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Human Growth and Development

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Question 3 of 10

According to some researchers, what is the most likely reason that the age of menarche has been decreasing from past decades?

  • A.

    An increase in young women’s’ consumption of nutrients and fatty foods

  • B.

    An increase in physical activity at earlier ages among young women

  • C.

    An increase in the tendency for young women to interact with the opposite sex

  • D.

    A decrease in the quality of health care for young women

  • E.

    A decrease in exposure to environmental estrogens contained in such things as certain plastics and pesticides

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