STEM-Talk: Dominic D’Agostino on latest research into therapeutic ketosis
Longtime listeners know Dr. Dominic D’Agostino’s reputation and his research into the physiological benefits of nutritional ketosis. Since his last STEM-Talk in 2019, a tremendous body of research has been added to the literature about the therapeutic potential of ketosis.
The high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet has been linked to advances in the treatment of:
• Type-2 diabetes
• Sleep apnea
• Psychiatric disorders
• Traumatic brain injuries
• And a host of other diseases and disorders, which we cover in today’s interview.
D’Agostino is an IHMC colleague and a tenured associate professor of molecular pharmacology and physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He specializes in neuroscience, molecular pharmacology, nutrition, and physiology.
In this episode, hear our conversation about:
— Evidence-based applications of the ketogenic diet on neurodegenerative disorders such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s disease.
— Possible applications for the ketogenic diet in the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar and other psychiatric disorders.
— Research on whether therapeutic ketosis via ketone esters could help treat epilepsy and other seizure disorders.
— Studies that examined the effects of a ketogenic diet on athletic performance.
— The impacts that hyperbaric oxygen therapy may have in areas including traumatic brain injury.
— The NASA project NEEMO that sends crews of astronauts, aquanauts, engineers, and scientists to live in a facility at the bottom of the Atlantic.
— How life on a farm has changed his family.