of times girls were seen at hospital for cases of ‘precocious puberty’ increased to 2,032 last year, up from 1,510 previously.
Of these, 79 children had not even reached their fifth birthdays, NHS Digital hospital data showed.
Experts have said the 35 per cent rise could be down to obesity, as there is a ‘clear link’ between it and starting puberty too soon.