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What are ketones in urine and what can that indicate?

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Dr. Dia Arpon
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Starvation : Ketones are formed when your body is not getting nourishment and is having to find nutrients from stored fat. It is a byproduct of that process that can be found in your urine.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Starvation: not eating causes your body to breakdown stores and produces ketones. You need to eat regular meals and stay hydrated.

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