Who is Dominic D’ Agostino?

Dr. Dominic D’Agostino is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida. He is the founder of the website Keto Nutrition and has appeared on over 200 podcasts on metabolic health.

In addition, he works as a Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). His team creates and evaluates metabolic-based techniques for addressing CNS oxygen toxicity (seizures), epilepsy, neurodegenerative disorders, brain cancer, and metastatic cancer.  


Over the last 12 years, his lab has been studying the anticonvulsant and neuroprotective mechanisms of the ketogenic diet and ketone metabolite supplementation. This method can be utilized to treat a wide range of illnesses that are pathophysiologically associated with metabolic imbalance. Other areas of interest include the development of metabolic-based cancer medicines.

He served as a research investigator and crew member on NASA‘s Severe Environment Mission Operation (NEEMO 22), and he has a special interest in environmental medicine and techniques to improve safety and physiological resilience in extreme conditions. The Office of Naval Study (ONR), the Department of Defense (DoD), commercial groups, and foundations all contribute to his research. He has written and co-authored several books. His recent study is reflected in his book, ‘Tripping Over the Truth’.

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Inspiring Talks by Dominic D’Agostino


Notable quotes

  • “Our recent meta-analysis, led by Dr. Setor Kunutsor: Binge-watching TV in middle-age raises the risk of blood clots.”
  • “Score of seven health factors predicts cardiovascular risk.”
  • “Cardiovascular rehabilitation facilities should modulate their activities in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”
  • “No differences in cardiovascular events or major bleeding between patients assigned to 81 mg and those assigned to 325 mg of aspirin daily, lower Aspirin dose is still enough.”
  • “Good cardiorespiratory fitness is a protective factor against sudden death.”
  • “Sauna included into the Unesco’s List – and a major impact on this is that our international collaboration has continued and evidence is mounting that taking frequent saunas does improve people’s well being and health.”
  • “Revascularization versus medical therapy for the treatment of CAD: revascularization strategy by PCI or CABG can be recommended for relieving symptoms of severe angina in CAD.”
  • “Should patients and clinicians still consider omega-3 use with appropriate dose due to the relatively low cost, and the low drug-drug interactions with other standard therapies used in primary and secondary CVD prevention?”
  • “Cold weather-related cardiorespiratory symptoms are related to a higher mortality rate. Cold or warm, or both are good for health? 
  • “Cold weather symptoms may be an indicator of  an undiagnosed disease.”
  • “Cardiorespiratory fitness assessment improves the accuracy of risk prediction in the adult population.”