Vibration plate can help avoid obesity and type 2 diabetes

In the first study at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead , it is found that vibrating platforms, Galileo vibration plate can reduce extra weight. Just nine minutes a day on a vibration plate can stimulate weight loss and muscle growth in adolescents with insulin resistance. Thus it can be useful way to avoid type 2 diabetes (NIDDM).

The study was performed in 40 participants. They were given a $5000 Galileo vibration plate to use at home for three months, plus an individual diet and exercise program. Their results - including waist circumference, bone mineral density and fitness levels - will be compared with those of 40 adolescents who receive a diet and exercise program only.

The vibration plate was developed to boost muscle mass in Soviet cosmonauts and to improve the performance of elite athletes. Vibration training is used by sporting and health bodies such as Collingwood Football Club and St Vincent’s Hospital.

Researcher Kim Ramjan said the study needs to recruit 65 children aged between 10 and 18 who have pre-diabetes, where blood glucose levels are higher than normal. Without treatment, one in three will develop type 2 diabetes.

Lead researcher Craig Munns from the department of endocrinology and diabetes said,

“It’s easy to swallow a pill but life- style is the hardest thing to change … so we’re trying to see if something that you can do at home as part of your daily routine improves [your] outcome.”

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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