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Posted by Sharon on May 29, 2000 at 19:07:55:

In Reply to: weight posted by linda on May 26, 2000 at 14:35:51:


: I need help in controlling my 10 yr downs boy weight. 4ft 100 lbs.any way to get him to lose weight or to stop gaining. 25 lbs in the last year. Any ideas...

Dear Linda,

Re your weight concern for your son, have you
considered checking into vitamin intervention?
We get ours from International Nutrition, Inc.
800-899-3413. You can ask for info on NuTriVene-D (vitamin therapy for people with
Down syndrome). We noticed a big difference
in our son's weight and growth after taking
the vitamins routinely. Of course, there are
other benefits too. Our son is 9 years old,
4 feet 2 inches, and weighs 63 pounds. He is
not very interested in athletics so we walk alot.
Additionally, even though it's hard sometimes,
I restrict his food intake and offer lots of
fruits and vegetables and low-fat foods. It's
so great that you are focused on this issue,
because sometimes many well-meaning people
(relatives included) tend to indulge our kids
with food and goodies. It's just not good for
them to be overweight for health reasons and
social reasons too. Good luck to you.

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