Pantothenic acid as a weight-reducing agent: fasting without hunger, weakness and ketosis.

  title={Pantothenic acid as a weight-reducing agent: fasting without hunger, weakness and ketosis.},
  author={L. Leung},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  volume={44 5},
  • L. Leung
  • Published 1995
  • Medicine
  • Medical hypotheses
  • With the conventional method of fasting or aggressive dieting to reduce excess body fat, hunger, weakness, ketogenesis and ketosis are the sequential events that follow. It is not fully understood why, under conditions of negative calorie balance where complete energy release from storage fat is critical, ketosis should arise with a concomitant wastage of energy. Here, I wish to propose a theory that relates the formation of ketone bodies under such conditions to a deficiency in dietary… CONTINUE READING
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