Desaturation and elongation of Fatty acids and insulin action.

  title={Desaturation and elongation of Fatty acids and insulin action.},
  author={Bengt O H Vessby and I B Gustafsson and Siv Tengblad and Merike Boberg and A. -S. Andersson},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Insulin resistance is characterized by specific changes of the composition of fatty acids in the serum lipids and in the skeletal muscle membranes. Impaired insulin sensitivity is associated with high proportions of palmitic (16:0) acid and low levels of linoleic (18:2 n-6) acid in serum. In addition, there are apparent changes of the fatty acid desaturase… CONTINUE READING