All you need to know about Ketoacidosis and more....


Ketoacidosis is a dangerous condition that is characterized by the acidification of the blood and an acetone odor on the breath. The condition occus when levels of oxaloacetic acid for the citric acid cycle ae low. This leads to a buildup of acetyl CoA molecules, which the live metabolizes to produce acidic ketone bodies. Since carbohydrates are the main souce of oxaloacetic acid in the body, high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets have been linked to ketoacidosis.