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: [IP] Protein and blood glucose

From: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] Protein and blood glucose

Dawn, MS, RD, LD,
How do you explain gluconeogenesis?  Isn't that the process by which the body
utilizes the amino acids (from the protein), incorporates those into pyruvate
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 fat
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.
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any food source produces energy which is glucose based, glycerol is
incoporated into the mtabolic chain without becoming glucose. cluconeogenesis
is a simple process of deamination where the amino group is removed from amino
acids. the nitrogen, an expensive building block for the body is thrown away,
gluconeogenesis is costly and wasteful. it uses up lots of energy and
literally pisses away nitrogen and anino acids.it is one of the drivers of
increasing blood sugars at rest from not eating.  spot no letters
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