Brain-derived neurotrophic factor and substrate utilization following acute aerobic exercise in obese individuals.


Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) serves as a vital regulator of neuronal proliferation and survival, and has been shown to regulate energy homeostasis, glucose metabolism and body weight maintenance. Elevated concentrations of plasma BDNF have been associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Acute aerobic exercise transiently increases… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/jne.12275