Blacks With MS Are Significantly at Risk for Cardiometabolic Conditions

In a paper published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Wingo and colleagues aimed to ascertain the difference in obesity, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension in Black patients compared with White patients with MS.

Synopsis report in Physician’s Weekly:

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Data were published as part of the TAME MS study.

Dr. Wingo and Kathryn Green present at MS Hope for a Cure’s Big October

MS Hope for a Cure held its second virtual Big October wellness event in October, 2021. The event included weekly research and wellness symposia, a wellness challenge and virtual expo for people with MS and their caregivers. Dr. Wingo and Kathryn kicked off the weekly symposia with a talk on increasing adherence to healthy habits while living with MS.

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Doing a Diet Study Using Telehealth Works, Says New Study Funded by National MS Society

In a small study, researchers found that people with MS largely complied with a diet study that was administered via telehealth (coaching by phone and email check-ins). This study, made possible with funding from a National MS Society pilot research award, raises the possibility that delivering dietary instruction individually via telehealth is an effective method for helping individuals change their dietary habits without having to leave home. To read full story on the National MS Society website, click here.

“Feasibility of improving dietary quality using a telehealth lifestyle intervention for adults with multiple sclerosis,” by Drs. Brooks Wingo, Robert Motl, and colleagues (University of Alabama at Birmingham), is published in MS and Related Disorders (2020;46:102504).

Data published from the DIET MS study

Will low carb diet help adults with SCI stay on track and reduce their risk? UAB study aims to find out.

A new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham could provide the first known data about the impact of dietary patterns on dietary adherence and cardiometabolic risk factors (CMRF) in adults with spinal cord injury (SCI). Brooks Wingo, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, received a K01 grant for $115,093 from the NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to determine if a reduced carbohydrate diet will help adults with SCI stick to their diet and improve their body composition.

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