Ketogenic Diet: Neuroprotective & Disease Modifying Effects

Course Description & Information:

  • An increasing number of data demonstrate the utility of a ketogenic diet in a variety of diseases such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and diabetes. The ketogenic diet is recognized as an effective treatment for pharmacoresistant epilepsy but emerging data suggests that ketogenic diet could be also useful in Cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Insulin disorders and some mitochondriopathies. Data supports the use of the ketogenic diet with select autoimmune diseases as well. Although these diseases have different pathogenesis and features, there are some common mechanisms that could explain the effects of a ketogenic diet. These mechanisms of how a ketogenic diet can be used are explained in this seminar.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-22-013-L01-P, IRD: 5-11-22. Application based activity.
Course Objectives:

  • Explain ketone metabolism and the difference between nutritional ketosis and metabolic ketosis.
  • Identify how to formulate a ketogenic diet plan.
  • Summarize the research on the role of a ketogenic diet in the treatment/prevention of neurological disorders (e.g. AD, Parkinson’s, etc.).
  • Explain the role of a ketogenic diet in insulin regulation.
  • Recognize the role a ketogenic diet in the treatment of cancer.
Learning Outcome: At least 80% of class participants will score 70% or greater on course post-test.

Course Credit: 2 Contact Hours

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Who Should Attend:

Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing professionals, Physical Therapy Professionals, Occupational Therapy professionals (FL only), and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Full attendance.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and evaluation.

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