Ketogenic Diet and Therapeutic Ketosis

  • Skill Level
    intermediate
  • Lectures
    2 Videos
  • Enrolled
    58 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Despite continuous advances in the medical world, obesity continues to remain a major worldwide health hazard. Majority of chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension are either directly or indirectly related to obesity. This may be caused due to unhealthy food habits and unacceptable lifestyle. Tailored diet regimens can help in managing the obesity epidemic to some extent and also in weight reduction programs. One such diet regimen which has been proven to be very effective for rapid weight loss is a ketogenic diet which consists of high-fats, moderate-proteins, and very-low-carbohydrates. This diet has been proven to be very effective in controlling severity of several diseases like epilepsy since ages and was popularly known as Atkins diet in early 1970’s.

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This topic has become a golden area for research due to increased amount of evidence in literature which has made the topic to be studied in depth by nutritionists as well as health care professionals.It is an important direction for research because, clearly, if nutritional intervention can reduce reliance on pharmaceutical treatments it would bring significant benefits from an economic as well as a social point of view. Acquiring knowledge on ketogenic diet and its therapeutic values for treating many diseases will be definitively beneficial to the health care professionals to proactively counsel the patient on obesity, its effects and benefits of ketogenic diet. Therefore, this course extensively deals with evidence based content on Nutritional information on ketosis, type of macro nutrients to use during ketosis, broad range of clinical and non-clinical applications of ketosis and its benefits for healthy living.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • other life science graduates
  • nurses

Key concepts covered include:

An overview on

  • Nutritional information on ketosis,
  • type of macronutrients to use during ketosis,
  • broad range of clinical and non-clinical applications of ketosis.
  • benefits of ketogenic diet in health

Instructor

Dr. Raffaele Pilla

Professor
St. John of God Hospital – Fatebenefratelli, Benevento,
Italy


Raffaele Pilla, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Doctor Europaeus, received his Master’s degree in Pharmacy at G. d’Annunzio University in Chieti-Pescara, Italy in 2005, where he also served internships at the Cell Physiology Laboratory and Molecular Biology Laboratory. Prior, he was an Erasmus Student at Faculté de Pharmacie de Reims in Reims, France. He received his Doctor Europaeus in 2010 from Pitié-Salpétrière Institute in Paris, France. Also in 2010, he received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Physiology, and Pathology of Muscle at G. d’Annunzio University in Chieti-Pescara, Italy. He was hired as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, on two research grants funded by the Office of Naval Research (US Navy) and Divers’ Alert Network. He has written and lectured widely worldwide. He has been involved in ongoing research at the University of South Florida with the use of ketone esters.

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