Hunger Hormone Ghrelin May Predict Early Onset of Scoliosis in PWS Children

Hunger Hormone Ghrelin May Predict Early Onset of Scoliosis in PWS Children

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Hunger Hormone Ghrelin May Predict Early Onset of Scoliosis in PWS Children

The hunger hormone ghrelin, when measured in infancy, may be a biomarker for predicting the early onset of scoliosis — a sideways curvature of the spine that looks like the letter C or S — in children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a study suggested. Beginning in early infancy, children with high ghrelin levels should be followed for scoliosis, the researchers recommended. “If our findings are confirmed, ghrelin levels during the first year of life ……

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