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Irisin and IR

'Exercise hormone' irisin protects lung tissue

By John Fox
Staff Writer

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Exercising, it turns out, is good for the lungs in more ways than one. Irisin, a hormone secreted by muscle following exercise, protects the lungs from injury after periods of inadequate blood supply, so preoperative treatment could help improve patient outcomes, according to the findings of a new study by Chinese researchers.

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