publication . Article . 2018

Comparison of serum apelin levels and maximal oxygen consumption in active and inactive obese men

Salar Abasi; Mahmoud Nikseresht;
Open Access Persian
  • Published: 01 Oct 2018 Journal: Fiyz̤ (issn: 1029-7855, eissn: 2008-9821, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Kashan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services
Backgrounds: Apelin is an adipokine that may play a significant role in regulating energy metabolism. Obesity and physical activity are factors that affect the concentration of apelin, but it is not known which one is more prominent. Thus, the aim of this study was to compare the serum levels of apelin-13 and the maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) in men who are inactive normal-weight, active and inactive obese. Materials and Methods: Forty-five healthy men (age range, 34-46 years) were assigned to one of the following groups. 1) active-obese: body mass index (BMI)=28-33.9 kg/m2, 3-5 score in the physical activity rate questionnaire (PAR-Q) and n=16; 2) inactiv...
free text keywords: Apelin-13 peptide, Body mass index, VO2max, Physical fitness, Medicine (General), R5-920
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