Welcome to the Down syndrome metabolic health study page!

The Down syndrome Metabolic Health Study is trying to learn more about how body composition relates to the risks of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents with Down syndrome, and it needs your help! The information obtained from this study may help us better understand how to identify risk factors in kids with Down syndrome, so doctors can work to prevent metabolic health problems.

Please peruse our website, learn more about the study and these health risks in individuals with Down syndrome, and find out if you're eligible or how you can help! Happy exploring!

Young Woman with Down Syndrome

Visit our "Controls Page" to learn more about the important role of control patients, and the reason we may need YOU to help with our study!

Meet the study team!

This study is made up of a great team of people, dedicated to learning more about the health of children and adolescents with Down syndrome. Get to know more about them and their work here.


Whether you are a current, new, or maybe future participant, you can find all of the forms and documents you need to learn more about our study (and other DS studies at CHOP) on our Study Resources page.

Study Progress

Want to know how many people have participated in our study so far? Check out our Recruitment progress page to see how far we've come!