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Aerobic Dance Wore with EMS Suit Improves Fatness and Biomarkers of Obese Elderly Women

Version 1 : Received: 13 February 2020 / Approved: 16 February 2020 / Online: 16 February 2020 (14:06:49 CET)

How to cite: Kim, J.; Jee, Y. Aerobic Dance Wore with EMS Suit Improves Fatness and Biomarkers of Obese Elderly Women. Preprints 2020, 2020020219 Kim, J.; Jee, Y. Aerobic Dance Wore with EMS Suit Improves Fatness and Biomarkers of Obese Elderly Women. Preprints 2020, 2020020219

Abstract

Electromyostimulation (EMS) has been shown to improve body composition, but what biomarkers it affects has not been investigated. The purpose of this study was to compare the EMS-effect of aerobic dance on fatness and biomarkers’ levels in obese elderly women. Methods: Twenty-five women with obesity were randomly classified into a control group (CON; n = 12) and EMS group (EMSG; n = 13). EMS suits used in this study enabled the simultaneous activation of eight muscles with selectable intensities. Program sessions of EMS were combined with aerobic dance three times a week for 8 weeks. Although both groups received the same program, CON did not receive electrical stimuli. Results: Compared with CON, a significant effect of the EMS intervention concerning decreased fatness, as well as an increased skeletal muscle mass and basal metabolic rate, were evident. Compared with CON, aerobic dancing with an EMS suit also improved biomarkers in EMSG. Cytokines, including interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor, C-reactive protein, resistin, and carcinoembryonic antigen were significantly changed in EMSG, whereas those of CON did not change from the baseline to the end of the experiment. These results showed significant differences between groups. Similarly, the changes caused by EMS were represented in high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol. Conclusions: The results indicate that a significant effect due to the EMS intervention was found concerning body composition and biomarkers in obese elderly women.

Subject Areas

aerobic dance; electromyostimulation; percent fat; cytokine

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