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What is Prader-Willi Syndrome – 10 Facts You Need to Know

What Is Prader-Willi Syndrome?

Prader-Willi syndrome is a genetic condition that can be passed from parents to their children. It is mostly present at birth, but diagnosis usually does not occur until later stages in life. People with this disorder have 7 genes on their chromosome 15, which are either inactive or deleted. This leads to many problems, such as chronic hunger, incomplete sexual development, and low muscle tone. The condition also causes the metabolism to burn fewer calories. [1]