Reducing cardiometabolic disease in Spinal Cord Injury

Jochen Kressler, Rachel E. Cowan, Gregory E. Bigford, Mark S. Nash

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Accelerated cardiometabolic disease is a serious health hazard after spinal cord injuries (SCI). Lifestyle intervention with diet and exercise remains the cornerstone of effective cardiometabolic syndrome treatment. Behavioral approaches enhance compliance and benefits derived from both diet and exercise interventions and are necessary to assure that persons with SCI profit from intervention. Multitherapy strategies will likely be needed to control challenging component risks, such as gain in body mass, which has far reaching implications for maintenance of daily function as well as health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-604
Number of pages32
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2014


  • Behavioral modification
  • Cardiometabolic syndrome
  • Diet
  • Drug therapy
  • Exercise
  • Spinal cord injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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