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  • © 2017

Hormones, Metabolism and the Benefits of Exercise

  • Assists readers to understand how and why exercise provides metabolic benefits in human health

  • Casts new light on the effect of exercise on the function of liver, muscles and brain

  • Focuses on the cellular and molecular pathways that link exercise, muscle biology, hormones and metabolism

Part of the book series: Research and Perspectives in Endocrine Interactions (RPEI)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Plasma Steroids and Cardiorespiratory Fitness Response to Regular Exercise

    • Zihong He, Tuomo Rankinen, Arthur S. Leon, James S. Skinner, André Tchernof, Claude Bouchard
    Pages 25-42Open Access
  3. Skeletal Muscle microRNAs: Roles in Differentiation, Disease and Exercise

    • Rasmus J. O. Sjögren, Magnus H. L. Lindgren Niss, Anna Krook
    Pages 67-81Open Access
  4. Tryptophan-Kynurenine Metabolites in Exercise and Mental Health

    • Paula Valente-Silva, Jorge Lira Ruas
    Pages 83-91Open Access
  5. The Role of FNDC5/Irisin in the Nervous System and as a Mediator for Beneficial Effects of Exercise on the Brain

    • Mohammad Rashedul Islam, Michael F. Young, Christiane D. Wrann
    Pages 93-102Open Access

About this book

The world is faced with an epidemic of metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. This is due to changes in dietary habits and the decrease in physical activity. Exercise is usually part of the prescription, the first line of defense, to prevent or treat metabolic disorders. However, we are still learning how and why exercise provides metabolic benefits in human health. This open access volume focuses on the cellular and molecular pathways that link exercise, muscle biology, hormones and metabolism. This will include novel “myokines” that might act as new therapeutic agents in the future.

Keywords

  • metabolic diseases
  • obesity
  • type 2 diabetes
  • muscle glycogen
  • skeletal muscle microRNAs
  • Tryptophan-kynurenine metabolites
  • FNDC5/irisin
  • AMPK
  • human brown adipose tissue plasticity
  • Open Access
  • diabetes
  • metabolic disease

Editors and Affiliations

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

    Bruce Spiegelman

About the editor

Bruce Spiegelman is a Professor of Cancer Biology at Harvard Medical School and a Stanley J. Korsmeyer Professor of Cell Biology and Medicine

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)