We thank Drs Nightingale and Bilzon for their comments and reflections on our recent article.
1We agree that achieving negative energy balance will contribute to a beneficial effect on body composition and possibly reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in adults with spinal cord injury (SCI).
- Totosy de Zepetnek J.O.
- Pelletier C.A.
- Hicks A.L.
- MacDonald M.J.
Following the physical activity guidelines for adults with spinal cord injury for 16 weeks does not improve vascular health: a randomized controlled trial.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015; 96: 1566-1575
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- Cardiovascular Health Benefits of Exercise in People With Spinal Cord Injury: More Complex Than a Prescribed Exercise Intervention?Archives of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationVol. 97Issue 6
- PreviewWe thank Totosy de Zepetnek et al1 for their article demonstrating that attaining the current physical activity guidelines for adults with spinal cord injury (SCI) does not meaningfully improve body composition or traditional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk biomarkers. However, we would like to point out some important considerations.