Interaction between free fatty acids and glucose metabolism.

@article{Boden2002InteractionBF,
  title={Interaction between free fatty acids and glucose metabolism.},
  author={Guenther Boden},
  journal={Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care},
  year={2002},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={
          545-9
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The prevalence of obesity and of type 2 diabetes mellitus are increasing at an accelerating rate in the USA and other industrialized countries. Free fatty acids (FFAs) have emerged as a major link between obesity and insulin resistance/type 2 diabetes mellitus. A review of the interaction between FFAs and glucose metabolism is therefore timely and relevant. RECENT FINDINGS Acute and chronic elevations in plasma FFAs produce peripheral (muscle) and hepatic insulin resistance… CONTINUE READING
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