Respiratory quotients for various metabolic fuels

Ketones

0

63

Fat

0

71

Protein

0

80

Carbohydrate

1

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The whole body RQ depends on the fuel or combination of fuels being utilised. Normally a combination of fat and carbohydrate are utilised with a RQ of 0.8.

Lipogenesis associated with both sepsis and overfeeding may give a RQ of 1.1-1.3

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