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World Journal of Research and Review

( A Unit of Nextgen Research Publication)

Effects of Interferential Current Therapy Using Intermediate Frequency Currents on Obesity

( Volume 5 Issue 5,November 2017 ) OPEN ACCESS

Young-Han Park, Chan-Woo Nam, Youn-Bum Sung, Jung-Ho Lee


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of interferential current therapy combined with abdominal muscle strengthening exercises on the reduction of visceral fat mass and abdominal circumference in obese women. The subjects of this study were obese women(20 subjects). The subjects were randomly assigned to an experimental group (n = 10) that would perform abdominal muscle strengthening exercises after receiving interferential current therapy or to a control group (n = 10) that would only perform abdominal muscle strengthening exercises. Waist circumference was measured in cm using a tape measure with the patient standing upright. The length of visceral fat was measured using a high-resolution B-mode ultrasound machine. The amount of change in waist circumferences and abdominal visceral fat lengths was statistically significantly different between groups, with larger changes observed in the experimental group compared to the control group. These results can be the grounds for not only the effects of interferential current therapy but also the fact that combined therapy with abdominal muscle strengthening exercises is an effective treatment intervention for obesity management.

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