Obesity, insulin resistance, and pregnancy outcome.

  title={Obesity, insulin resistance, and pregnancy outcome.},
  author={Patrick Michael Catalano},
  volume={140 3},
There has been a significant increase over the past few decades in the number of reproductive age women who are either overweight or obese. Overweight and obese women are at increased risk for having decreased insulin sensitivity as compared with lean or average weight women. The combination of obesity and decreased insulin sensitivity increases the long-term risk of these individuals developing the metabolic syndrome and associated problems of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and… CONTINUE READING
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