Children's Colorado Doctor Discusses Prader Willi Syndrome and its Relation to Obesity


Eight-year-old Chase Grey was diagnosed with Prader Willi Syndrome when he was just a few days old.

Prader Willi Syndrome is the most common known genetic cause of life-threatening obesity in children.

According to Dr. Sharon Travers, pediatric endocrinologist at Children's Hospital Colorado, "If left unchecked, they [Prader Willi patients] would just continue to eat and eat and eat. This [syndrome] does not allow them to live on their own. If they were to live on their own, they would most likely overeat and have an early death due to obesity complications," Travers said.

Today there is no known cure for Prader Willi, so for now, all Chase's parents can do is watch what he eats and keep him active.

Watch the full story to find out how Chase stays happy and active: