It is not inevitable for adults with Down syndrome to be overweight or obese. Although most people with Down Syndrome have a lower metabolic rate, a combination of a healthy diet and an active lifestyle will enable most adults to maintain their weight.
Promoting and maintaining a healthy weight requires plenty of thought and planning for adults with Down syndrome and their support network.
Articles and Information
Weight Management in Down syndrome – the adult years by Joan E. Medlen
Medlen, Joan E. The Down Syndrome Nutrition Handbook ; a guide to promoting healthy lifestyles
Pueschel, Siegfried Adults with Down Syndrome