What are the diet factors in early obesity/menarchy David Weisbach, Lightrays Photography 13 May 2003 Did this study include any data on the diets of these women? I have heard there is a link between the growth hormones fed to our animals and the onset of early menarchy in women. Has this been studied? For example how much meat did these women eat. Is it possible to compare those who ate meat to vegitarians to discover if there is any difference between the two groups as far as weigt and early menarchy? thank you for considering these questions. If you have any refernces to studies in this area of dieat, meat consumption and early menarchy/obesity I would appreciate referances.David Competing interests I am a vegitarian and research theses things as a layman.