Role of the liver in the control of carbohydrate and lipid homeostasis.

@article{Postic2004RoleOT,
  title={Role of the liver in the control of carbohydrate and lipid homeostasis.},
  author={Catherine Postic and Renaud Dentin and J Girard},
  journal={Diabetes & metabolism},
  year={2004},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={398-408}
}
The liver plays a unique role in controlling carbohydrate metabolism by maintaining glucose concentrations in a normal range over both short and long periods of times. In type 2 diabetes, alterations in hepatic glucose metabolism are observed, i.e. increased post-absorptive glucose production and impaired suppression of glucose production together with diminished glucose uptake following carbohydrate ingestion. The simultaneous overproduction of glucose and fatty acids in liver further… CONTINUE READING