The condition of Down Syndrome continues to affect countless children around the world. As a matter of fact, it also happens to be the commonest forms of chromosomal disorders around. If you weren’t really aware of just vicious is the condition, then perhaps it helps to know that each year- believe it nor not- around 6,000 children are born with the challenging condition of Down Syndrome. Make no mistake, for this is no random statistic; that’s one in 700 babies born with the impediment.
Truth be told, those suffering from the condition of Down Syndrome aren’t the only ones who suffer; for it’s the parents of such children and the families that are struck for life with this damning blow of sorts. Moreover, a recent report also suggested that those affected by the disorder are also likely to be severely affected by the Coronavirus in the situation of contracting the virus.
Perhaps it’s the mortal threat imposed by the COVID 19 virus to the life of an individual afflicted by Down Syndrome which explains the priority treatment being extended to such patients with respect to administering the vaccine.
It helps to know that following dietary precautions are very vital for the general well-being of those stymied by Down Syndrome. And in that regard, it really helps to know a vital suggestion being much talked nowadays. Did you, for instance, know that having green tea could lead to a lot of positives for patients of Down Syndrome?
It turns out, and reports confirm, that regular consumption of green tea can prove to be beneficial for children afflicted by Down Syndrome.
Therefore, it may no longer be correct to assume that green tea only helps in various facets like weight-loss or boosting the body’s immunity. It’s time for the healthiest form of tea to be administered to children hampered by Down Syndrome.
A report published on the revered Hindustan Times happened to highlight the vital finding in greater detail. Please be informed on the following:
The researchers observed that the intake of green tea extracts can reduce facial dysmorphology in children with Down syndrome when taken during the first three years of life.
Additional experimental research in mice confirmed the positive effects at low doses. However, they also found that high doses of the extract can disrupt facial and bone development. More research is needed to fully understand the effects of green tea extracts and therefore they should always be taken under medical supervision.
Down syndrome is caused by the presence of a third copy of chromosome 21, leading to an overexpression of the genes in this region and resulting in a number of physical and intellectual disabilities. One of the genes, DYRK1A, contributes to altering brain and bone development in people with Down syndrome. The green tea compound EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) is known to inhibit DYRK1A activity, although it also has other mechanisms of action.
All of that being said, it can be said in no uncertain terms that regardless of how dire might the condition of Down Syndrome seem, there’s always a bright ray of hope somewhere and as found in this case, in the very means with which we govern our eating and general consumption habits.