Bye-bye tonsils, hello pounds

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Kids with "sleep-disordered breathing," a condition sometimes caused by enlarged adenoids and tonsils, breathe better and sleep sounder after having both removed. But they also gain weight--a 13% bump in excess pounds within a year, reports a SUNY at Buffalo study that tracked 54 kids who'd had the surgery. "The children don't have to work as hard to breathe and are less fidgety," surmises study author James Roemmich, PhD. "Parents can try limiting high-calorie foods and being more physically active with their kids following surgery."

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By S. Y.

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