Adipokines in gestational diabetes.

  title={Adipokines in gestational diabetes.},
  author={Mathias Fasshauer and Matthias Bl{\"u}her and Michael Stumvoll},
  journal={The lancet. Diabetes & endocrinology},
  volume={2 6},
Gestational diabetes is characterised by glucose intolerance with onset or first recognition during pregnancy. The disease shows facets of the metabolic syndrome including obesity, insulin resistance, and dyslipidaemia. Adipokines are a group of proteins secreted from adipocytes, which are dysregulated in obesity and contribute to metabolic and vascular complications. Recent studies have assessed the role of various adipokines including leptin, adiponectin, tumour necrosis factor α (TNF… CONTINUE READING
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