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Where does glucose come from on ketosis?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 08, 2011 at 3:57 PM

When fully adapted to ketosis, where does blood glucose come from? protein? What if you eat fat only, where would it come from then?

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As Jeff's answer, fats can be converted to glucose. However, if you eat only fat for more than a relatively short period of time, you're gonna starve. Protein in some quantity is necessary.

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Fats have a glycerol backbone that can be turned into glucose, and some proteins can be turned into glucose via gluconeogenesis.

Some amino acids convert to glucose or ketones, and others convert only to glucose or only to ketones.

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