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Re: [IP] Protein and blood glucose

Andy, then how do you explain the fact that once your body's metabolism is 
saturated with the energy that it needs from food (primarily carbohydrate) 
that it converts the rest to fat?  Regardless of the source, it gets 
converted to fat---from protein, carbs or dietary fat.

Somehow, I think it is about time to agree to disagree.

In a message dated 6/26/2001 7:29:32 PM Mountain Daylight Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

<< Dawn, MS, RD, LD,
 How do you explain gluconeogenesis?  Isn't that the process by which the 
 utilizes the amino acids (from the protein), incorporates those into 
 and then through the complex biochemical pathway produces - hang on to your 
 hats - glucose.  But wait, there is more!  Lactate (formed by skeletal 
 muscle) also goes through the same process as does glycerol (a product of 
 metabolism).  All three sources (protein, lactate and fats) potentially can 
 produce glucose.  GRANTED - this usually only occurs during periods of 
 intense exercise and metabolic starvation, but it does happen.
 Andy >>
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