Obesity, insulin resistance and free fatty acids

@article{Boden2011ObesityIR,
  title={Obesity, insulin resistance and free fatty acids},
  author={G. Boden},
  journal={Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity},
  year={2011},
  volume={18},
  pages={139–143}
}
  • G. Boden
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity
Purpose of reviewTo describe the role of free fatty acid (FFA) as a cause for insulin resistance in obese people. Recent findingsElevated plasma FFA levels can account for a large part of insulin resistance in obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance is clinically important because it is closely associated with several diseases including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and abnormalities in blood coagulation and fibrinolysis. These disorders are all independent risk… Expand
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