Angry Doctor

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Tough Club 2

angry doc is rather surprised to come across an entry on the Ministry of Education's "Holistic Health Framework" initiative on this blog.

It provides a different version of the 'success story' that the "Trim and Fit" programme is touted to be. Do have a read.

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  • Sad, isn't it? Dunno why but I always felt "weighty" in Singapore; the weight issue was not a big deal when I was living overseas...

    By Blogger aliendoc, At March 26, 2007 10:09 am  

  • Obesity is a health risk and it will be a stigma; it's just unfortunate that we have institutionalised stigmatisation of children.

    By Blogger angry doc, At March 26, 2007 5:44 pm  

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    By Blogger OJ, At March 26, 2007 6:38 pm  

  • Just join the army's BMT lah. But beware of rebound.

    If they get desperate, they may resort to Reductil [Use of sibutramine in obese mexican adolescents: a 6-month, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial, Clin Ther. 2006 May;28(5):770-82] - went through this during one journal club. But I wonder how the teachers are going to cope with a heapful of grumpy students (s/e + hormonal rages).

    Abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&dopt=AbstractPlus&list_uids=16861099&query_hl=1&itool=pubmed_docsum

    PS, earlier comment deleted because dunno how to use HTML tags for links

    By Blogger OJ, At March 26, 2007 6:41 pm  

  • I think it's gone beyond the obesity = health risk equation. Thanks to the media, peer pressure, among other factors, if your body type does not fit the ectomorph model, you will be labelled "fat". One can look "big-sized" and still be fit & healthy...

    By Blogger aliendoc, At March 27, 2007 1:52 pm  

  • pretty sad. this hits close to home!

    By Blogger ditzydoctor, At March 28, 2007 11:55 pm  

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