What is Prader Willi Syndrome?
According to the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association, PWS is a complex genetic disorder affecting appetite, growth, metabolism, cognitive function and behavior. In infancy, this rare condition is characterized by weak muscle tone (hypotonia), feeding difficulties, poor growth, and delayed development. Beginning in childhood, affected individuals develop an insatiable appetite, which leads to chronic overeating (hyperphagia) and obesity which sometimes leads to Type 2 Diabetes. It is believed that PWS is caused by deletion of a part of chromosome 15 passed down by the father.
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Prader Willi Syndrome Research News: Experimental therapy for Prader-Willi syndrome shows promise in mice