Beneficial effects of exercise on aerobic capacity and body composition in adults with Prader-Willi syndrome

Am J Ment Retard. 1993 May;97(6):654-8.


Adults with Prader Willi syndrome were subdivided into an experimental group (n = 6) and a control group (n = 5) to determine the effects of an aerobic exercise program. Their resting heart rate, aerobic capacity, body fat percentage, body weight, and somatotype were determined. Participants in a 6-month walking program showed statistically significant differences in all variables measuring aerobic capacity and a significant variation in weight loss over the 6-month program compared to the control group.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Body Height
  • Body Weight*
  • Exercise*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome / therapy*
  • Skinfold Thickness
  • Weight Loss