Ketosis is a natural metabolic process that occurs when the body does not have enough carbohydrates to use for energy. It is characterized by increased ketone production in the blood, which can be tested with sticks available in pharmacies. Generally, ketosis occurs when the body is in a calorie-deficit state and is a way for the body to use stored fat for energy. Ketosis has multiple health benefits, including improved focus and mood, decreased hunger and cravings, improved blood sugar control, improved cholesterol levels and reduced risk of certain cancers. It is also used as a treatment for some neurological conditions such as epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease. Ketosis can be achieved through a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet, intermittent fasting or a combination of both.

From: Journal of Endocrinology And Hormones

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Editor-in-chief: Dragan Nikolic, University of Belgrade,  School of Medicine,  dr Subotica 9,  11000 Belgrade, Serbia.
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: Endocrinology is a branch of biology and medicine dealing with the endocrine system,its diseases, and its specific secretions known as hormones. Endocrinology focuses primarily on the endocrine organs, meaning the organs whose primary function is hormone secretion. These organs include the pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, testes, and pancreas