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Clinical Trial

Health benefits of home based whole-body vibration (VIBE-Rx)

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the world. There is increasing interest into the role that skeletal muscle health plays in CVD risk, particularly in metabolic disease states (obesity and diabetes). Whole body vibration (WBV) has emerged as an exercise option that may be more tolerable than traditional types of exercise, such as treadmill walking/running or cycling. Like most exercise, WBV can lead to beneficial health effects. The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of whole body vibration training on blood vessel function, muscle health, and gut health.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Inclusion Criteria: Men and women (> 18 yrs old) All races Exclusion Criteria: Clinical diagnosis of hepatic, cardiovascular, or renal disease Diabetic complications (i.e. macrovascular, microvascular, or autonomic) Pregnancy Direct vasoactive medications (i.e. nitrates) Unable to stand for at least 20 minutes (for whole body vibration training) For DEXA only: Radiographic studies within 24 hours that use contrast media

Contact Information

    Reva Crandall

    (706) 721-5483