Have you heard about the ketogenic diet fad? Understand the science behind its success at this session. With broad beneficial effects, these diets are being tested and used to treat obesity, to improve metabolic health, and to prevent the decline cognitive function associated with aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Speakers in this session will describe the latest research efforts to understand how ketones affect both metabolic and brain health.

8:00am Metabolic Health = Brain Health: Role of a Ketogenic Diet
Russell Swerdlow, MD
8:30am Enhancing Hepatic Ketogenesis for Metabolic Health
Peter Crawford, MD PhD
9:00am Ketones, More Than a Metabolite: Beta Hydroxybutyrate and Epigenetic Control
John C Newman, MD PhD