Lower Limb Table 22: Nutrient Supplement to Augment Walking Distance

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Research Design
ample Size

Methods

Outcomes

Nash et al. 2007;

USA

PEDro = 6

RCT w/crossover

N=3

Population: 3 females and males; age 34-43 yrs; all subjects had an incomplete SCI; C5-T4 lesion level; mean 11.3 yrs post-injury

Treatment: Blended drink containing 48 g of vanilla-flavored whey and 1g/kg of body weight maltodextrin.

Outcome Measures: Distance walked

  1. Ambulation time to fatigue was 17.8% longer (32.0 min vs 27.1 min) and distance walked to fatigue was 37.9% longer (470m vs 341m) with the whey and maltodextrin supplement than with the placebo soy drink.
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