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.


Gluconeogenesis and Nutrition Research

Registered Bio-Kineticist Chris Webster presents research into Gluconeogenesis and Interpretation of Nutrition Research.  Chris has a research background in the clinical use of exercise prescription and interns at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa.

His specialist research areas include endogenous glucose production in athletes following Low Carb High Fat nutrition protocols for his master’s degree in Exercise Science, at the University of Cape Town.

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

Presenting Low Carb Denver, USA, Chris discusses The Role of Judgement in the Interpretation of Nutrition Research.

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