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Ketogenic Diets and Intermittent Fasting: Fads, Facts, and Fiction

What are fast-mimicking diets, and are they actually good for you? In this workshop, we will take a close look at two increasingly popular diet trends: extreme low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets (aka 'keto') and intermittent fasting (IF). By reproducing the biological effects of fasting, these diets promise to accelerate weight loss, enhance longevity, boost performance, and help treat a variety of diseases including diabetes, autoimmune disease, and neurological disorders. But do these diets really work? And if so, can people eat this way for a long time? We will answer these questions together and explore the promises, perils, and pitfalls of keto and IF.

Lucia Aronica, Lecturer, Stanford Prevention Research Center

Lucia Aronica's research investigates how diet affects gene activity through epigenetic modifications, and how we can use these modifications to design personalized weight-loss strategies. She has presented workshops on ketogenic diets for athletes for the Poliquin Strength Institute and Stanford Athletics. She has published research papers in Cell, Genes & Development, and the EMBO Journal. Aronica received a PhD from the Universit't Wien.

Registration is required.

Sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends

*** Your attendance to this program grants permission to the City of Santa Clara to take your photograph and/or your child's photograph for marketing purposes.
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