THE EMERGING SCIENCE OF KETONES AND KETOGENIC DIETS: SEPARATING SCIENCE FROM HYPERBOLE
Ketogenic diets (KD) have a long history of clinical use for the management of intractible epilepsy and remain a mainstay of evidence-based therapy for seizure control. Recent enthusiasm for the KD has gained traction in both the popular media and scientific literature, owing to a number of claims made about ketones and KDs. In this webinar, we will explore the rise of this enthusiasm and the preclinical and clinical evidence surrounding popular claims. Case studies from the scientific literature will be used to demonstrate common challenges in assessing the literature in this area.
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
Understand the basics of ketogenic diet planning and where it is medically indicated.
Identify popular and scientific drivers of enthusiasm for the ketogenic diet.
Understand the preclinical and mechanistic evidence that has led to enthusiasm for the ketogenic diet and the available clinical evidence base.
Be able to convey the strengths and limitations of the available evidence for ketogenic diets across an array of contexts to patients, clients and other medical professionals.
Kevin Klatt received his PhD in Molecular Nutrition from Cornell University, where his research focused on the intersections of lipid, one carbon, and phospholipid metabolism using both preclinical and clinical approaches. Kevin is currently finishing his dietetic internship and plans to continue postdoctoral work in molecular metabolism.