Aug 8, 2019
Maybe those Hell’s Angels streaking down the road on their “hogs” aren’t guilty of unhealthy activity after all. A new study from the Medical College of Georgia and Ohio State University shows that body vibration leads to more, beneficial anti-inflammatory macrophages in the gastrointestinal system leading to a healthier bacterial content. We know that a healthier GI microbiome helps your immune system, your general metabolism, and your brain function.
The researchers, using a mouse model, are the first to report that whole body vibration has such beneficial effects. Previous studies have shown that such jiggling will improve glucose metabolism, liver lipid profiles, and type 2 diabetes.
The take home point: that annoying vibration you feel when bike riding on coarse pavement or, yes, riding that souped up Harley, may just help your system compensate for the metabolic effects of that cheeseburger-deluxe with Budweiser. For at-home whole body vibration, you can purchase a vibration plate from Amazon for $130-250.
Jack C. Yu, Vanessa L. Hale, Hesam Khodadadi and Babak Baban. Whole Body Vibration-Induced Omental Macrophage Polarization and Fecal Microbiome Modification in a Murine Model. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20(13), 3125; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20133125
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