Self-tutoring about health: the tutor looks into ketosis.
a state of metabolism in which ketones are being consumed for fuel. It results from low availability of glucose due to low carbohydrate intake.
During ketosis, the body releases fat stores into the bloodstream. In the liver, the fat is transformed into ketones that cells can use for energy.
Ketosis is a natural process that normally does not pose risk to a healthy person. However, to people with health conditions – diabetes, for instance – ketosis may pose serious risk.
Source:Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.