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J Adolesc Health. 2009 May;44(5):500-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.10.004. Epub 2008 Dec 16.

Early markers of pubertal onset: height and foot size.

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Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA.

Abstract

This longitudinal study compared the timing of foot and height velocities with pubertal onset in girls. There was no difference between ages of increased foot and height growth velocities; both occurred before onset of secondary sexual characteristics. Change in foot size may represent an early marker for transition to puberty.

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19380099
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PMC2744155
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10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.10.004
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