Association between Circulating Irisin and C-Reactive Protein Levels: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Eslampour, Elham and Ebrahimzadeh, Farzad and Abbasnezhad, Amir and Zeinali Khosroshahi, Mohammad and Choghakhori, Razieh and Asbaghi, Omid (2019) Association between Circulating Irisin and C-Reactive Protein Levels: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Endocrinol Metab.


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Background: Although previous studies have demonstrated that irisin plays an anti-inflammatory role in the body, conflicting results have been reported regarding the correlation between serum levels of irisin and C-reactive protein (CRP). The present metaanalysis was conducted to further investigate the correlation between irisin and CRP levels. Methods: We systematically searched PubMed, the Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Embase, SCOPUS, and Ovid to retrieve studies assessing the correlation between irisin and CRP levels. Meta-analyses were performed using a random-effects model, and the I2 index was used to evaluate heterogeneity. Results: Of the 428 studies that were initially found, 14 studies with 2,530 participants met the inclusion criteria for the meta-analysis. The pooled effect size was calculated as 0.052 (95% confidence interval, −0.047 to 0.152; P=0.302). Subgroup analyses identified s ignificant, positive, but weak correlations between CRP and irisin levels in cohort studies, studies conducted among healthy participants, studies in which the male-to-female ratio was less than 1, in overweight or obese subjects, and in studies with a sample size of at least 100 participants. Conclusion: The present meta-analysis found no overall significant correlation between irisin and CRP levels, although a significant positive correlation was found in overweight or obese subjects. Well-designed studies are needed to verify the results of the present meta-analysis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: samira sepahvandy
Date Deposited: 12 May 2020 05:21
Last Modified: 12 May 2020 05:21

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