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Dr. Brendan Egan on Exogenous Ketones and Athletic Performance

Published on 
January 25, 2024
February 12, 2019
Virta Health
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Virta co-founders Dr. Stephen Phinney and Dr. Jeff Volek partnered with The Ohio State University’s Food Innovation Center to create a conference to bring together scientists and researchers to discuss the science of low carbohydrate nutrition. The conference was hosted by the OSU Food Innovation Center, and the video recordings were sponsored by Virta Health. OSU and Virta have decided to make these videos free and available to the public.

Dr. Brendan Egan is an Associate Professor of Sport and Exercise Physiology in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dublin City University. His research focuses on the molecular regulation of skeletal muscle function, and optimizing performance in athletes and the elderly with nutrition and exercise interventions. Dr. Egan also consults as a nutritionist for sports teams. Dr. Egan has a Bachelor's degree in  Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick, a Master's degree in Sport and Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough University, and a PhD from Dublin City University. He completed his post-doctoral training with Prof. Juleen Zierath’s Integrative Physiology group at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

Watch his presentation here:

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

Speakers discussed the treatment strategies for diabetes and other diseases as well as public policy.

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