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Diabetes Nutr Metab. 2004 Oct;17(5):309-12.

Resting metabolic rate incremented by pulsating electrostatic field (PESF) therapy.

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Division of Human Nutrition, Department of Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Fondazione Salus Onlus Trasacco, Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy.


Pulsating electrostatic field (PESF) therapy was investigated to assess the possibility of increasing the resting metabolic rate (RMR) in 14 adult females. The pumping effect of positive calcium and hydrogen ions was obtained by 30 min daily exposure to negative PESF, adjusted individually between 2 and 9 kV. This treatment could result in a buffering effect on blood pH and reduction of the rouleaux formation of erythrocytes, thus ameliorating the oxygen exchange potential and the red cell circulation in the capillary system. After PESF therapy, the average RMR (measured by indirect calorimetry) of 1255 kcal was increased on average by 323 kilocalories, indicating a possible role of PESF in the obesity treatment.

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