More research is mounting as to how vibration therapy builds bone (read this recent blog on the subject). The New York Times reports that “Dr. Rubin, director of the Center for Biotechnology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is reporting that in mice, a simple treatment that does not involve drugs appears to be directing cells to turn into bone instead of fat.”
Dr. Rubin rerported not only an increase in bone density, as has been seen in other studies in humans, but a 27% reduction in fat! He believes that stem cells in bone marrow are being guided to become bone cells rather than fat cells. Prior studies in people have shown increases in strength and in lean muscle mass (as well as bone density), but to my knowledge this is the first study that actually looked at the amount of body fat.
Click here to read the report in The New York Times. I have a vibrating plate in my office and have seen patients achieve profound results. You can buy a relatively affordable home unit at www.soloflex.com. Check it out!