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The pubertal transition in 179 healthy Danish children: associations between pubarche, adrenarche, gonadarche, and body composition

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Pubertal onset is usually defined by breast development in girls and testicular growth in boys. Pubarche is defined as the attainment of pubic hair and is considered as a sign of pubertal transition. Pubarche is preceded by a gradual increase in production of adrenal androgens, DHEA and Δ4-androstenedione (Adione), a process termed adrenarche.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Endocrinology
Volume168
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)129-36
Number of pages8
ISSN0804-4643
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Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013

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  • Adolescent, Adrenarche, Anthropometry, Body Composition, Body Mass Index, Child, Denmark, Female, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Puberty

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