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Obesity Programs: Is Fat the Secret to Greater Success?

Yes, in the context of carbohydrate restriction


Diabetes, heart disease, and other metabolic issues are on the rise worldwide and are strongly associated with obesity. A growing body of research indicates that the ketogenic diet and keto-adaptation may play a role in mitigating metabolic dysfunction and related chronic disease concerns. In this talk, ketogenic diet researcher and expert Jeff Volek, PhD, RD emphasizes a case method approach for managing chronic health issues—specifically, via carbohydrate restriction and ketosis. Dr. Volek is a Professor in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University. Dr. Volek has researched ketogenic diet science for over 20 years, particularly related to metabolic disease processes.

Presented at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium Annual Conference (IHS) in New York City – February 22, 2017


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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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