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Cholesterol pp 24-28 | Cite as

Diabetic States and CVD

  • Jens Møller

Abstract

Insights gained from a study of the role of anaerobic metabolism in CVD are applicable to other disorders, among them diabetic states. Patients with insulin-dependent, juvenile-onset diabetes can oxidize ketone bodies, built up from acetic acid units. This is an attempt to provide an alternative, noncarbohydrate energy source. If ketone-body production exceeds the rate at which dissimilation can be carried out by the tissues, then ketone bodies accumulate in the blood (ketosis).

Keywords

Diabetic State Ketone Body Anaerobic Metabolism Coronary Heart Disease Patient Testosterone Therapy 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Møller
    • 1
  1. 1.Copenhagen KDenmark

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