Tonsillectomies May Trigger Weight Gain In Kids

July 28, 2014 8:17 PM

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Tonsillectomies May Trigger Weight Gain In Kids

Tonsillectomies, commonly prescribed to relieve sleep apnea in kids, may trigger weight loss gain, according to research conducted at Stanford University. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, surveyed data on 815 children who underwent the surgery.

On average, the kids' weight rose over 6 percent within 18 months of their surgery, while their BMI rose an average of 8 percent.

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