Northbrook, IL (PRWEB) May 15, 2015
Each May, when Osteoporosis Awareness Month rolls around, the starting statistics are widely reported. An estimated 28 million people in the United States, alone, are affected by this too often undiagnosed “silent” disease which leads to as many deaths annually, through fragility bone fractures, as breast cancer. This year, Osteoporosis Awareness Month comes on the heels of the first large-scale research study to document significant success in reversing bone loss, without drugs – a revelation that is attracting the attention of scientists, medical professionals and health advocacy groups worldwide.
The study, conducted by University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point researchers and presented at the World Congress on Osteoporosis in Milan, involved 2,380 test subjects at facilities around the world using a breakthrough osteogenic loading system called bioDensityTM. Over the course of one year using bioDensity once a week, the adult men and women in the study were able to comfortably load an average of more than nine times their body weight on their lower extremities, and three times their body weight on their spines – force production levels that correlated to an average 7.1 percent increase in hip bone density, and 7.7 percent increase in spinal bone density, among a subset of subjects undergoing DXA scans.
Based on the well-accepted scientific principles of Wolff’s law, osteogenic loading at multiples of body weight has long been recognized as the most effective means of building bone mass. But only with the invention of bioDensity have biomedical engineers discovered how to generate high enough levels of loading stimulus to accomplish significant bone growth, with minimal risk of injury.
The patented bioDensity system places users in natural impact-absorption positions to safely load multiples of their body weight for short periods of time. Resultantly, and in accordance with the historical clinical literature, the intense compressive forces distort bone mass causing mineral absorbing cells, known as osteoblasts, to reinforce the structure of the bone, making it stronger and less porous. The recommended bioDensity protocol is one session a week, consisting of four brief load exposures, one for arms, legs, core, and spinal/neck loading. Force loaded with the bioDensity system is self-imposed, meaning users control the amount of load applied based on comfort, practically eliminating the risk of injury.
For additional information and substantiating science on bioDensity as a safe, effective, comfortable and convenient approach to increasing bone density, visit biodensity.com. The site also includes a list of wellness centers, medical groups and doctors’ offices around the world where the bioDensity system can be found.
bioDensity is owned, manufactured and distributed by Northbrook, Ill.-based Performance Health Systems LLC, a global company specializing in the delivery of advanced technology solutions through its health and wellness equipment. In addition to bioDensity, Performance Health Systems is the parent company of Power Plate®, the world’s leading brand of whole-body vibration exercise equipment, for both home and professional use.