Arterial stiffness acutely decreases after whole-body vibration in humans.

@article{Otsuki2008ArterialSA,
  title={Arterial stiffness acutely decreases after whole-body vibration in humans.},
  author={Takeshi Otsuki and Yoshikazu Takanami and Wataru Aoi and Yasuaki Kawai and Haruo Ichikawa and Toshikazu Yoshikawa},
  journal={Acta physiologica},
  year={2008},
  volume={194 3},
  pages={189-94}
}
BACKGROUND Increased arterial stiffness is a well-established cardiovascular risk factor. Mechanical stimuli to artery, such as compression, elicit vasodilation and acutely decrease arterial stiffness. As whole-body vibration (WBV)-induced oscillation is propagated at least to lumbar spine, WBV mechanically stimulates abdominal and leg arteries and may decrease arterial stiffness. WBV is feasible in vulnerable and immobilized humans. Therefore, it is worthwhile to explore the possibility of WBV… CONTINUE READING

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