Disturbances in lipid metabolism in diabetic pregnancy - Are these the cause of the problem?

@article{Herrera2010DisturbancesIL,
  title={Disturbances in lipid metabolism in diabetic pregnancy - Are these the cause of the problem?},
  author={Emilio Herrera and Henar Ortega-Senovilla},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={515-25}
}
The most common neonatal complication of gestational diabetes (GDM) is macrosomia. During early pregnancy an accumulation of maternal fat depots occurs followed by increased adipose tissue lipolysis and subsequent hyperlipidaemia, which mainly corresponds to increased triglycerides (TG) in all circulating lipoproteins. In GDM women, the enhanced insulin resistance and decreased oestrogens are responsible for the reported wide range of dyslipidaemic conditions. In GDM, decreased proportion of… CONTINUE READING