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What is Gluconeogenesis?

(Caption of an image from the University of California, San Francisco, online learning center for diabetes, translated by me.)

The word comes from Greek and means “to make new glucose (sugar)”.
The process is performed in the liver where the liver makes glucose from protein and fat.

And why is this process important?

Because it helps the body to produce carbohydrates by itself, even when we do not eat carbs.

(Feb 8, 2011)

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2 comments on “What is Gluconeogenesis?

  1. PRASANTA KUMAR GHOSH
    August 17, 2013

    I had a look at your Blog on Gluconeogenesis. The picture was simple and impressive. But the captions of the body-parts were in a different language, which I thought ,you could modify and leave in English.
    Would you like this suggestion,madam?

    • Dina
      September 27, 2013

      Thanks for your suggestion. 🙂
      This pic, and many others on gluconeogenesis, can be obtained on the net. I translated this on purpose to Hebrew for my Hebrew blog, as there aren’t many in Hebrew.
      Dina

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