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Prader-Willi Syndrome Can Lead To Obesity and Eating Disorders

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Severe obesity and obesity-related problems arei the major medical problem associated with Prader-Willi syndrome.

Who has Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS)?

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Anyone can be born with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). Some individuals may have acquired PWS due to brain trauma.

What is Prader-Willi syndrome?

Prader-Willi syndrome is a complex genetic disorder affecting appetite, growth, metabolism, cognitive function and behavior. It is typically characterized by low muscle tone, short stature, incomplete sexual development, cognitive disabilities, problem behaviors, and the hallmark characteristics - involuntary and uncontrollable chronic feelings of hunger and a slowed metabolism that can lead to excessive eating and life-threatening obesity.

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