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Early onset of puberty: tracking genetic and environmental factors

Parent, Anne-Simone; Rasier, Gregory; Gerard, Arlette; Heger, Sabine; Roth, Christian; Mastronardi, Claudio; Jung, Heike; Ojeda, Sergio R; Bourguignon, Jean-Pierre

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Under physiological conditions, factors affecting the genetic control of hypothalamic functions are predominant in determining the individual variations in timing of pubertal onset. In pathological conditions, however, these variations can involve different genetic susceptibility and the interaction of environmental factors. The high incidence of precocious puberty in foreign children migrating to Belgium and the detection in their plasma of a long-lasting...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/31994
Source: Hormone Research in Paediatrics (ex Hormone Research)
DOI: 10.1159/000087753

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