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Old Sat, Mar-18-06, 19:32
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Originally Posted by theBear
Ketone metabolism is not a 'rapid response mechanism'. Full keto-adaptation takes several weeks, and until that has been done, a slowly reducing level of ketones will spill into the urine. Once adapted, the ketones are barely present in the urine, having been used by the body (in place of glucose). (Resist the Monkey's meddlesome nature and accept that you need to learn new things all your life.)

Bear, I understand that--you've explained it before. That's not my question. I'm sorry, I'm not trying to be difficult, but here it has to make logical sense. I'm willing to accept your information, but if 2+2 doesn't equal 4 then I have to know why.

The question: Why do ketones not appear in my urine WHEN I EAT GLUCOSE? I am still burning fat which produces ketones. And they should be there, especially since there would be no keto-adaptation because there's plenty of glucose.
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