Abnormal Brain Activity Found in PWS Patients When They See Food

Abnormal Brain Activity Found in PWS Patients When They See Food

316145

Abnormal Brain Activity Found in PWS Patients When They See Food

In people with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), certain parts of the brain associated with decision-making and reward processing are less active in response to the sight of food, a study has found. The findings suggest that people with PWS get less of a “reward” feeling from eating than their typically developing peers, which could contribute to the excessive eating that is characteristic in PWS. The study, “Food-Related Brain Activation Measured by fMRI in Adults with Prader–Willi…

You must be logged in to read/download the full post.