American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
For Immediate Release Apr 26, 2018

Registered Dietitian and Professor Outlines the Benefits of Ketogenic Diets in Athletes

Lake Buena Vista, FL – Jeff Volek, PhD, RD, Professor at The Ohio State University and researcher of ketogenic diets presented “The Ketogenic Diet: Evidence for Performance Enhancement” at the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

During his lecture, Dr. Volek detailed the current evidence, including his own original research on the role of ketogenic diets on performance improvement in endurance athletes, who have traditionally been believed to benefit from diets consisting mostly of carbohydrates. He also included how low carbohydrate diets benefit those engaged in resistance training.

He further discussed comprehensive data on how ketogenic diets can be used to help patients and physicians combat some of the most prevalent and costly health conditions facing the United States: obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

In addition to his academic role as Professor in the Department of Human Sciences at OSU, he serves as Chief Scientist of KetoThrive Corp with aims to educate the public about the benefits of low carbohydrate diets.

About the AMSSM Annual Meeting: The 2018 conference brings more than 2,000 sports medicine physicians together from throughout the United States and around the world. The meeting theme is REACH: Reaching Up, Reaching Out, Reaching Ahead and explores the many ways AMSSM is leading the charge and shaping the future of sports medicine. 

About the AMSSM: AMSSM is a multi-disciplinary organization of more than 3,600 sports medicine physicians dedicated to education, research, advocacy and the care of athletes of all ages. The majority of AMSSM members are primary care physicians with fellowship training and added qualification in sports medicine who then combine their practice of sports medicine with their primary specialty. AMSSM includes members who specialize solely in non-surgical sports medicine and serve as team physicians at the youth level, NCAA, NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, MLS and NHL, as well as with Olympic and Paralympic teams. By nature of their training and experience, sports medicine physicians are ideally suited to provide comprehensive medical care for athletes, sports teams or active individuals who are simply looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

NOTE: For more information, please contact the AMSSM, 4000 W. 114th St., Suite 100, Leawood, KS 66211, (913) 327-1415.

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