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Jun/Jul 2011 Issue
Special Need, Special Diet
Understanding the link between Down syndrome and celiac disease
Carol Chaisson learned that her second child, Krista, had Down syndrome shortly after the babys arrival into the world on July 24, 2001. The news came as a shock to the family from upstate New York. There had been nothing remarkable about Chaissons pregnancy. If anything, itd been easy.
A special blood test confirmed the diagnosis. Individuals with Down syndrome have an extra copy of the 21st chromosome in each cell. Not a disease, Down syndrome
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