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Although people with PWS are capable of making decisions about many areas of their life, the hypothalamic  dysfunction means that they rarely have the capacity to make a rational decision about eating. Even if they can make a decision at one point in time, this may not be the case at other times, particularly in the absence of supervision or environmental restrictions.

Click here to Read more about mental capacity in PWS and how the Mental Capacity Act 2005 can be used