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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…

Differences Due to PWS Genetic Class, Growth Hormone Use Described

Specific genetic subtypes and growth hormone use both influence the physical characteristics, such as head shape and eye appearance, of people with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a large study indicates. The study, “Influence of Molecular Classes and Growth Hormone Treatment on Growth and Dysmorphology in Prader‐Willi Syndrome:…

Adults With PWS Have Unique Gut Bacteria

Adults with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) have a unique gut bacteria composition, characterized by low levels of probiotic species and a high number of other microbes whose potential health and metabolic implications are still unknown, a study has found. The findings indicate that people with PWS may benefit from probiotic…

Mental Rigidity in PWS Goes Beyond Intellectual Disability

Adults with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) have greater mental rigidity than those with matching intellectual disability, but without the disease, and those with normal intellectual level, according to a study from France. These findings support the presence of PWS-specific mental flexibility deficits, over and above intellectual problems, the researchers said.