Dutch researchers find stress delays pubertyDevelopment of genital organs of carp can be delayed when subjected to stress in such a manner that puberty is delayed, according to NWO research at Utrecht University. It is believed that cortisol, the stress hormone, plays an important role in delaying puberty.

It was assumed by the researchers that the stress hormone is responsibly for causing delays in puberty.

The finding is expected to have implications for medical practitioners in this segment.