Study Links Pituitary Gland Changes in PWS to Behavioral Symptoms

Study Links Pituitary Gland Changes in PWS to Behavioral Symptoms

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Study Links Pituitary Gland Changes in PWS to Behavioral Symptoms

People with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) have smaller pituitary glands than their typically-developing peers, according to data from a small study. The findings also suggest that altered pituitary size is associated with behavioral abnormalities in PWS. Results were published in the journal Biomarkers in Neuropsychiatry, in the study “Reduced pituitary volume with relative T1 shortening correlates with behavior in Prader-Willi syndrome.” PWS is caused by known genetic alterations, but the exact biological mechanisms of how the…

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