Plagman already is looking at how diet impacts an individual's CCK levels through researching fasting glucose and ketone bodies
They showed that high levels of ketone bodies
, molecules produced by the breakdown of fat, help the intestine to maintain a large pool of adult stem cells, which are crucial for keeping the intestinal lining healthy.
How it works: The ketogenic diet tries to force the body into using a different type of fuel known as ketone bodies
, which are a type of fuel produced by the liver from fat stores.
Insulin levels will drop, production of fat kicks and the liver releases ketone bodies
Plasma NEFA, ammonia (NH3), lactic acid (LA), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), immunoglobulin A (IgA) and ketone bodies
were examined using a reagent kit provided by the manufacturer to run in a Beckman Coulter AU480 automatic biochemistry analysis system (Beckman Coulter, Brea, CA, USA).
'When MCFAs are metabolized [in the human body], ketone bodies
are created in the liver,' wrote Ty Bollinger, a best-selling author, medical researcher and health-freedom advocate.
It is not clear whether or not ketone bodies
themselves are responsible for impacting biomarkers of OS, or if there are other mechanisms of adaptation.
Your body converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies
, which serve as fuel in the absence of glucose.
Already, I knew his diabetes was not under control as the familiar smell of ketone bodies
around him and in his breath was overpowering.
KD causes production of ketone bodies
in the liver, which is its most important feature.
In this metabolic state, most of the body's energy supply comes from ketone bodies
in the blood, rather than glucose.
With ketone bodies
burning fat as the source for the body's energy, the physiologic consequence is a significant weight loss, around five to eight pounds a month, as I've noted in my patients.