Physiological effects of bioceramic material: harvard step, resting metabolic rate and treadmill running assessments.

Ting-Kai Leung, Chia Hua Kuo, Chi-Ming Lee, Nai Wen Kan, Chien Wen Hou

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Previous biomolecular and animal studies have shown that a room-temperature far-infrared-rayemitting ceramic material (bioceramic) demonstrates physical-biological effects, including the normalization of psychologically induced stress-conditioned elevated heart rate in animals. In this clinical study, the Harvard step test, the resting metabolic rate (RMR) assessment and the treadmill running test were conducted to evaluate possible physiological effects of the bioceramic material in human patients. The analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) during the Harvard step test indicated that the bioceramic material significantly increased the high-frequency (HF) power spectrum. In addition, the results of RMR analysis suggest that the bioceramic material reduced oxygen consumption (VO2). Our results demonstrate that the bioceramic material has the tendency to stimulate parasympathetic responses, which may reduce resting energy expenditure and improve cardiorespiratory recovery following exercise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-340
Number of pages7
JournalChinese Journal of Physiology
Volume56
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Physiological effects of bioceramic material : harvard step, resting metabolic rate and treadmill running assessments. / Leung, Ting-Kai; Kuo, Chia Hua; Lee, Chi-Ming; Kan, Nai Wen; Hou, Chien Wen.

In: Chinese Journal of Physiology, Vol. 56, No. 6, 2013, p. 334-340.

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Leung, Ting-Kai ; Kuo, Chia Hua ; Lee, Chi-Ming ; Kan, Nai Wen ; Hou, Chien Wen. / Physiological effects of bioceramic material : harvard step, resting metabolic rate and treadmill running assessments. In: Chinese Journal of Physiology. 2013 ; Vol. 56, No. 6. pp. 334-340.
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