hrp0082p1-d3-126 | Fat Metabolism & Obesity (2) | ESPE2014

Dysautonomia and Acyl Ghrelin in Prader–Willi syndrome

Nyunt Ohn , Archbold Sinead , Donelly Jennifer , Jeffery Penelope , Cotterill Andrew , Davies Peter , Harris Mark

Background: Poor temperature regulation in Prader–Willi syndrome (PWS) suggests dysautonomia probably secondary to hypothalamic dysfunction. Autonomic nervous system (ANS) has control over orexigenic ghrelin.Objective and hypotheses: We aim to assess ANS function in PWS and its association with acyl ghrelin.Method: We recruited 16 genetically-confirmed children with PWS and 16 controls. Exclusion criteria were diabetes mellitu...