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Dietary Patterns and Cardiovascular (CVD) Risk in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Factors In Individuals With Chronic Spinal Cord Injury

2014-08-27 03:17:32 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study will look at dietary patterns in individuals with chronic spinal cord injuries and the relationship between these dietary patterns and cardiovascular disease risk factors. The study is a supplement to the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study. The dietary history from CARDIA will be used. The investigators' primary hypothesis is the following: Greater whole-grain and dietary fiber intake will be favorably associated with adiposity (BMI and WC) and metabolic CVD risk factors (fasting glucose, fasting insulin, HOMA-IR, diabetes, hsCRP, TC, HDL-C, triglycerides, TC/HDL-C ratio, non-HDL-C, and systolic and diastolic blood-pressure) among a sample of individuals with SCI aged 38-50 who have been injured >1 year.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Conditions

Spinal Cord Injury

Location

Carolinas Rehabilitation
Charlotte
North Carolina
United States
28203

Status

Recruiting

Source

Carolinas Healthcare System

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:32-0400

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Repair of the damaged neuron function after SPINAL CORD INJURY or SPINAL CORD DISEASES.

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