Title : Glucose-stimulated insulin response in pregnant sheep following acute suppression of plasma non-esterified fatty acid concentrations.

Pub. Date : 2004 Sep 7

PMID : 15352999






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1 CONCLUSIONS: Results suggest that despite an acute suppression of circulating NEFA concentrations during pregnancy, the associated steroids and hormones of pregnancy and possibly NEFA metabolism, may act to maintain a reduced insulin output, thereby sparing glucose for non-insulin dependent placental uptake and ultimately, fetal requirements. Fatty Acids, Nonesterified LOC105613195 Ovis aries