Factors associated with circulating concentrations of irisin in the general population cohort of the ABCD study

Sonya Vasto, Carla Giordano, Maria Fatima Massenti, Silvio Buscemi, Sonya Vasto, Domenico Nuzzo, Giuseppe Lucisano, Davide Corleo, Domenico Nuzzo

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Animal studies have shown that irisin is a myokine secreted following physical exercise, and that it induces the remodeling of white adipose tissue toward brown adipose tissue. Therefore, a protective role of irisin against obesity, diabetes, and other metabolic and cardiovascular conditions has been hypothesized. However, data in humans are contradictory and few data are available concerning the general population.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398-404
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Obesity
Publication statusPublished - 2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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