Friday, 30 November 2012

Old Fashioned Vibrating Belt To Improve The Health of Obese People

It seems the vibrating machine could really hold the key for overweight people when it comes to improving their health - even if it doesn't mean losing weight. 

Tests carried out by New York researchers has shown the machines could offer significant clinical benefits for obese people suffering from a wide range of immune problems related to obesity.

A study published online in The FASEB Journal found that low-intensity vibrations led to improvements in the immune function of overweight mice. Researchers say if the same effect can be found in people, it could lead to a number of clinical benefits.

To make the discovery Rubin led a team which fed a group of adult mice a high fat diet for seven months to make them obese, significantly damaging their immune and skeletal systems.
The results showed the vibrations boosted levels of disease fighting T-cells and B-cells in the obese mice, which are both vital to the immune system.

The intervention also helped to reverse bone loss, returning the overweight rodents toward the health of the mice that were fed a regular diet.

Gerald Weissmann, of the FASEB Journal, said: 'This solid support for a shaky intervention should get scientists and health care professionals buzzing.

'If it works out in people, low intensity vibration could be a relatively cheap way of helping obese folks regain health without drugs - until they lose weight by diet and exercise.'

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