Maternal insulin resistance changes pancreas development, increases risk of metabolic disorders in offspring

2 diciembre 2014

Changes to a mother’s metabolism can lead to increased risk of insulin resistance, obesity and other problems in offspring. «Since insulin resistance alters the metabolic status in the affected individuals, its presence in women during pregnancy has the potential to be detrimental to growth and metabolism in the offspring. Thus, insulin resistance directly impacts pregnant women and also their offspring,» researchers note.