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Ketogenesis pathway. The three ketone bodies (acetoacetate, acetone, and beta-hydroxybutyrate) are marked as orange boxes

Ketogenesis is a process when fats and ketogenic amino acids are changed into ketones. It serves as a energy supplier in cases of ketosis.[1] Somes cells cannot metabolize ketones or metabolize it very well, so glucose is either released or made from the liver.[2]

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