Down’s Syndrome

 


Down's Syndrome suggests the following may be present

Autoimmune  

Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease

Patients with Down syndrome have an incidence of celiac disease of at least 7 percent. [J Pediatr 1996;128: pp.555-7]




Recommendations for Down's Syndrome

Nutrient  

DMAE

DMAE improves the behavior and mental function of children afflicted with Down’s Syndrome.



Vitamins  

Vitamin E

Down’s Syndrome is associated with an increased oxidation problem. Antioxidants such as vitamin E provide protection in such situations.



Key

Weak or unproven link
Likely to help
Highly recommended

Glossary

Celiac Disease

(Gluten sensitivity) A digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate a protein called gluten. Common symptoms include diarrhea, increased appetite, bloating, weight loss, irritability and fatigue. Gluten is found in wheat (including spelt, triticale, and kamut), rye, barley and sometimes oats.

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