Founders & Advisors

Increased Longevity —A Credible Benefit of Nutritional Ketosis?

There has been a consistent line of research over the last few decades linking long-term energy-restricted (i.e., calorie-restricted) diets to increased longevity in animal models like fruit flies, worms, and mice, but longer term studies in monkeys have yielded mixed...

Machine Learning in Healthcare

Will robots inherit the world of healthcare? Maybe. Probably, but not yet. And in the meantime, can’t we all just get along? We can more than just get along. While the field of digital health has seen a rise in...

/ September 12, 2017

Former CMS Head Dr. Don Berwick Joins Virta Health Board of Directors

Virta Health, an online specialty medical clinic that reverses type 2 diabetes safely and sustainably, announced today that former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Dr. Don Berwick is joining its Board of Directors. Drawing on decades of research,...

/ August 3, 2017

National Spending on Privately Insured People with Diabetes Continues to Climb

Nearly every day we see reminders of the magnitude of the type 2 diabetes epidemic both in the United States and abroad. A recent Healthcaredive article provided a sobering overview of how devastating type 2 diabetes has become for both...

/ June 7, 2017

The Sad Saga of Saturated Fat

The key question here is, “what’s the precise relationship between dietary saturated fat and blood levels of saturated fat?” For people who still believe you are what you eat, the answer is easy. And it follows from that easy answer...

Does Your Thyroid Need Dietary Carbohydrates?

Thyroid hormones have an important role in regulating metabolic rate, and that’s why they have emerged front and center as a common concern associated with nutritional ketosis. There’s no question that when some people adopt a low-carbohydrate lifestyle, their thyroid...

/ May 3, 2017

From Initial Success to Sustainability in Diabetes Reversal—a Snapshot of Six Month Outcomes

As we have said from day one, Virta will always be committed to an evidence-based approach to reversing type 2 diabetes. Our company launch highlighted this philosophy and showcased the promising results from our clinical trial. At 10 weeks, 91%...

/ April 18, 2017

Purdue, Virta Health Partner With New Approach To Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Purdue University, one of the nation’s leading research universities, and Virta Health, a company founded by a world-class team of doctors and scientists, announced today a new partnership to offer its online type 2 diabetes clinic as a covered health...

/ April 14, 2017

Death, Taxes, and Diabetes Progression? One of These is Not Like the Others.

Benjamin Franklin famously wrote “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” In today’s world, one might be tempted to add the progression of type 2 diabetes to that list. Adding diabetes to Franklin’s list would be ironic, since in his...

/ April 4, 2017

Virta Health Launches to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes as New Study Demonstrates Reversal Possible Without Surgery

Virta Health, a new company founded by a team of physicians, scientists, and technologists trained at Stanford, MIT, and Harvard, launches today with a bold mission to reverse type 2 diabetes—a chronic, progressive condition that affects more than 29 million...

/ March 8, 2017