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  • noun The formation of ketone bodies, as occurs in diabetes mellitus.

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  • noun physiology, biochemistry The metabolic breakdown of fatty acids to produce ketone bodies.


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  • Control of lipolysis is more easily maintained with ketogenesis and insulin.

    More thoughts on why low-carb the second time around | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D. 2009

  • Medium chain fatty acids/triglyserides might help because they are water soluble and increase directly liver ketogenesis and fatty acid oxidation.

    More thoughts on why low-carb the second time around | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D. 2009

  • Calories would also be absorbed, but would get burned off more easily during ketogenesis.

    Fast way to better health | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D. 2006

  • The Friedman-Stricker article discusses a particular event in the liver that could trigger the hunger signal: a shift away from "oxidative metabolism" (the Krebs cycle for making energy out of anything) to direct production of glucose and ketone bodies (gluconeogenesis and ketogenesis - remember these from "diabetes is like starvation" above?).

    Sun Bloggers 2009

  • Glucagon (pancreas) - promotes hyperglycemia by stimulating hepatic glycogenolysis and gluconeogenesis - promotes lypolysis and ketogenesis 6.

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  • Slide 25: DIABETES CARE, VOLUME 28, NUMBER 9, SEPTEMBER 2005 2305 In diabetics -- Hypoglycemia Glucagon secretion failure in response to hypoglycemia Defective epinephrine secretion type 1 diabetes due to autonomic neuropathy leading to Hypoglysemia Hyperglycemia Severe insulin deficiency, can lead to excessive glycogenolysis & increased gluconeogenesis and ketogenesis, leading to hyperglycemia and Trends in blood glucose ketoacidosis during fasting

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows 2008

  • (ketogenesis) for use in the periphery of the body, since those parts need insulin to make use of the glucose and there isn't any to be had.

    Sun Bloggers 2009


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