Jeff Volek, PhD
Department of Human Sciences, The Ohio State University
Jeff Volek, Ph.D. Dr. Jeff Volek is a registered dietitian and professor in the Department of Human Sciences at Ohio State University. Over the past two decades he has been conducting state-of-the-art research that elucidates how humans adapt to carbohydrate-restricted diets with a dual focus on clinical and performance applications. His work has contributed to the strong existing science of ketogenic ketones and diets, their use as a therapeutic tool to control insulin resistance, in addition to their emerging potential to increase human performance and resilience. This research indicates that well-formulated ketogenic diets result in substantial improvements in insulin resistance and the myriad cardio-metabolic biomarkers associated with the metabolic syndrome, including favorable changes in fatty acid composition and saturated fat metabolism, cholesterol and lipoprotein profiles. He has also done a seminal research on a wide range of dietary supplements (eg, creatine, chromium, whey protein, caffeine, carnitine, HMB, etc.) that can increase performance and recovery. He has accumulated an enormous amount of clinical and laboratory data regarding the discovery of biomarkers and the formulation of personalized, effective and sustainable low carbohydrate diets. Her team is currently exploring the role of diet-induced nutritional ketosis and / or supplements to: 1) reverse type 2 diabetes, 2) alter intestinal microbiota, 3) favorable impact of tumor metabolism and health outcomes in women with cancer advanced breast and 4) expand human physical and cognitive capacities in elite athletes and military personnel. Dr. Volek has secured several million dollars in research funds from federal sources, industry and foundations. He has been invited to give lectures on his research almost 200 times at scientific and industrial conferences in a dozen countries. His academic work includes 300 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and five books, including a New York Times bestseller.
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