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Irisin: The magic exercise hormone?

Irisin: The magic exercise hormone?

On January 11 an article was published in the NY Times Health blog section titled, “Exercise hormone may fight obesity and diabetes.”  The article reports on a recently published study in the journal Nature, the abstract of which can be found here.

The authors present research linking a hormone secreted during exercise to the conversion of white fat (white adipose tissue, WAT) to brown fat (brown adipose tissue, BAT).  This is interesting from a scientific perspective because ...

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The insulin response (video)

(YouTube link: http://youtu.be/1o31A0Ptc3g)

This video is part of the interview I did for Open Water Source, but most of what I talk about will interest non-swimmers and non-athletes. (See the rest of the videos in this series.)


Open Water Source: In simple terms, can you describe the insulin response?

Peter Attia, MD: Sure. Insulin is a hormone secreted by an organ in our body called the pancreas. It’s the only organ that can secrete this hormone. ...

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