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Low-GI vs High-GI Diets for Spinal Cord Injury

Led By Jia Li, PhD
Research Sponsored by Ohio State University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Chronic SCI, At least 1 year after injury, Injury level between Cervical 4 and Lumbar 2, with an American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Impairment Scale classification of A-D
Be older than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up in-lab testing - visit 2 - day 1
Awards & highlights

Study Summary

This trial will study the effects of a low-glycemic index diet on blood pressure and glucose control in people with chronic spinal cord injuries.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for individuals with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) at least one year post-injury, between levels C4 and L2, and classified as A-D on the ASIA scale. It's not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women, those with type 1 or insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes, recent medication changes, heart diseases/stroke history, or other neurological impairments.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study compares the effects of a low-glycemic index (GI) diet versus a high-GI diet on people with SCI. It aims to see which diet better manages blood pressure drops after eating and controls blood sugar levels.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Potential side effects from dietary changes may include gastrointestinal discomfort such as bloating or gas, changes in bowel habits like constipation or diarrhea, and possible alterations in energy levels.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I have had a spinal cord injury for over a year, between my neck and upper back, with some level of impairment.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~in-lab testing - visit 2 - day 1
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and in-lab testing - visit 2 - day 1 for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Low-GI Diet on Post-meal Systolic Blood Pressure Change- Diet A- Day 1
Low-GI Diet on Post-meal Systolic Blood Pressure Change- Diet A- Day 2
Low-GI Diet on Post-meal Systolic Blood Pressure Change- Diet A- Day 3
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Secondary outcome measures
Low-GI Diet on Postprandial Glucose Responses
Low-GI diet on postprandial glycemia - Visit 2
Low-GI diet on postprandial glycemia- Visit 1

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Low-GI DietExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Low Glycemic Index Diet
Group II: High-GI DietActive Control1 Intervention
High Glycemic Index Diet

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Ohio State UniversityLead Sponsor
829 Previous Clinical Trials
505,731 Total Patients Enrolled
University of Alabama at BirminghamLead Sponsor
1,589 Previous Clinical Trials
2,280,342 Total Patients Enrolled
Jia Li, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorThe University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Media Library

High-GI Diet Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05334342 — N/A
Spinal Cord Injury Research Study Groups: Low-GI Diet, High-GI Diet
Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Trial 2023: High-GI Diet Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05334342 — N/A
High-GI Diet 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05334342 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Are individuals of a younger age group being enrolled for this scientific experiment?

"The age parameters for this medical trial are 18 to 65. For those younger than 18, there are 73 trials available and 464 studies that cater to seniors aged over 65 years old."

Answered by AI

How many participants have been recruited for this clinical trial?

"Affirmative. Clinicaltrials.gov reveals that the recruitment for this clinical trial, which was posted on May 5th 2022, is still in effect. The study requires 12 participants from a single medical centre."

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Are there any individuals being enrolled in this clinical experiment presently?

"Affirmative. The relevant information present on clinicaltrials.gov verifies that this research project is currently accepting patients. This study, which was initially published on May 5th 2022, requires 12 subjects to be enrolled from 1 location."

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Does the public have access to this experiment?

"This clinical trial will include 12 patients with spinal cord injuries, who must be between 18-65 years of age. In addition to these restrictions, individuals wishing to apply also have to meet the following criteria: Chronic SCI; At least 1 year post injury; Injury level somewhere between Cervical 4 and Lumbar 2, according to American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Impairment Scale classifications A-D."

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~4 spots leftby May 2025