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Celebrating Life: National Down Syndrome Day

April 11, 1996, a beautiful baby girl was welcomed into the world and a day that changed the course of my family’s lives forever.   Already having three beautiful and healthy children, my mother often wondered what it would be like to have a “little number four.”  And on my oldest sister’s 14th birthday, Kate was […]

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Lower Zinc Levels in Children with Down Syndrome

Research has established that zinc metabolism is altered in Down syndrome. This study compared a group of children with Down syndrome with a control group both with children ages 4 to 11 years. Zinc concentrations were significantly lower in plasma of children with Down syndrome. Abstract Experimental and clinical studies have established that zinc metabolism […]

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Case Study: Padiat. Praxis. 59: 703-708 (2001)

Physicians Recognize the Importance of Antioxidants in the Long Term Management of Down Syndrome A recent review published by Drs. Gert Lubec and Ephrem Engidawork of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Vienna (Journal of Neurology, 2002, Vol 249: 1347-1356) eloquently outlines the scientific rationale for the need for increased antioxidant supplementation in the diets […]

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The therapeutic effect of antioxidant nutritional intervention on the quality of life of people with DS

Case Study Completed on Nutrivene: M.J. Gelb, M.D., a pediatrician from Germany, has conducted a study of Nutrivene on patients with Down syndrome. Results of the study were published in the German pediatric publication, Padiatriche Praxis, entitled “Targeted Nutritional Intervention (TNI) for Children with Down Syndrome.” Dr. Gelb’s study consisted of 38 patients (ages 6 […]

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Abstract no.: 776

Early intervention in down syndrome: The effect of antioxidants N.A. Meguid & S. Ismail The present study investigated the role of antioxidant nutritional support in conjunction with a training Portage programme designed to improve the capabilities of patients with Down Syndrome (DS). The study included 60 children with DS aged between 2 and 45 months. […]

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Abstract no.: 775

Evaluation of trace elements and some enzymes in Egyptian children with Down syndrome N.A. Meguid, H.H.Afifi & N. Kholosy The present study investigated the activity of Cu Zn superoxide dismutase in red blood cells and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) in whole blood using spectrophotometric methods. The plasma levels of the copper and zinc cofactors, and whole […]

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