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Childhood Obesity Tied to Earlier Puberty in Girls

By Amy Norton

HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) — U.S. girls are developing breasts at a younger age compared to years past, and obesity appears to explain a large share of the shift, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that between 2004 and 2011, American girls typically started developing breasts around the age of 9. And those who were overweight or obese started sooner — usually when they were about 8 years old.

The numbers are concerning, the researchers said — especially since the typical age at breast development is younger now than it was in a similar study from 1997. The main reason: Girls are heavier now than they were in the ’90s.

“This is another manifestation of America’s high body-mass index,” said lead researcher Dr. Frank Biro, of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Body-mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on a ratio of height to weight.

The findings, reported online Nov. 4 and in the December print issue of the journal Pediatrics, add to evidence that American children are hitting puberty earlier than in decades past. The rising tide of childhood obesity has been suspected as a major cause, but the new study gives more hard data to support the idea.

Biro said, however, that excess pounds do not seem to be the full explanation. And it’s possible that other factors — such as diet or chemicals in the environment — play a role.

Why should people worry that puberty is coming sooner now than in years past? There is a concern when young kids look older than they are, and are possibly treated that way, Biro said.

Studies have found that girls who mature early are more likely to be influenced by older friends, start having sex sooner and have more problems with low self-esteem and depression. “Just because you’re developing more quickly physically doesn’t mean you’re maturing emotionally or socially,” Biro said.

Plus, early puberty has been tied to long-term health risks. For women, an earlier start to menstruation has been linked to a heightened risk of breast cancer. It’s not clear why, but some researchers suspect that greater lifetime exposure to estrogen might be one reason.

Biro said earlier puberty also has been tied to increased risks of high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes in adulthood. It’s hard, though, to know whether earlier puberty is to blame since obese kids tend to start puberty earlier, and obese children often become obese adults, he said.

Dr. Patricia Vuguin, a pediatric endocrinologist at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y., said it’s not known if it’s the earlier development or the obesity itself that causes the increased risk of those conditions.

Holly Madison's million dollar breasts

In a world where fame is as easily achievable as flashing your breasts, by flashing your breasts, Holly Madison, former flame of Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner and now reality TV celebrity, has apparently insured her jelly sacks for a mere $1million.

Boyfriends better beware.

Weighing in as the most expensive grope on the planet, a staggering $500k per fondle, per breast, Holly Madison is certainly living up to the first syllable of her surname.

Holly Madison baring her augmented breasts

Holly Madison is so forgetful. Today she forgot how to do her shirt up again. Silly Holly.

Much like her English counterpart and fellow big-titted, vacuous, doll’s-head, Katie Price (aka Jordan), wherever she goes there seems to be a lot of fuss over nothing. Jordan once famously said, “some people might be famous for inventing a pencil sharpener or something, but I’m famous for my tits.”

Katie Price opens her chest to us

Katie Price, aka Jordan, still has trouble finding clothes to fit. Ironically everything is too big for her intellect. Even pencil sharpeners.

And not too shy of her own chesty appendages (albeit augmented), Holly Madison has decided to take the unusual step of taking out a policy on hers with Lloyd’s of London, as she told People, “I’ve heard about people getting body parts insured and I thought, why not?, because if anything happened to my boobs, I’d be out for a few months and I’d probably be out a million dollars.”

“I thought I’d cover my assets.” – Which, judging by these pictures, is a first.

Holly Madison with fake tits out.

The time according to Holly Madison is nine twenty.

And there it is; that nugget of painful, sickening truth – that some air headed model and slapped up TV presenter with less intelligence than a protozoa feels her greatest assets are her breasts. No mention of brilliant mindedness, sharp wit, charisma, extensive vocabulary or sense of humour, nope, just straight up TITS.

What a sad world we live in when people become famous for having tits. If that were truly the case shouldn’t virtually every woman alive be famous? And some Texan men for that matter (Alex Jones anyone?).

And what is she going to do when her greatest assets start heading south for the winter of her life? It may be ten to ten right now but in a few years she could be facing an eight twenty crisis, and worse still; ten years from now it could be six thirty. That lack of wit, charm and charisma might seem like a good fall back when that terrible day arrives.

Holly Madison before and after her plastic surgery episodes

Holly Madison comes fresh from the plastic population factory, right to your mental door via the medium of television and surgery.

Luckily we live in a society which wouldn’t deprive men of their tit fix and there is a conveyor belt of young, vacuous, large breasted, low IQ girls just queueing up to be the next wank fantasy for men of equal calibre.

But for now we have Holly who is delighted to bare her globular mammary glands, along with her other Barbie-esque plastic augmentations in her unsensational TV show Peepshow which follows her around Vegas for some unknown reason as she meets some people, has incredibly uninteresting chats with them and then does some stuff in underwear.

Holly Madison naked at the car wash

Holly Madison used to get terribly dirty breasts before her augmentation and insurance job.

On the subject of her overpriced fun bags Holly added, “I think it’s kind of funny. I think they’re getting the credit they deserve, they’re my primary money makers right now.”

The police meanwhile have cordoned off her head and an officer is parading around the gap between her ears with a megaphone saying, “Move along, nothing to see here.”

Have your say on Holly Madison’s insurance job on her boob job by leaving a comment.

Read about Katie Price and her new magazine, Holly’s engagement to Hugh Hefner, Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris and Hugh Hefner and some other blonde twenty-something.


Jessica Simpson Wants Boob Reduction

Rumours are abound that Jessica Simpson, she of the ever-fluctuating weight is considering getting her sizeable boobs reduced prior to her forthcoming wedding.

In an age where having gigantic hooters regardless of how natural or attractive they appear seems to be de rigeur, it makes a change to hear of someone with a natural pair of big breast bunnies going the other way. Not that she should be considering surgery. The problem or one of the many problems with fake tatters is that they all begin to look the same. Generally, like a pair of flesh-colored grapefruits about to pop. Just look at David Beckham’s shagpiece.

[adsense]For all the pancake-chested or normal-breast-sized women out there, it would probably seem criminal to have such an operation. But it might come as a surprise to some people that not all women want to have a pair of weighty flesh balloons dangling from their chest like Mariah Carey, who looks like she’s attempting to smuggle two space hoppers across the border into Titland. Some women don’t need sizeable knockers in order to feel feminine or attractive. And many men – not to mention rug munchers – don’t find the one-size-fits-all catalogue-bought tit format attractive either. Some young women seem to think they are some kind of a failure as a female if they don’t parade a giant pair of chest cushions to the outside world, exaggerated by a bra whose application is akin to a vice and then visibility increased with a top cut so low that the wearer needs to have their bikini line waxed to wear it, and carry a permit.

Jessica’s chesticles have always been newsworthy ever since she was thrust in front of camera and began to sing. Actually a devout Christian, her image was more pretty girl-next-door rather than the generic pseudo sordid sexiness expelled on cue by the likes of Madonna, Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Lopez whenever the cameras begin to roll.

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson - considering boob job the other way.

The songstress has been affected by the presence of her cleavage as far back as sixth grade when she had to start wearing a bra, whilst friends around her who were skinny and flat-chested seemed more normal. Since the onset of her successful music career she has lived with constant rumors that her breasts were augmented. So it seems that no matter what the girl does – it’s her dumper trucks (and her body) that get the attention. No wonder she’s considering a backward boob job.

Having giant breasts doesn’t suit all women. Some women would appear ridiculous with a humungarack. Not everyone wants to look like the caricature of a garish glamour model plastered across the sticky front cover of an old copy of Razzle.

A source has said that Jessica might postpone her wedding, currently scheduled for November in order to have the operation, that she hopes – apparently – will assist in making her appear smaller.

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson: might not wed until boobs reduced.

Much as some celebrities court attention like it is the life force they need in order to continue living, Jessica Simpson is not one of them. The media can be very cruel to celebrities – although sometimes they deserve it. A quick look every day in the newspaper sections, magazines and websites dedicated to ‘reporting’ celebrity ‘news’ and you’ll find countless stories all relating to weight and appearance. It’s no wonder we – or women in particular – are obsessed with nothing else.

We get pictures of celebrities on the beach looking either a) great in a bikini, or b) out of shape, we hear about what so-and-so is wearing, whether someone had Botox or didn’t, how do the stars from [insert crap tv series here] keep their figures, celebrity diets, exercise routines of the stars etc. Someone like Jessica Simpson who very publicly put on some weight was an obvious target for some vitriolic celebrity reporting. Maybe you think she deserves everything she gets having chosen to be in the public eye, but attacking someone for being fat and contributing to the risk of them developing an eating disorder, if she doesn’t already have one, is beyond cruel. Teasing the fat kid in the shower is so fourth grade. Unless it’s the fame-craving likes of Posh Spice or Lady Gaga – whose desperate hunger for attention merits such behaviour.

Leave your tits alone Jessica Simpson. Be who you are and fuck the media.

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Kim Kardashian was bullied for having big boobs

Kim Kardashian apparently developed earlier than others her age and, as a result, was picked on by her sisters.

In an interview with Popeater, the 30-year-old revealed that she used to get bullied by her sister Kourtney for having big breasts and would pray they would not grow any more:

“Kourtney used to torture me and think I was odd because I had big boobs,” she revealed. “I was 11 when I got my period and I started developing. I would sit in the bathtub, take a washcloth, put it under really hot water and put it against my boobs and pray to God, please don’t make my boobs grow any bigger.

“Kourtney would be like, “Your boobs are so big and ugly!” She was so mean and then I would have to wear a bra and she would say, “Who wears a bra? That’s so disgusting.” It was so embarrassing.”

And it seems the days of bullying have not really passed. Speaking to all three sisters, Popeater found that poor Kim still has to deal with her sisters teaming up against her:

“Normally 80 percent of the time it’s me and Kourtney against Kim,” said Khloe. And it doesn’t stop there: “We make her cry sometimes,” the youngest of the three added. “I think it’s a build up thing though. It’s not that we’re that mean, it’s just like two weeks of picking on her and on the fifteenth day she starts crying.”

But why? Could it be jealousy? Popeater does not even ask the question before Khloe provides a comprehensive answer: “You might be stunning, little one, but you’re not all that,” she said, snapping her fingers.

The girls also had a lot to say about their pretty sister’s inability to stay single. Apparently Kim has made a pact with herself to avoid relationships for the whole year of being 30, but according to her siblings, this is unlikely.

“I’ve never met someone so boy crazy,” said Kourtney.

“It’s not that she’s going on a million dates. It’s that she’s so obsessed with guys,” Khloe agreed. “She looks at magazines and she’s like, ‘Oh my God, isn’t that guy hot?” And I’m like, “Whatever, where does this come from?’”

The trio are currently in the midst of their book launch. The tome, entitled “Kardashian Konfidential”, is said to be packed with stories from the sisters’ childhood and lots of beauty and style tips, including photos and letters they have written to each other over the years. If all this is anything to go on, it should prove quite a read!

Click here to read about Kim Kardashian bearing all for W Magazine and Kim Kardashian pretending to be dead for cyber campaign to raise money for charity.

Images: Wikimedia Commons

The cosmetic surgeries of Pamela Anderson

Starring in the passionate dreams of millions around the globe, Pamela Anderson was the new face of glamour and provocative modelling. Performing various roles in her life including that of an actress, model, show girl, producer, author and activist, Pamela Anderson is an iconic depiction of the words ‘sex symbol’. Born in Canada in 1967, Pamela Anderson was a part of many successful television series that included ‘Home Improvement’, ‘Baywatch’ and ‘VIP’ that was broadcast all over the globe.
Transitioning from a teenage stunner to a well endowed bombshell, Pamela Anderson fuelled the imaginations of millions of fans around the globe. The world recognizes this sex symbol for more then her talents on the screen – the slow motion run along the beach featured on ‘Baywatch’ will forever be etched in the minds of jaw dropping teenagers and men all over the world. People who have seen Pamela in her yesteryears would be aware of the marked change that has come in her physicality.

Reports have shown that this sultry lass got her breasts augmented through a number of surgeries and drastically altered her appearance. Certain sources suggest that a total of three surgeries done on her breasts have led to what the world today knows as her twin talents. Even though silicon implants were banned by the FDA a while back, Pamela Anderson does not feel that they would be responsible in causing a detrimental affect on her health. Studies and research conducted on silicon implants have not been fully able to confirm their negative effects on the human body. Although the increased weight in the body and the sudden change does cause some aching and problems for the back.

However her breasts are not the only part of herself she has had “improved”, even though she systematically denies having any other work done. For many, though, the fact that she has had botox in her lips and several facelifts is undeniable. Nevertheless, it is her breasts that she is the most famous for.

Crafted to the set the dreams of men ablaze, Pamela Anderson’s augmented breasts are the work of plastic surgeons and have directly or indirectly been responsible for a major spurt in the cosmetic surgery industry.

Pamela Anderson has also been diagnosed with Hepatitis C, which she claims she contracted after sharing a tattoo needle with then-husband Tommy Lee.

Read more about Pamela Anderson.

Other celebrities who have had plastic surgery include  Heidi MontagDita von TeeseMegan FoxDemi Moore and Sharon Osbourne.