Published in Women's Health Weekly, July 25th, 2002
"The risk of early menarche for girls who consumed more than 25 g of dietary fiber a day [in the form of cereals, whole grains, vegetables and fruit] was approximately half that of girls who had less than 18 g of fiber a day," said Malcolm Koo, a professor in public health sciences at U of T.
For his doctoral thesis, Koo studied the role of dietary fiber and its link to the onset of menstruation. The study, which took place from 1992 to 1996, involved 637 premenstrual girls in Ontario...
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