Virta 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. 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. Stephen Cunnane gave an insightful presentation on brain glucose and ketone metabolism. Dr. Cunnane obtained his PhD in Physiology from McGill University and completed post-doctoral research on nutrition and brain development. He has researched fatty acids and their effect on brain development as well as the effect of ketones and ketogenic diets on brain development. Stephen Cunnane has published over 280 peer-reviewed research papers.
Speakers at the conference are thought leaders and researchers studying the molecular functions of ketones, treatment strategies for diabetes and cancer as well as metabolic, heart, and brain disorders, public policy and healthcare guidelines, the practical role of ketosis in sports, and more.