|Title||Whole-body vibration slows the acquisition of fat in mature female rats: a response to BA Christiansen|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Maddalozzo, GF, Pavol, M, Philbrick, KA, Widrick, JJ, Iwaniec, UT, Rosen, CJ, Turner, RT|
|Journal||International Journal of Obesity|
|Pagination||382 - 383|
We thank Dr BA Christiansen for his interest and commentary regarding our article that investigated the long-duration effects of whole-body vibration on body composition in adult rats.1 In his letter, Christiansen expresses concern regarding our methodology and suggests a mechanism to explain the results. Specifically, Christiansen argues that: (1) the accelerations imparted to the rats by vibration were excessive and (2) the observed changes were due to pathological stress. We address each of these topics in turn.