Dr. Andrea Haqq


Alberta's own Dr. Andrea Haqq and colleagues in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta are currently conducting three research projects about children with Prader-Willi Syndrome. She is recruiting children with Prader-Willi Syndrome (ages 5 to 17 years) for the following research studies. Lean and overweight children without the syndrome are also being recruited for these studies. Funding for travel to Edmonton is available. Please consider participating in one or more of Dr. Haqq's research projects listed below. Details about her current projects can be found here in three attachments. For further inquiries about these studies please contact Dr. Haqq's research coordinator Sarah Loehr at 780-248-5481 or sloehr@ualberta.ca

  1. An investigation of how different types of diets (low carbohydrate or low fat) affect appetite, metabolism and the level of hormones in children with PWS.
  2. An examination of dietary intake of children with PWS.
  3. An investigation the relationship between body weight, location of body fat, hormones and nervous system function.


University of Alberta Information sheet about Dr Haqq

Dr Haqq's Research Summaries


Raylene participated in the first of two sessions of the new research study Dr. Haqq is conducting at the U of A. These were taken the last day they were there but they at least show the machine. In the actual study Raylene was wearing a bathing suit and bathing cap. The lady standing beside Raylene is Sarah, who is conducting the study.