The researchers reached the above conclusion by
subjecting obese mice to 15-minute bouts of low-intensity vibration daily. The
mice showed an improvement in their immune system, with respect to their
T-cells and B-cells.
Thus, if the results of the above study are applied
to humans, it may be inferred that obese individuals would benefit from
low-intensity vibration, like that provided by the vibrating belt machines.
Vibrating belt machines, considered an option only
for those who want to lose fat the easy way, could now be considered as a boon
to improve the immunity in obese individuals. Obesity adversely affects the
immune system; the vibrations from a vibrating belt machine provide mechanical
stimuli which can restore the immune system and lead to good health. Thus, even
if the obese are not very successful in reducing weight, the machine could at
least help them to keep healthy.
It is also
important to note that vibrating machine belts are not in any way a substitute
for diet and exercise to control obesity. They could only possibly provide some
health benefits, which have yet to be proved with larger studies.