What causes the appetite and obesity problem in Prader-Willi Syndrome?

What causes the appetite and obesity problem in Prader-Willi Syndrome?

People with Prader-Willi Syndrome have a flaw in the hypothalamus part of their brain, which normally registers feelings of hunger and satiety. While the problem is not yet fully understood, it is apparent that people with this flaw never feel full; they have a continuous urge to eat that they cannot learn to control. To compound this problem, people with Prader-Willi Syndrome need less food than their peers without the syndrome because their bodies have less muscle and tend to burn fewer calories.

2017-06-20T16:15:57+00:00 June 20th, 2017|