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Intro to Nutritional Ketosis and Clinical Applications (Part 1)

Utility of ketogenic diet approach in clinical practice


In Part 1 of this 2-part series, Jeff Volek, PhD, RD reviews the concept of ketogenesis, nutritional ketosis, and keto-adaptation. He discusses the utility of ketogenic diets in clinical practice and the potential benefits of the ketogenic approach to enhance physical performance, manage inflammation, and improve lifespan. Dr. Volek is a Professor in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University. For 20+ years, Dr. Volek has studied the effects of how diets extremely low in carbohydrates can induce ketosis and impact metabolic processes.


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Jeff Volek, PhD, RD is a registered dietitian and professor in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University. For the last two decades, he has performed cutting edge research on how humans adapt to ketogenic diets with a dual focus on clinical and performance applications of nutritional ketosis. His scholarly work includes more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and five books including a New York Times best seller. Dr. Volek’s work has contributed to the existing science of ketogenic diets, their use as a therapeutic tool to manage obesity and diabetes, plus their increasing potential to treat cancer and augment human performance. Dr. Volek is the Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder of Virta Health, the first clinically proven treatment to safely and sustainably reverse type 2 diabetes without medications or surgery. Dr. Volek has a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from Michigan State University, and a Master of Science in exercise physiology and Doctorate in kinesiology and nutrition from Pennsylvania State University.

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