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The effect of whole body vibration short-term exercises on respiratory gas exchange in overweight and obese women.
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PMID:  20048532     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIMS: To assess the effect of whole body vibration on oxygen uptake and carbon dioxide production among overweight and obese women. METHODS: In a randomized controlled trial, anthropometric measurements were taken in 20 adult overweight women. Ventilation of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and heart rate were measured using a portable gas-analysis system. After each exercise, a Borg's scale score was assessed. Exercises were performed on a vibration platform with a frequency of 35 Hz and with the intensity set on "high" (amplitude of 4 mm). Two dynamic exercises (squatting and calf raises) and one static exercise (standing) were performed during 3 minutes with and without vibration in a randomized order, with 10 minutes rest between exercises. Mean values of the third minute of exercise were compared. RESULTS: Ventilation of oxygen and carbon dioxide were consistently, significantly higher in the exercises with vibration compared with the exercises without vibration. Borg's scale scores only showed a significant difference between calf raises with and without vibration. CONCLUSION: The addition of whole body vibration to both static and dynamic exercises appears to significantly increase oxygen uptake in overweight and obese women. More research is needed to determine the physiological pathway and clinical relevance of this increase.
Dirk Vissers; Jean-Pierre Baeyens; Steven Truijen; Kris Ides; Carl-Christian Vercruysse; Luc Van Gaal
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Physician and sportsmedicine     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0091-3847     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Sportsmed     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-05     Completed Date:  2010-02-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0427461     Medline TA:  Phys Sportsmed     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  88-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Health Sciences, Artesis University College of Antwerp, Van Aertselaerstraat 31, 2170 Merksem, Antwerp, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Carbon Dioxide / metabolism
Energy Metabolism
Exercise / physiology*
Heart Rate / physiology
Linear Models
Obesity / physiopathology*
Overweight / physiopathology*
Oxygen Consumption / physiology
Pulmonary Gas Exchange / physiology*
Statistics, Nonparametric
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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