Prader-Willi Syndrome

Still hungry for a cure

What is Prader-Willi?

Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is the most common genetic causes of life threatening obesity in children. The syndrome comes from an abnormality in the 15th chromosome and occurs equally in both males and females. Someone with PWS with usually have a low muscle tone, incomplete sexual development, an enduring feeling of hunger, as well as a metabolism at does not utilize as many calories as a person with a normal metabolism would. This often leads to the child having compulsive eating habits, and eventually leads to life threatening obesity.

Prader-Willi Syndrome Pedigree

Prader-Willi Syndrome Pedigree