Decreased energy expenditure is caused by abnormal body composition in infants with Prader-Willi Syndrome.

OBJECTIVE Infants with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) are hypotonic and underweight before the onset of childhood obesity. This study evaluates body composition in the PWS infant and its relationship to energy expenditure. STUDY DESIGN Sixteen infants and toddlers with PWS (mean age, 12.4+/-6 months; eight female subjects) underwent analysis of body… CONTINUE READING