What Is Alcoholic Ketosis?

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Postmortem Diagnosis Of Alcoholic Ketoacidosis | Alcohol And Alcoholism | Oxford Academic

Aims: The aim of this article is to review the forensic literature covering the postmortem investigations that are associated with alcoholic ketoacidosis fatalities and report the results of our own analyses. Methods: Eight cases of suspected alcoholic ketoacidosis that had undergone medico-legal investigations in our facility from 2011 to 2013 were retrospectively selected. A series of laboratory parameters were measured in whole femoral blood, postmortem serum from femoral blood, urine and vitreous humor in order to obtain a more general overview on the biochemical and metabolic changes that occur during alcoholic ketoacidosis. Most of the tested parameters were chosen among those that had been described in clinical and forensic literature associated with alcoholic ketoacidosis and its complications. Results: Ketone bodies and carbohydrate-deficient transferrin levels were increased in all cases. Biochemical markers of generalized inflammation, volume depletion and undernourishment showed higher levels. Adaptive endocrine reactions involving insulin, glucagon, cortisol and triiodothyronine were also observed. Conclusions: Metabolic and biochemical disturbances characterizing alc Continue reading >>

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  1. cakepro

    Hey all :wave:
    What's the best strategy to get the body back into ketosis after a day of indulgence: an 18 or 24 hour fast or immediate return to Induction?
    I've already fasted about 14 hours but it's getting close to dinnertime and I'm wondering if I should just let my body purge all of the naughties I ate yesterday or have a big grilled chicken breast and salad for dinner. The more I think about it...the more I think I'll be having that chicken breast... :yum: ...but I would like to hear the best strategy for the day after a planned day of carbalicious indulgence. :lol:

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