We are currently seeking individuals diagnosed with spinal cord injury (SCI) for a research study evaluating diet. The purpose of this study is to determine if a low carb or low fat diet is better for helping adults with SCI: 1) stick to their diet, 2) improve their body composition, and 3) lower their cardiometabolic risk factors (such as diabetes, heart disease, or stroke). This study is for adults with SCI ages 21-60. Participation is free, and compensation is provided. For more information, please call Ashley Sineath at 205-403-5510 or email at asineath@uab.edu
This study is to determine if a low carbohydrate or a low fat diet is better for helping adults with a spinal cord injury: 1) stick to their diet, 2) improve their body composition, and 3) lower their cardiometabolic risk factors (such as diabetes, heart disease, or stroke). Participation includes 2 visits to Lakeshore Foundation over six months to complete a series of assessments, including blood work, fitness measures and body measurements. If you enroll in the study, you will receive a diet and exercise plan, and you will work with a health coach for 6 months to follow your plan. You will also be given access to an on-line health coaching program called POWERS for 6 months. You will receive $50 for completing the initial assessments and another $50 when you finish the 6 month assessments. To participate in this study, you must: • Have a spinal cord injury • Have a BMI between 25-55 kg/m2 • Be willing to try a new diet • Have access to Internet or a smart phone This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Email Alex Yates (alexy@lakeshore.org) or call 205-403-5525
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