#5: Methylation & MTHFR Gene Mutation
OK, so this week we are going to focus on Folate & Methylation. Hold on to your britches, it's going to be an exciting drive!
So I want to start with some information about the MTHFR gene mutation, and then we'll talk later this week about the effect on our kids with DS as well as us as parents. Why should you be concerned about this gene mutation, and what it does? Most people with Down Syndrome have the MTHFR mutation. Likewise, if you are the biological mother of a child with Down Syndrome, you can assume you also have the mutation.
So to begin, it's important to understand a little about the MTHFR gene mutation, the process of methylation, and how the gene mutation changes things. So, for your reading pleasure, here is a video I think helps shed some light on it. For those of you who are way smarter than me, it may be pretty basic, but it gives a good foundation.
Come share your thoughts in the Discussion Area, I'd love to hear you what you're thinking!