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  • n. Plural form of ketone.


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  • That process creates chemical byproducts called ketones; one of those, acetone, has a distinct fruity smell that sometimes becomes detectable on the breath.

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  • When these protein molecules are broken down, they release particles called ketones and ammonia.

    Dr. Harold Katz: The Latest Hollywood Diet May Cause Bad Breath

  • In place of glucose, the liver uses fat molecules to make acetoacetate and hydroxybutyrate, two compounds known as ketones.


  • And MCT converts easily to ketones, which is a good thing since ketones are a great fuel.

    Metabolism and ketosis | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Though the lucky bite-free might have a higher ratio of "sweet-smelling sweat" in compounds called ketones that can mask the scent of attractive chemicals to mosquitoes, don't fret if you're one of the bitten. - Home Page

  • That is interesting that the ketones are a test to see if people have reduced their carbs enough - I guess because if they have ketones that means they are losing weight because they are burning fat, right?

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  • Diabetic Ketoacidoses - An increase in acids called ketones in your blood caused by your body down fat.

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  • When this happens, fat is used instead, thus causing byproducts of fat breakdown, called ketones, to build up in the body.

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  • During the process of converting fat to energy, the body produces an abundance of substances called ketones, which are believed to suppress appetite.

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  • Last March, an 11-year-old Wisconsin girl, Kara Neumann, died from diabetic ketoacidosis (a serious complication of diabetes that results when glucose is unavailable to the body as a fuel source, fat is used instead, and toxic byproducts of fat breakdown, called ketones, build up).

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