Vibration platforms do not prevent bone loss in women

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports that according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, “whole-body vibration machines … fall short in one area: a study of post-menopausal women who used the plates daily for a year showed no improvement in bone density.”

Researchers studied “202 healthy post-menopausal women who had low bone mass but not full-on osteoporosis that required medication.”

After a year, they found “no improvement in bone density” for women who used the vibration platforms, “and the study participants experienced bone loss at about the same rate as those in the control group.”

Reuters also covered the story.

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