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