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Down Syndrome Awareness Month - October 9

October 9, 2023 06:00 AM
Down Syndrome Awareness Month - October 9

Did you know? There are many factors that can affect the weight of a person with Down syndrome.

Eating a nutritious diet and being physically active are two habits that are important for maintaining a healthy weight. However, there are many additional factors that can affect weight, including sleep, hormones, medications, and medical conditions. In his article Weight Management in Adults with Down Syndrome, Brian Chicoine, MD, provides an overview of our current understanding of weight and Down syndrome.

This is a topic of great interest to many people with and without Down syndrome. The Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group - USA opens in new window has a Lifestyle and Weight Management Group that includes a range of health care professionals who are discussing this topic. 


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