African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
Vol. 14, No. 4S, 2017, pp. 52-58
Bioline Code: tc17148
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 14, No. 4S, 2017, pp. 52-58
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EFFECT OF MECHANICAL VIBRATION GENERATED IN OSCILLATING/VIBRATORY PLATFORM ON THE CONCENTRATION OF PLASMA BIOMARKERS AND ON THE WEIGHT IN RATS.|
Frederico, Éric Heleno Freire Ferreira; Sá-Caputo, Danúbia da Cunha de; Moreira- Marconi, Eloá; Guimarães, Carlos Alberto Sampaio; Cardoso, André Luiz Bandeira Dionísio; Dionello, Carla da Fontoura; Morel, Danielle Soares; Sousa-Gonçalves, Cintia Renata; Paineiras-Domingos, Laisa Liana; Cavalcanti, Rebeca Graça Costa; Asad, Nasser Ribeiro__PS; __Marin, Pedro Jesus__PS & __Bernardo-Filho, Mario
Background: Whole body vibration (WBV) exercise has been used in health sciences. Authors have reported that
changes on the concentration of plasma biomarkers could be associated with the WBV effects. The aim of this
investigation is to assess the consequences of exposition of 25 Hz mechanical vibration generated in
oscillating/vibratory platform (OVP) on the concentration of some plasma biomarkers and on the weight of rats.
Materials and Methods: Wistar rats were divided into two groups. The animals of the Experimental Group (EG) were
submitted to vibration (25 Hz) generated in an OVP with four bouts of 30 seconds with rest time of 60 seconds between
the bouts. This procedure was performed daily for 12 days. The animals of the control group (CG) were not exposed to
Results: Our findings show that the WBV exercise at 25 Hz was not capable to alter significantly (p<0.05) the weight
of the rats. A significant alteration in the concentrations of amylase was found.
Conclusion: Our results indicate a modulation of the WBV exercise with vibration of 25 Hz of frequency (i) in the
pathways related to the weight and (ii) in the concentration of some biomarkers, such as amylase.
plasma biomarkers; mechanical vibration; weight; whole body vibration.
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