Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

First PWS Genome Sequencing Project Now Enrolling Participants

The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR) is launching the first Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) Genome Project, it announced. This project aims to unveil how variations in patients’ DNA influence the range and severity of PWS symptoms, and impacts response to different treatments. Initially, it is looking to enroll about…

Urinary Dysfunction Common Among Younger Patients

Bladder problems leading to urinary incontinence and other manifestations are common among children, adolescents and young adults with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a study shows. The study, “High prevalence of lower urinary tract dysfunction in patients with Prader–Willi syndrome,” was published in the journal Neurourology and Urodynamics.

Protein-rich Diet May Help Control Weight in PWS Youth

Consumption of a high-protein diet shifts muscle cells’ metabolism to use fats rather than carbohydrates as an energy source in children and young adults with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a pilot study in Canada suggests. The findings support the need for more studies to assess the implications of different types…