Washington D.C: A recent research was conducted to analyse the diverse effects of different forms of training on the body.
Here's how cardio, strength training affect hormones
A University of Copenhagen study showed that cardio training on an exercise bike causes three times as large an increase in the production of the hormone FGF21 than strength training with weights. FGF21 has a lot of positive effects on metabolism.
"Endurance training on a bicycle has such a marked effect on the metabolic hormone that we know ought to take a closer look at whether this regulation of FGF21 is directly related to the health-improving effects of cardio exercise. FGF21's potential as a drug against diabetes, obesity and similar metabolic disorders is currently being tested, so the fact that we are able to increase the production ourselves through training is interesting," Christoffer Clemmensen elaborated.
The study has been published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight.