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Toddler on strict diet because of genetic condition that makes him constantly hungry


A devoted mum has revealed how, at just two years old, her son is already on a strict low carb, high protein, no sugar diet because of a genetic condition that makes him constantly hungry. The minute Kirsty Milbanhac, 38, cuddled newborn Reggie when he arrived into the world in July 2017, she noticed his lack of muscle tone and her mother's instinct told her something was wrong. But it wasn’t until February 2018 that the tot was diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), a genetic condition causing a range of learning difficulties and behavioural problems, including an excessive appetite, which has seen him placed on an ultra-restrictive diet at just two years old.

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