Energy expenditure, physical activity and maximal oxygen uptake in adults with Prader-Willi syndrome

Research from Israel suggest aerobic capacity may be reduced in people who have Prader-Willi syndrome. The research tested 17 people with PWS and 32 age matched controls (who do not have PWS) for their maximum oxygen uptake during an exercise test on a treadmill. They found that people with PWS had significantly lower aerobic capacity, even if they reported exercising daily. This is important information as aerobic capacity refers to the ability to sustain aerobic activity like running over a period of time. The authors recommend taking this into account when tailoring personal training plans or designing clinical studies.

This research by authors Itai Gross and co, was presented at the July 2016 IPWSO conference. Our thanks to IPWSO for their permission to reproduce this abstract.