Evaluating the Effect of Irisin on Obesity-Concerning Physical Activity

Onur Oral (Faculty of Sports Sciences, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey)
Pınar Tatlibal (Necat Hepkon Faculty of Sports Sciences, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey)
Evangelia Stavropoulou (Research in Information and Communication, University of Lorraine, France)

Article ID: 4955

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jer.v4i2.4955


Background: The study aims to investigate and evaluate the impactof irisin on physical activity and obesity. Materials and Methods: Inthe search for scientific literature related to this review the US NationalLibrary of Medicine (PubMed) used MEDLINE and SportDiscus dataand the terms “irisin”, “physical activity”, and “obesity”, were used. Therelevant literature has also taken its source from the research of relevantarticles from reference lists derived from data studies. Results: Irisin, anemerging myokine in the scientific community, has received high attentionas a potential contributor to obesity. This hormone is also associated withphysical activity. Conclusions: Irisin was recently identified as a myokineknown to respond to physical activity. Adequate recognition of thishormone may play an active role in the prevention and treatment of obesity.


Physical activity; Irisin; obesity

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