Whole body vibration may help offset age related bone density loss

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Whole body vibration, a technique dating back to the 1800s, may help offset age related bone density loss. Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia “found vibration improved density around the hip joint with a shift toward higher density in the femur, the long bone of the leg, as well. Hip fractures are a major cause of disability and death among the elderly.” They also noted that “while vibration lacks the same cardiovascular benefit of exercise, animal and human studies also have shown it can improve muscle strength and weight loss.” For a MCG news release please click below.

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