Bachmann KN, Deger SM, Alsouqi A, Huang S, Xu M, Ferguson JF, Su YR, Niswender KD, Ikizler TA, Wang TJ. Acute effects of insulin on circulating natriuretic peptide levels in humans. PloS one. 13(13). e0196869. PMID: 29758041 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5951576
The natriuretic peptide hormones play an important role in salt and blood pressure regulation. In observational studies, obesity and insulin resistance have been consistently associated with lower concentrations of natriuretic peptides. It has been proposed that insulin influences natriuretic peptide production.