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Patrick Mooney What causes an abnormal increase in appetite in a pregnancy? In some pregnancies, the mother may acquire gestational diabetes. During the pregnancy, the ovaries will increase its production of progesterone, and the progesterone causes tissues to become resistant to insulin. Most women are able to counteract this by producing more insulin than they normally would during pregnancy, but some can’t, and those women acquire
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Unformatted text preview: gestational diabetes. Due to the resistance to insulin, glucose is unable to enter the body’s cells. Because of that, the body undergoes an energy deficit, causing constant hunger. Resources: http://ezinearticles.com/?What-are-the-Symptoms-of-Gestational-Diabetes?&id=572387 http://journal.diabetes.org/clinicaldiabetes/v16n1J-F98/pg4.htm...
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