Effects of whole body vibration training on body composition in adolescents with Down syndrome

Alex Gonzalez de Aguero, Angel Matute-Llorente, Alba Gómez-Cabello, José A Casajús, Germán Vicente-Rodríguez

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    Abstract

    The present study aimed to determine the effect of 20 weeks of whole body vibration (WBV) on the body composition of adolescents with Down syndrome (DS). Thirty adolescent with DS were divided into two groups: control and WBV. Whole body, upper and lower limbs body fat and lean body mass were measured with dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) before and after 20 weeks of WBV training. Repeated measures of ANOVA adjusting by height, weight and Tanner stage were used to analyze possible group by time interactions on body composition. The adjusted percentages of change in body composition were also compared between control and WBV groups. No group by time interactions were found for any variable, but the WBV group showed a higher reduction in body fat at the upper limbs (p
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1426-1433
    Number of pages8
    JournalResearch in Developmental Disabilities
    Volume34
    Issue number5
    Early online date05 Mar 2013
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2013

    Keywords

    • exercise
    • vibration
    • down's syndrome
    • body fat
    • muscle mass

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