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Research Article

Age at Puberty and the Emerging Obesity Epidemic

  • Lise Aksglaede mail,

    lise.aksglaede@rh.regionh.dk

    Affiliation: Department of Growth and Reproduction, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Anders Juul,

    Affiliation: Department of Growth and Reproduction, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Lina W. Olsen,

    Affiliation: Institute of Preventive Medicine, Centre for Health and Society, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Thorkild I. A. Sørensen

    Affiliation: Institute of Preventive Medicine, Centre for Health and Society, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Published: December 24, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008450

About the Authors

Lise Aksglaede, Anders Juul
Department of Growth and Reproduction, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lina W. Olsen, Thorkild I. A. Sørensen
Institute of Preventive Medicine, Centre for Health and Society, Copenhagen, Denmark

Corresponding Author

Email: lise.aksglaede@rh.regionh.dk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LA LWO AJ TIAS. Performed the experiments: LA LWO AJ TIAS. Analyzed the data: LA LWO AJ TIAS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LA LWO AJ TIAS. Wrote the paper: LA AJ TIAS. Contributed to the development of the definitions and criteria for determining OGS and PHV: LA LWO AJ. Contributed to the validation of the method: LA LWO. Contributed to the conception of the present study: AJ TIAS. Initiated and built the School Health Record Register: TIAS.