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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52-58

Does whole-body vibration and exercise training improve bone mineral density in postmenopausal women? A mini review

Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Roma Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy

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Dr. Chidiebere Emmanuel Okechukwu
Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njecp.njecp_36_19

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Whole-body vibration (WBV) training has been projected as a feasible tactic for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, and possible therapy for improving bone mass and strength in postmenopausal women. Moreover, regular exercise training could improve bone mineral density (BMD) and bone formation in postmenopausal women. The aim of this review was to evaluate the effectiveness of WBV and exercise training in improving BMD in postmenopausal women, based on the findings from systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Relevant systematic reviews and meta-analyses that reported on the effects of WBV and exercise training on BMD in postmenopausal women from 1998 to 2019 were evaluated. PubMed database was utilized. The MeSH system was used to extract the relevant research studies from PubMed. Based on the findings from the systematic reviews and meta-analyses, WBV training and supervised exercise regimen consisting of aerobic and resistance training improved BMD among postmenopausal women, respectively.

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