In Part 1 of this two part series, Jeffrey Volek, PhD, RD reviews the concept of ketogenesis, nutritional ketosis and keto-adaptation. He discusses potential use 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 Ohio State University. Dr. Volek has studied the effects of how diets extremely low in carbohydrates can induce ketosis, impacting metabolic processes
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Dr. Jeff Volek 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 elucidating how humans adapt to diets restricted in carbohydrates with a dual focus on clinical and performance applications. His work has contributed to the existing robust science of ketones and ketogenic diets, their use as a therapeutic tool to manage insulin resistance, plus their emerging potential to augment human performance and resiliency. Dr. Volek has secured several million dollars in research funds from federal sources, industry, and foundations. He has been invited to lecture on his research over 200 times at scientific and industry conferences in a dozen countries. His scholarly work includes 300+ peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and five books.