Starvation: Metabolic Changes
Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
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Brosnan, J. T. and Watford, M. 2005. Starvation: Metabolic Changes. eLS. .
- Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
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Animals, including humans, invoke a comprehensive programme of hormonal and metabolic adaptations that enable them to withstand prolonged periods of starvation. The main goal of such adaptations is to provide glucose for the brain and fat-derived fuels for most of the other tissues of the body. This is achieved through a well orchestrated pattern of tissue-specific fuel metabolism.
- fatty acids;
- brain metabolism;
- amino acids