Effect of Whole-body Vibration With or Without Localized Radiofrequency on Body Composition of Obese Female Subjects
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The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of whole-body vibration in the presence or absence of localized radiofrequency on body composition in obese female subjects. Moreover, balance and strength tests will be performed. The study hypothesis is that whole-body vibration induces positive changes in body composition i.e., reduction of fat mass and increase of lean mass with associated increase in performance. The possible additive role of radiofrequency will also be assessed.
Condition or disease
Device: vibrating platform (Bioplate RF)
recruitment of female obese subjects
baseline assessment (body composition with DXA, blood tests, balance and strength tests)
3-mo whole body vibration training (2 sessions a week, 30 min per session) with or without local delivery of radiofrequency (two randomly selected groups)
final assessment (body composition with DXA, blood tests, balance and strength tests)
Evidence of changes in body composition (three-compartment model as assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) after two months of whole-body vibration with or without application of localized radiofrequency
Secondary Outcome Measures :
muscular strength [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
evidence of changes in lower limbs muscular strength following 2 months of whole-body vibration
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