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However, when carbohydrates are severely restricted, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies to be used as an alternative energy source in a process called ketosis.
Most healthy adults can tolerate a moderate amount of ketosis but sticking to a strict ketogenic diet can lead to complications such as weakness, fatigue, bad breath and a strange body odor.
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Origin and Etymology of ketosis
First Known Use: 1917See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of ketosis
2: a nutritional disease of cattle and sometimes sheep, goats, or swine that is marked by reduction of blood sugar and the presence of ketone bodies in the blood, tissues, milk, and urine and is associated with digestive and nervous disturbances
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