Katharina Krzyzanowska

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BACKGROUND Morbid obesity is associated with insulin resistance (IR), type 2 diabetes, lipid abnormalities, and hypertension. The association of obesity with increased androgen production and low concentrations of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) in women has been demonstrated as well as a strong association of androgens with markers of inflammation such(More)
Pregnancy is characterised by temporarily increased insulin resistance. Gestational diabetes occurs when pancreatic beta cell function is unable to compensate for this insulin resistance. Retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) could be related to insulin resistance. We hypothesised that RBP4 is elevated in gestational diabetes. Serum RBP4, transthyretin and(More)
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