Insatiable Hunger – Prader–Willi Syndrome (PWS) Documentary

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Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder in which specific genes on chromosome 15 lost their function. Symptoms of PWS in infants include reduced nourishing, weak muscles and slow growth. Individuals with PWS feeling a constant hunger in early childhood that often results severe weight gain and type 2 diabetes. The person with this disorder also has mild to modest intellectual and behavioral problems. Most cases of PWS are however not inherited.

In the following documentary, four families are followed each with children having Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). We can see the difficulties of parents that must lock the doors of cupboards and fridge to keep foodstuff out of the reach of their children. We can also see the troublous lives of the PWS suffered children who facing a new challenge for each step of their lives.

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