Cessation of HGH Therapy Leads to Increased Fat Mass in Adults with PWS

Treatment with human growth hormone (HGH) is typically advised for children with Prader-Willi syndrome. Some Japanese researchers report that discontinuation of the therapy in adult patients led to an increase in fat buildup in the body and elevated cholesterol levels. Prader-Willi syndrome is a genetic disorder resulting from the loss of function of certain genes in the body. It is a complex, lifelong condition that can impact numerous parts of the body. Most notably, it causes obesity and shortness of height. It can also lead to intellectual disability. A major reason patients experience obesity and have poor body composition is … Continue reading Cessation of HGH Therapy Leads to Increased Fat Mass in Adults with PWS