Ketogenic Diet for Spinal Cord Injury

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Spinal Cord InjuryKetogenic Diet - Other
19 - 60
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial will test whether a high-fat diet can improve quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries.

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 7 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Weeks 1,2,3,4,5

Week 5
Change in functional Independence
Change in glucose tolerance
Change in sensory and motor function
Change in serum biomarkers for neurorecovery
Change in serum glucose concentration
Change in serum insulin concentration
Every week/once
Change in urine profile
Weeks 1,2,3,4,5
Change in microbiome composition

Trial Safety

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Ketogenic Diet Group
1 of 1

Experimental Treatment

60 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Ketogenic Diet · No Placebo Group · N/A

Ketogenic Diet Group
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Ketogenic Diet · Intervention Types: Other

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: weeks 1,2,3,4,5

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of Alabama at BirminghamLead Sponsor
1,432 Previous Clinical Trials
2,219,010 Total Patients Enrolled
Ceren Yarar-Fisher, PT, PhDPrincipal Investigator - University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Eligibility Criteria

Age 19 - 60 · All Participants · 2 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have a clinically complete or incomplete spinal cord injury, age 19-60.
You have a neurological impairment that causes you to have a limitation in your ability to perform the activity.