oa South African Medical Journal - The effects of free fatty acid infusion on glucose metabolism in normal and streptozotocin-treated dogs

Volume 49, Issue 40
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



By means of a novel technique for direct intravenous infusion of free fatty acids (FFA) into conscious dogs, it was found that the elevation of FFA levels in normal animals leads to a marked increase in insulin release and to a decrease in plasma glucose concentration.

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