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Comparison of nutritional intake between individuals with acute and chronic spinal cord injury.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The journal of spinal cord medicine
Publication Date
Volume
34
Issue
6
Pages
569–575
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1179/2045772311Y.0000000026
PMID: 22330112
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

No differences were found in the nutritional intakes of two comparable groups of subjects with acute and chronic SCI. Independent of lesion duration, subjects with SCI showed considerable deviations from the general accepted nutritional recommendations concerning macro- and micronutrients intake. Professional nutritional education for persons with SCI should start as soon as possible after injury to prevent nutrition-related secondary complications like cardiovascular diseases. Periodic determinations of body fat content and REE combined with a physical activity program might be helpful as well.

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