Staff Reports • September 21, 2009
"Childhood obesity has been blamed for a number of medical conditions affecting too many American children. Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have received a $7 million U54 Center Grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine yet another condition believed to be related to obesity: polycystic ovary syndrome..."
"We already know that signals coming from the brain and the pituitary gland to the ovaries are abnormal in girls with too much testosterone," Marshall said. "Now we have to prove that the high levels of testosterone are present before puberty and if these high levels affect the way girls go through puberty. Then we hope to learn how to prevent it from occurring."
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