Mueller NT, Pereira MA, Demerath EW, Dreyfus JG, MacLehose RF, Carr JJ, Terry JG, Jacobs DR. Earlier menarche is associated with fatty liver and abdominal ectopic fat in midlife, independent of young adult BMI: The CARDIA study. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 2015 Feb;23(23). 468-74. PMID: 25521620 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4310794 NIHMSID: NIHMS634109.
The hypothesis that earlier menarche is associated with higher non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and ectopic adiposity, independent of young adult body mass index (BMI), was tested.