Weak and osteoporotic bones in old age are an increasing cause of mortality and painful physical impairment of the elderly, especially in the western world. Bone mineral accrual during childhood and adolescence is thought to play a vital role in preventing osteoporosis.
Puberty is the process of getting sexually mature and it has fundamental somatic and psychosocial significance. The main objective of this project was the long and short term developmental importance, regarding both soma et psyche, of female pubertal timing. Several studies were