The ketone bodies are products of poor carbohydrate metabolism, and they accumulate in the body tissue and fluids, especially the urine. Note that β-hydroxybutyrate is not chemically a ketone; however, it is considered to be physiologically equivalent to one because it and acetoacetate are readily interconverted in the body.
A ketogenic diet is a diet that promotes the formation of ketone bodies (called ketogenesis) in the tissues. It is one in which the principal energy sources is fat rather than carbohydrate.
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