Free fatty acids, insulin resistance, and pregnancy.

@article{Sivan2003FreeFA,
  title={Free fatty acids, insulin resistance, and pregnancy.},
  author={E. Sivan and Guenther Boden},
  journal={Current diabetes reports},
  year={2003},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={319-22}
}
Acute elevation of plasma free fatty acid (FFA) levels causes insulin resistance to rise dose dependently in pregnant and nonpregnant women. Plasma FFA levels are commonly elevated during late pregnancy, partly due to rising blood levels of lipolytic placental hormones, and are a likely cause for much of the increase in insulin resistance occurring at that time in all pregnant women. Plasma FFA levels are similar or higher and the insulin resistance is comparable or more severe in women with… CONTINUE READING