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Cachexia

Cachexia, also known as wasting syndrome, is frequently reported in cancer patients. In response, regulatory starvation mechanisms promote plasma ketone body levels, which have been observed to reduce rates of glycolysis and gluconeogenesis 1).

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Protein and amino acid metabolism in man. Cahill GF. Circ Res. 1976;38:0–114.
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