Spinal cord injuries

Victoria Goosey-Tolfrey, Jennifer Krempien, Mike Price

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Abstract

Nutrition recommendations currently used in sport for those with an impairment are primarily based upon data from able-bodied athletes (as outlined in Chapter 3), but these are almost certainly not directly transferable to athletes with a spinal cord injury (SCI). As an example, the smaller working muscle mass used by an athlete with SCI during wheelchair propulsion will lead to lower energy requirements during training than those of able-bodied (AB) athletes (Glaser 1985) in equivalent sports (Price 2010). Furthermore, there may be considerable muscle atrophy in the lower limbs, leading to a lower resting metabolic rate and, in turn, a further reduction in daily energy expenditure (EE). To prevent unwanted weight gain, energy intake must be correspondingly reduced. Consequently, a number of intriguing questions centre on the physiology of individuals with SCI particularly in relation to EE, energy requirements and performance, all of which will be discussed in this chapter. For the purposes of this chapter, spinal cord injuries include spina bifida and traumatic and nontraumatic spinal cord lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSports Nutrition for Paralympic Athletes
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
PublisherCRC Press
Chapter4
Pages67-90
Number of pages24
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781466507579
ISBN (Print)9781466507562
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2014

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Spinal Cord Injuries
Athletes
Energy Metabolism
Sports
Basal Metabolism
Wheelchairs
Spinal Dysraphism
Muscular Atrophy
Energy Intake
Weight Gain
Lower Extremity
Spinal Cord
Muscles

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Goosey-Tolfrey, V., Krempien, J., & Price, M. (2014). Spinal cord injuries. In Sports Nutrition for Paralympic Athletes (1 ed., pp. 67-90). Boca Raton: CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b16375

Spinal cord injuries. / Goosey-Tolfrey, Victoria; Krempien, Jennifer; Price, Mike.

Sports Nutrition for Paralympic Athletes. 1. ed. Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2014. p. 67-90.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Goosey-Tolfrey, V, Krempien, J & Price, M 2014, Spinal cord injuries. in Sports Nutrition for Paralympic Athletes. 1 edn, CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp. 67-90. https://doi.org/10.1201/b16375
Goosey-Tolfrey V, Krempien J, Price M. Spinal cord injuries. In Sports Nutrition for Paralympic Athletes. 1 ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press. 2014. p. 67-90 https://doi.org/10.1201/b16375
Goosey-Tolfrey, Victoria ; Krempien, Jennifer ; Price, Mike. / Spinal cord injuries. Sports Nutrition for Paralympic Athletes. 1. ed. Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2014. pp. 67-90
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