Health checks for babies should pick up the early signs of poor feeding, growth and development associated with PWS, and should trigger genetic testing.
PWS has no cure, and there’s currently no drug-based treatment for excessive appetite. The only way to control appetite is through constant vigilance and supervision, behavioural restraints and environmental modifications like locked fridges and cupboards. Many adults with PWS would be able to live more independently (i.e. not in group homes) if there were effective treatments to curb their appetite.
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