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Children’s weight trajectories between birth and 4 years of age are associated with their dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate levels at age 7 years, study findings show.
Researchers have identified pathogenic mutations in the gene encoding the stimulatory G-protein alpha subunit protein in children with severe obesity but few or no clinical signs of pseudohypoparathyroidism.
Researchers describe a novel autosomal recessive genetic syndrome that may be misdiagnosed as Prader–Willi syndrome.
Overweight and obese boys have reduced testosterone levels and shorter penises during puberty than their normal-weight counterparts, study findings demonstrate in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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In our latest podcast, Professor Sadaf Farooqi discusses the most recent findings from the Genetics Of Obesity Study, and what they mean for families and children with severe early-onset obesity.
Programme Director Professor Martin Savage is joined by experts to present and discuss the application of precision medicine in endocrine disorders, offering clinical expertise and insight, evidence and opinion on this topic.
A 6 years and 5-month-old girl with Prader-Willi Syndrome attends endocrine clinic with her mother.
Dr Cheri Deal discusses the use of growth hormone in children with Prader-Willi syndrome, the importance of multidisciplinary care and the future of treatment for this genetic condition.
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