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Two of our co-founders, Dr. Stephen Phinney and Dr. Jeff Volek, worked with The Ohio State University’s Food Innovation Center to convene a group of esteemed scientists and researchers to discuss recent progress in the science of low carbohydrate nutrition. This symposium was hosted by the OSU Food Innovation Center and the video recordings were sponsored by Virta Health. OSU and Virta have made these videos free and available to the public.

Dr. Stephen Phinney and Dr. Jeff Volek co-authored several books, including The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living and The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance, two foundational books on low carb nutrition science and nutritional ketosis.

Watch their presentation here:

You can find all of the conference videos here and at the Food Innovation Center.

Speakers at the conference discussed the molecular functions of ketones, treatment strategies for diabetes, cancer, metabolic, heart, and brain disorders, public policy and healthcare guidelines, the practical role of ketosis in sports, and more.

About the speakers

Stephen Phinney, MD, Ph.D is the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Virta Health. He’s a physician-scientist years who has spent decades studying nutritional biochemistry, particularly low carbohydrate research and how it affects insulin sensitivity. He’s published 87 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on clinical nutrition and biochemistry. Dr. Dr. Phinney received his MD from Stanford University and his Ph.D in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed post-doctoral research at Harvard University.

Jeff Volek is the Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder of Virta Health. Dr. Volek is a researcher who studies clinical and performance applications of nutritional ketosis. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and five books, including a New York Times Best Seller, and he has provided more than 200 lectures at scientific and industry conferences around the world. Dr. Volek is a professor in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University. 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.

7 Comments

  1. I’m glad to have an opportunity to thank you for making the Ohio State conference available to the public. I have watched all the talks over the past week, and learned so much. How wonderful and rare to be given full information to enable informed choices about our health! In 2011 I weighed 240 pounds and was in a state of despair because of joint pain and other miseries. Then I read “The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living,” which I embraced over the objections of family, friends, and physicians. It saved my life. At 63 years old, I effortlessly maintain a weight of 125 and feel great. So sad that my health insurance will not cover Virta membership. Thanks for giving good stuff away for free!

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    1. Virta Health

      That is wonderful to hear, Gina! Thank you for your feedback.

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  2. My son has MS and is eating a keto diet is he in any danger or will it help him

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    1. Virta Health

      We are unable to provide medical advice in this forum. We would encourage you to speak with your son and his physician for additional guidance.

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  3. I DO not see any video by Ron Krauss. Is there a link to it? Would like to hear his lecture.

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    1. Virta Health

      Unfortunately, due to technical issues, the lecture from Ron Krauss is no longer available.

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