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Prader Willi Syndrome

What is Prader Willi Syndrome?

Prader Willi syndrome is a rare genetic (inborn) disorder. It is characterized primarily by compulsive eating, mental retardation, and obesity. Secondary characteristics include hypotonia (low muscle tone), slow metabolic rate, small/undeveloped penis/testis, round face, almond shaped eyes, nervous picking of skin, and stubbornness. Prader Willi syndrom is not curable, but its symptoms are managed through diet and exercise.

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