associations between pubarche, adrenarche, gonadarche, and body composition
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.
European Journal of Endocrinology, 2013, Vol 168, Issue 2, p. 129-36
Adolescent; Adrenarche; Anthropometry; Body Composition; Body Mass Index; Child; Denmark; Female; Humans; Longitudinal Studies; Male; Puberty; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't