Dominic D’Agostino, PhD has been providing his expert perspective on all things keto in a series of discussions on the supporting science of the ketogenic diet. In the final part of this 3-part discussion, Dr. D’Agostino shares clinical and research insights on the ketogenic diet:
- Supporting science for the ketogenic diet and type 2 diabetes
- Utility of ketogenic diet for weight loss
- Considerations for a vegan and plantcentric ketogenic diet
Dominic D’Agostino, PhD is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University Of South Florida Morsani College Of Medicine. He is also a Research Scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). Dr. D’Agostino’s laboratory develops and tests nutritional strategies, including ketogenic diets, and metabolic-based supplements for neurological disorders, seizures, cancer, and metabolic wellness. He was a research investigator and crewmember on NASA’s Extreme Environment Mission Operation (NEEMO 22) and has a personal interest in environmental medicine and methods to enhance safety and physiological resilience in extreme environments. His research is supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Defense (DoD), private sources, and foundations. Dr. D’Agostino received his PhD in Physiology and Neuroscience from Rutgers University and completed two postdoctoral fellowships at Wright State University and University of South Florida.