Table 2. Correlation between absolute changes in circulating plasma irisin during an acute bout of resistance and aerobic exercise and changes in cardiometabolic risk factors following 6 weeks of resistance training
VariablesResistance trainingAerobic training
∆ Irisin% ∆ Irisin∆ Irisin%∆ Irisin
∆Total cholesterol0.16 (0.636)0.17 (0.628)‐0.25 (0.467)‐0.26 (0.426)
∆Triglycerides−0.05 (0.883)0.01 (0.982)0.16 (0.638)0.27 (0.430)
∆HDL‐cholesterol0.54 (0.084)0.50 (0.114)−0.47 (0.146)−0.46 (0.15)
∆Systolic BP−0.05 (0.877)−0.10 (0.761)0.43 (0.191)0.21 (0.530)
∆Diastolic BP0.32 (0.343)0.34 (0.303)0.77 (0.006)0.62 (0.042)
∆OGTT glucose (time 0 min)0.19 (0.578)0.20 (0.55)−0.21 (0.539)−0.28 (0.413)
∆OGTT glucose (time 120 min)0.12 (0.726)0.06 (0.866)−0.06 (0.89)−0.19 (0.584)
∆OGTT insulin (time 0 min)0.23 (0.502)0.22 (0.519)−0.59 (0.055)−0.53 (0.091)
∆OGTT insulin (time 120 min)0.03 (0.945)−0.04 (0.907)−0.65 (0.042)−0.74 (0.012)
∆Matsuda index−0.41 (0.214)−0.42 (0.199)
∆VO2peak0.65 (0.049)0.63 (0.037)0.52 (0.104)0.51 (0.109)
  • Data are presented as r (P‐value). BP, blood pressure, HDL, high‐density lipoproteins, OGTT, oral glucose tolerance tests.