On August 16th and 17th, we had the honor of convening a remarkable group of scientists and journalists at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio 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.

Topics addressed by the 15 speakers ranged from basic molecular functions of ketones as signaling molecules and fuel to practical treatment strategies for cancer, metabolic, heart, and brain disorders. Additional presentations spanned topics from public policy and healthcare guidelines that stand in the way of adopting ketogenic treatments to the practical role of nutritional ketosis in sports across the spectrum from ultra-endurance to professional soccer.

We’ve posted lightly edited versions of these presentations below. Please enjoy!

More information on the conference is here: Emerging Science of Carbohydrate Restriction and Nutritional Ketosis – Scientific Sessions at The Ohio State University

Introductory Remarks by Dr. Ken Lee, Dr. Jeff Volek and Dr. Morley Stone

Dr. Jon Ramsey on the Ketogenic Diet and Aging

Dr. Jeff Volek and Dr. Stephen Phinney on Translating the Basic Science of Nutritional Ketosis & Keto-Adaptation

Dr. Dominic D’Agostino on KetoNutrition: From Science to Application

Dr. Tim Noakes on Challenging Conventional Dietary Guidelines

Dr. Andrew Mente on Diet and Cardiovascular Disease: Messages from the PURE study

Dr. Ron Krauss on Diet, Adiposity, and Atherogenic Dyslipidemia

Dr. Jake Kushner on Medical Nutrition Therapy for People with Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Sarah Hallberg on Type 2 Diabetes Reversal

Nina Teicholz on Vegetable Oils: The Untold Story and the US Dietary Guidelines

Dr. Colin Champ on the Dietary Recommendations for Cancer/Warburg Metabolism

Dr. Eugene Fine on the Consequences of Ketogenic Diets in Cancer

Dr. Angela Poff on Exploiting Cancer Metabolism with Ketosis and Hyperbaric Oxygen

Dr. Adrienne Scheck on Tumor Metabolism and the Ketogenic Diet

Parker Hyde on the KETO-CARE Trial

Dr. Stephen Cunnane on Brain Glucose and Ketone Metabolism

Dr. Eric Kossoff on the Ketogenic Diet and Seizure Management

Gary Taubes on the Quality of Calories

Dr. Tim Noakes on Sports Application and Beyond

Dr. Steven Phinney on Keto-Adaptation

Dr. Jeff Volek on Physical Performance

Dr. Brianna Stubbs on the Role of Ketone Supplements

Dr. Dawn Kernagis on Current Research Efforts

Dr. Brendan Egan on Exogenous Ketones and Athletic Performance: Past, Present and Future

Steve Tashjian on Low Carb High Fat in Soccer: A Carbohydrate Periodization Model

Dr. Peter Brukner on the Team Sports Perspective

You can also find recordings on the Food Innovation Center website.


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    Are transcripts available? Hard to search for specific topics in a video.


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      We don’t have transcripts, sorry!


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        Rochelle Aguilar December 4, 2018 at 12:52 pm

        Just some helpful tips. I noticed that you already have English captions (subtitle) available in your YouTube videos, it should serve well as a transcript. Having the transcripts and highlighting / identifying key words / phrases as part of your content will also help more people (like me) who are interested in this diet to find their way to your site better, too. 🙂 Thanks for the videos, BTW!


        1. Virta Health

          Thanks for the feedback!


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    I use to binge watch Netflix. Now I binge watch nutrition presentation! So much content in one place! I can’t wait


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    This was a great conference. I was lucky to be able to attend. I’m exited to be able to watch the talks again. So much great info.


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    Thank you so much for offering this precious information.
    Keto really is THE nutrition revolution, the wave has started and will be HUGE.
    The beginning of a new era!
    Thank you for your efforts as pioneers:-)

    Greetings from Berlin


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    thank you for posting these – great content!


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    This is just Amazing!! Thankyou


    1. Virta Health

      You are so welcome!


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    Can’t wait to binge watch these… so appreciative of you sharing the science…


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    Really looking forward to binge watching these… so appreciative of you sharing the science…


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