Author Archives: Vijaya Iyer, PhD

Exercise Improves Fitness in PWS Patients, Review Study Shows

Long-term exercise improves physical performance in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), but immediate physiological response post-exercise appears unfavorable, a review of published studies shows. The study, “Physical exercise and Prader-Willi syndrome: A systematic review.” was published in the journal Clinical Endocrinology. PWS is associated with abnormal body composition and…

Food-related Behavior in PWS May be Linked to Neurological Response

Involuntary reflexes such as being startled are abnormal in Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) patients, and lower startle response to food images may explain their eating habits, researchers from the University of Kansas Medical Center report. The study, “Startle Response Analysis of Food-image Processing in Prader-Willi Syndrome” was published in…