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Volume 776 of the series Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology pp 113-120

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Relationship Among Serum Taurine, Serum Adipokines, and Body Composition During 8-Week Human Body Weight Control Program

  • Jeong Soon YouAffiliated withDepartment of Food and Nutrition, Inha University
  • , Ji Yeon ParkAffiliated withDepartment of Food and Nutrition, Inha University
  • , Xu ZhaoAffiliated withDepartment of Food and Nutrition, Inha University
  • , Jin Seok JeongAffiliated withResearch Laboratories of Dong-A Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd
  • , Mi Ja ChoiAffiliated withDepartment of Food and Nutrition, Keiomyung University
  • , Kyung Ja ChangAffiliated withDepartment of Food and Nutrition, Inha University Email author 

Abstract

Human adipose tissue is not only a storage organ but also an active endocrine organ to release adipokines. This study was conducted to investigate the relationship among serum taurine and adipokine levels, and body composition during 8-week human body weight control program in obese female college students. The program consisted of diet therapy, exercise, and behavior modification. After the program, body weight, body fat mass, percent body fat, and body mass index (BMI) were significantly decreased. Serum triglyceride (TG), total cholesterol (TC), and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels were significantly decreased. Also serum adiponectin level was significantly increased and serum leptin level was significantly decreased. There were no differences in serum taurine and homocysteine levels. The change of serum adiponectin level was positively correlated with change of body fat mass and percent body fat. These results may suggest that body fat loss by human body weight control program is associated with an increase in serum adiponectin in obese female college students. Therefore, further study such as taurine intervention study is needed to know more exact correlation between dietary taurine intake and serum adipokines or body composition.