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J Phys Ther Sci. 2015 Jan;27(1):31-3. doi: 10.1589/jpts.27.31. Epub 2015 Jan 9.

Effects of high-frequency current therapy on abdominal obesity in young women: a randomized controlled trial.

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1
Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Science, Sunmoon University, Republic of Korea.
2
Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Science, Cheongju University, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

[Purpose] The aim of this study was to determine the effects of high-frequency current therapy on the abdominal obesity levels of young women. [Subjects] Twenty-two women with abdominal obesity were randomly allocated to either an experimental group (n 1 = 10) or a control group (n 2 = 12). [Methods] The experimental group subjects received high-frequency current therapy for the abdominal region 3 times per week for 6 weeks (a total of 18 sessions). Outcome measures were waist circumference, body mass index, and body composition data (abdominal obesity rate, subcutaneous fat mass, and body fat percentage). [Results] Significant main effects of time in the waist circumference, abdominal obesity rate, subcutaneous fat mass, and body fat percentage were found. Significant time-by-group interactions were found for waist circumference, abdominal obesity rate, subcutaneous fat mass, and body fat percentage. [Conclusion] The use of the high-frequency current therapy may be beneficial for reducing the levels of abdominal obesity in young women.

KEYWORDS:

High-frequency current therapy; Obesity; Women

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