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Int J Med Sci 2014; 11(12):1218-1227. doi:10.7150/ijms.9975
Whole-Body Vibration Training Effect on Physical Performance and Obesity in Mice
1. Graduate Institute of Sports Science, National Taiwan Sport University, Taoyuan 33301, Taiwan
The purpose of this study was to verify the beneficial effects of whole-body vibration (WBV) training on exercise performance, physical fatigue and obesity in mice with obesity induced by a high-fat diet (HFD). Male C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into two groups: normal group (n=6), fed standard diet (control), and experimental group (n=18), fed a HFD. After 4-week induction, followed by 6-week WBV of 5 days per week, the 18 obese mice were divided into 3 groups (n=6 per group): HFD with sedentary control (HFD), HFD with WBV at relatively low-intensity (5.6 Hz, 0.13 g) (HFD+VL) or high-intensity (13 Hz, 0.68 g) (HFD+VH). A trend analysis revealed that WBV increased the grip strength in mice. WBV also dose-dependently decreased serum lactate, ammonia and CK levels and increased glucose level after the swimming test. WBV slightly decreased final body weight and dose-dependently decreased weights of epididymal, retroperitoneal and perirenal fat pads and fasting serum levels of alanine aminotransferase, CK, glucose, total cholesterol and triacylglycerol. Therefore, WBV could improve exercise performance and fatigue and prevent fat accumulation and obesity-associated biochemical alterations in obese mice. It may be an effective intervention for health promotion and prevention of HFD-induced obesity.
Keywords: vibration training, exercise performance, fatigue, obesity, high fat diet
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Huang CC, Tseng TL, Huang WC, Chung YH, Chuang HL, Wu JH. Whole-Body Vibration Training Effect on Physical Performance and Obesity in Mice. Int J Med Sci 2014; 11(12):1218-1227. doi:10.7150/ijms.9975. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v11p1218.htm