April 22, 2014

But Not Obesity

1 Tonsillectomy Linked to Weight Gain in Kids

Each year, about 500,000 U.S. children undergo tonsillectomy and, finds a study from Stanford University School of Medicine that tracked outcomes for 815 of those kids, the surgery is linked to weight gain. Overall, children’s weight rose by about 6% within a year and a half post-surgery while their total body mass index rose about 8%. The largest weight gains were in smaller children and those under age 4. One possible reason for the weight gain, according to Dr. Michael Rothschild, Icahn School of Medicine, Mt. Sinai, NYC, is that children with nighttime breathing issues are often underweight due to food aversions related to tonsil size. After the surgery, they achieved their appropriate weight. For children who were obese prior to surgery, there was no worsening of obesity afterwards.

More at Www.doctorslounge.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: New Tonsillectomy Guidelines to Aid Docs

Tags: Stanford University School of Medicine, Tonsillectomy, Tonsillectomy in Children, Dr. Michael Rothschild, Icahn School of Medicine, Weight Gain in Children

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McDonaldisation of the Gyms

2 Gym Culture Like McDonald's

The fitness industry is a lot like fast food, say authors Thomas Johansson of the University of Gothenburg and Jesper Andreasson of Linnaeus University. The theme of the article, published in Sports, Education and Society, is the "McDonaldisation of the gym culture." Typical gyms promote a highly standardized idea of body appearance and weight, say the authors, who are exploring the development of a more modern fitness concept. The study involved 14,000 gyms across the world. Johansson and Andreasson are authors of the book The Global Gym, to be released this summer.

More at EurekAlert | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: McDonald's Goes Local with Italian Burgers

Tags: Body Image, University of Gothenburg, Sports Education and Society, Gym Culture

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