ea0020p539 | Growth and Developmental Endocrinology | ECE2009
, Demirci Tuba
Objective: Placental lactogen (PL) produced by the placenta stimulates lipolysis and fatty acid metabolism in the mother. PL is an anti-insulin hormon. It adjusts the metabolic state of the mother during pregnancy to make easy the energy supply of the fetus. It also reduces maternal tissue sensitivity to insulin, leading to gestational diabetes. A moderate hypertriglyceridaemia due to uncontrolled diabetes may be noticeably worsen by the gestation. As a result, acute hypertrig...