Taurine 8 pp 113-120 | Cite as

Relationship Among Serum Taurine, Serum Adipokines, and Body Composition During 8-Week Human Body Weight Control Program

  • Jeong Soon You
  • Ji Yeon Park
  • Xu Zhao
  • Jin Seok Jeong
  • Mi Ja Choi
  • Kyung Ja ChangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 776)


Human adipose tissue is not only a storage organ but also an active endocrine organ to release adipokines. This study was conducted to investigate the relationship among serum taurine and adipokine levels, and body composition during 8-week human body weight control program in obese female college students. The program consisted of diet therapy, exercise, and behavior modification. After the program, body weight, body fat mass, percent body fat, and body mass index (BMI) were significantly decreased. Serum triglyceride (TG), total cholesterol (TC), and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels were significantly decreased. Also serum adiponectin level was significantly increased and serum leptin level was significantly decreased. There were no differences in serum taurine and homocysteine levels. The change of serum adiponectin level was positively correlated with change of body fat mass and percent body fat. These results may suggest that body fat loss by human body weight control program is associated with an increase in serum adiponectin in obese female college students. Therefore, further study such as taurine intervention study is needed to know more exact correlation between dietary taurine intake and serum adipokines or body composition.


Body Composition Homocysteine Level Serum Adiponectin Serum Lipid Profile Serum Adiponectin Level 
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Body mass index




Total cholesterol


Low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol


High-density lipoprotein-cholesterol


High-performance liquid chromatography


Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay


Radio immune assay



This study was supported by a grant from Dong-A Pharmaceutical Co.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeong Soon You
    • 1
  • Ji Yeon Park
    • 1
  • Xu Zhao
    • 1
  • Jin Seok Jeong
    • 2
  • Mi Ja Choi
    • 3
  • Kyung Ja Chang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Food and NutritionInha UniversityIncheonSouth Korea
  2. 2.Research Laboratories of Dong-A Pharmaceutical Co. LtdYoungin Gyeonggi-doSouth Korea
  3. 3.Department of Food and NutritionKeiomyung UniversityDaeguSouth Korea

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