Body composition of spinal cord injured adults.

  title={Body composition of spinal cord injured adults.},
  author={P S Kocina},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  volume={23 1},
The prevalence of diseases associated with obesity, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus, is higher in the spinal cord injury (SCI) population. Specifically, the mortality rate for cardiovascular disease is 228% higher in the SCI population. In addition, 100% of SCI individuals have osteoporosis in the paralysed extremities. These diseases are related to physical activity level, the level of the spinal cord lesion, and time post injury. Physically active SCI men and women have… CONTINUE READING
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