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What Do Ketones Do To Your Kidneys?

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Does High Protein Intake Cause Kidney Failure?

The role of protein in muscle repair and development is evident. Our body metabolizes a large amount of protein throughout a day. Some research claims that excess amount of protein metabolism can affect the kidney function. So far, there is no direct relation to excess protein intake and kidney damage. However, there are few hypothesis that points out the effect of excess protein on kidney function. Important role of Protein Some important role of protein in our body includes Make hormones Repair and heal tissues Produce antibodies and enzymes Fluid and electrolytes balance Foods high in protein includes eggs, chicken, cottage cheese, milk, peanuts, etc. In what ways an excess protein can affect kidney function? (Src) Metabolism of protein in our body produces some toxic element like ketones as a byproduct. Most of the time, ketones are eliminated by the kidneys. But sometimes they are left behind. These ketones can hamper the kidney function. It can also cause other complications such as dehydration, dizziness, fatigue, heart palpitations, and bad breath. Let see on what basis this is concluded. The Kidney function is measured by Glomerular Filtration Rate ( GFR). It determines ho Continue reading >>

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  1. Léo Léopold Hertz 준영

    Ketone bodies are water-soluble and should pose no problem to the kidneys because of solubility. If the kidneys are able to utilize ketone bodies for energy, then they must express the enzyme 3-ketoacyl-CoA transferase, correct?
    Do the kidneys express the enzyme 3-ketoacyl-CoA transferase?
    Can kidneys use ketone bodies as fuel?

  2. Léo Léopold Hertz 준영

    Alexandria's answer:
    This article's abstract says that 3-ketoacid-CoA transferase was found in the kidney: nature.com/pr/journal/v42/n4/abs/pr19972518a.html

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