Ketone bodies as a fuel for the brain during starvation

@article{Owen2005KetoneBA,
  title={Ketone bodies as a fuel for the brain during starvation},
  author={Oliver E. Owen},
  journal={Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education},
  year={2005},
  volume={33}
}
  • O. Owen
  • Published 1 July 2005
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
This story begins in the early 1960s when the general level of knowledge about whole-body metabolism during human starvation was grossly deficient. This was partly caused by a lack of accurate and specific methods for measuring hormones and fuels in biological fluids, which became available about 1965. Rigidly designed protocols for studying human volunteers or obese patients, who underwent semior total starvation for prolonged periods of time, were not widely employed, and much of the… 

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