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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611


SANTIN-MEDEIROS, Fernanda; SANTOS-LOZANO, Alejandro; REY-LOPEZ, Juan Pablo  and  GARATACHEA, Nuria. Effects of eight months of whole body vibration training on hip bone mass in older women. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.4, pp.1654-1658. ISSN 1699-5198.

Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of 8 months of whole-body vibration training on bone mass in octogenarian women. Method: Thirty-seven women (aged 82.4 [SD=5.7] years) voluntarily participated in this study. The vibration group (n=19) trained on a vibration platform twice a week (20 Hz and 2 mm) whereas controls (n=18) did not participate in any training program. Bone mass was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry at the hip region. General linear repeated measures ANOVA (group by time) was used to examine the effect of whole body vibration on bone mass changes. Results: After the intervention, in all the hip regions (total hip, femoral neck, trochanter, intertrochanter, Ward's area), no statistically significant changes in bone mass were found. Conclusion: Eight months of whole body vibration training (twice a week) in elderly women do not produce osteogenic effects.

Keywords : Osteoporosis; Aging; Exercise.

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