There was an associated metabolic acid
base disturbance as detected by the ammonium chloride challenge test.
Cancer cells break down sugars and produce the metabolic acid
lactate at a much higher rate than normal cells.
Glucaric acid is the most common metabolic acid
produced by the body after stomach acid," Hine notes.
Realizing that an increase in metabolic activity produces metabolic acid
byproducts, such as lactic acid and dissolved carbon dioxide, Watson began using this slight acidity trend to diagnose a fast-oxidizing patient.
The presence of acid in the plasma will decrease its pH, so metabolic acids
must be efficiently buffered and excreted.
An overabundance of protein also causes a build-up of metabolic acids
in the body, which can interfere with healing and cause calcium to leach from the bones.
Limitating the intake of animal protein cuts secretion of urate and metabolic acids
The reason for limiting intake of animal protein is to reduce the secretion of urate and of metabolic acids