Longer Use of Intranasal Oxytocin Helped Boys With PWS

Longer Use of Intranasal Oxytocin Helped Boys With PWS

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Longer Use of Intranasal Oxytocin Helped Boys With PWS

Intranasal use of the hormone oxytocin for three months had positive effects on social and eating behavior in boys with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), according to a small clinical trial.  The results suggest intranasal oxytocin also may be an effective treatment option in children with a specific genetic subtype of PWS, but individual effects should be monitored and treatment stopped if no benefits are found, researchers said. The study, “Oxytocin in young children with Prader‐Willi syndrome: Results…

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