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We investigated whether an association exists between genetic variants of the human obesity (OB or leptin) gene and body mass index (BMI) or weight in subjects with Prader Willi syndrome (PWS) and in age- and gender-matched lean and obese subjects without PWS. The study included 51 subjects with PWS (mean age = 17.7 +/- 9.5 years, BMI = 29.7 +/- 8.3 kg/m2);(More)
A photoanthropometric method, which enables an objective description of facial structures, was used to better delineate the craniofacial characteristics of 29 individuals with Williams syndrome (WS; 18 males and 11 females) between the ages of 0 to 10 years, with an average age of 4.0 years. Facial parameters were measured from strict frontal and profile(More)
An objective photoanthropometric method, useful for delineating craniofacial characteristics, was performed on 20 individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS; 14 males and 6 females) under 12 years of age and on growth hormone therapy (e.g. for 3-12 months) to determine the effects of therapy on craniofacial features in PWS. Facial parameters were measured(More)
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