Ep 177: Usage of Ketones as an Energy Source for Fueling with Dr Brendan Egan

Run with Fitpage

May 30 2024 • 48 mins

In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we have a leading researcher in the field of ketones - Dr Brendan Egan. Dr Egan discusses about the basics of ketosis, the current studies around usage of ketones for athletic performance and a lot more, with our host Vikas Singh.

Dr. Brendan Egan is an Associate Professor of Sport and Exercise Physiology and the Head of the School of Health and Human Performance at Dublin City University (DCU). With a focus on skeletal muscle function and adaptation across the lifespan, his research delves into the interplay between nutrition and exercise interventions for both athletes and older adults. Dr. Egan holds a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick, an MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough University, and a PhD from DCU. He completed post-doctoral training at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, where he investigated skeletal muscle development and insulin resistance mechanisms using animal models and in vitro cell systems.

As a Principal Investigator at DCU's Life Sciences Institute and a Visiting Research Scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Dr. Egan leads human trials focused on performance, recovery, and adaptation. His team utilizes advanced molecular analysis tools, including transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, to explore the effects of acute exercise and training on circulating factors like metabolites and extracellular vesicles. Dr. Egan's research aims to uncover how these factors contribute to the adaptive responses and health benefits of exercise, enhancing our understanding of exercise physiology and its applications in health and performance.

Dr. Egan’s full profile including publications may be found at:

About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale, and Reliance before coming up with the idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
For more information on Vikas, or to leave any feedback and requests, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
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