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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000080155
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0189254

Irisin, physical activity and fitness status in healthy humans: No association under resting conditions in a cross-sectional study

Biniaminov, Nathalie; Bandt, Susanne; Roth, Alexander; Haertel, Sascha; Neumann, Rainer; Bub, Achim

Regular physical activity and physical fitness are closely related to a positive health status in humans. In this context, the muscle becomes more important due to its function as an endocrine organ. Muscle tissue secretes “myokines” in response to physical activity and it is speculated that these myokines are involved in physical activity induced positive health effects. Recently, the newly discovered myokine Irisin thought to be secreted by the muscle in response to physical activity and might be related to the health inducing effect by inducing browning of white adipose tissue. Speculating that myokines at least partly mediate exercise related health effects one would assume that regular physical activity and physical fitness are associated with resting Irisin concentrations in healthy humans. To investigate the association between resting Irisin concentration and either short-term physical activity, habitual physical activity, or physical fitness, data of 300 healthy participants from the cross-sectional KarMeN-study were analyzed. By applying different activity measurements we determined short-term and habitual physical activit ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1932-6203
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-801553
KITopen ID: 1000080155
Erschienen in PLoS one
Band 13
Heft 1
Seiten e0189254
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