Sex-Specific Associations of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Cardiorespiratory Fitness in the General Population

The brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) was initially considered to be neuron-specific. Meanwhile, this neurotrophin is peripherally also secreted by skeletal muscle cells and increases due to exercise. Whether BDNF is related to cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is currently unclear. We analyzed...

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Main Authors: Marie-Lena Schmalhofer, Marcello R.P. Markus, Jan C. Gras, Juliane Kopp, Deborah Janowitz, Hans-Jörgen Grabe, Stefan Groß, Ralf Ewert, Sven Gläser, Diana Albrecht, Ina Eiffler, Henry Völzke, Nele Friedrich, Matthias Nauck, Antje Steveling, Stephanie Könemann, Kristin Wenzel, Stephan B. Felix, Marcus Dörr, Martin Bahls
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Published: MDPI AG 2019-10-01
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