What is gluconeogenesis?



Gluconeogenesis translates as ‘the production of new glucose‘.  It is the metabolic process of generating glucose from non- carbohydrate food sources.  This process mainly takes place in the liver, but also in the kidneys.

Glucose is made from amino acids (protein), glycerol (found in triglycerides, the primary fat storage molecule) and glucose metabolism intermediaries like lactate and pyruvate.

The process is present in plants, animals, fungi, bacteria and other microorganisms.


Chris Webster on Gluconeogenesis and Interpretation of Nutrition Research

Chris has a research background in the clinical use of exercise prescription.  He is a registered bio-kineticist, interning at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa.

He researched endogenous glucose production in LCHF athletes for his master’s degree in Exercise Science, at the University of Cape Town.

For his PhD Chris researched the ‘Impact of low-carbohydrate high-fat diets on endogenous glucose production and gluconeogenesis in type 2 diabetics’.

Presenting at Denver, USA, Christ discusses The Role of Judgement in the Interpretation of Nutrition Research.

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