Comparison of irisin and bdnf levels of soccer players and sedentary players

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Irisin, BDNF, sedantary, football player


Myokines are structures that have positive effects on metabolic processes. Irisin transforms the white adipose tissue into brown adipose tissue, providing energy expenditure and thus regulating glucose homeostasis. BDNF is a hormone that has positive structural effects on the central nervous system. In this regard, it is essential to investigate the effect of doing sports on myokines. For this reason, this study aims to compare the serum irisin and BDNF levels of football and sedentary players. Twenty-five sedentary football players, who have played football for at least five years active, participated in the study. Independent t-test was used to compare sedentary and football players. As a result of the analysis, it was determined that the serum BDNF and irisin levels of the football players were higher than the sedentary ones. The possible effects of exercise can explain the emergence of this difference. Sedentary individuals can be recommended to participate in sports activities to increase their quality of life.


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Kucuk, H., & Ceylan, T. (2022). Comparison of irisin and bdnf levels of soccer players and sedentary players. Journal of ROL Sport Sciences, 3(3), 72–77.