Dr. Russell Swerdlow
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Dr. Russell Swerdlow serves as director of the University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center as well as the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Neurodegenerative Disorders Program. His research interests are on the role that brain energy metabolism has on Alzheimer’s disease and brain aging.
More recently, Dr. Swerdlow was involved in a 2017 pilot study on how a ketogenic diet – made up of 70% fat, 20% protein, and 10% carbohydrates – improved cognition in Alzheimer’s disease patients.
" I think the problem lies in changes in brain energy metabolism and mitochondria, which have been speculated to drive brain aging. My personal opinion is that we will cure Alzheimer's when we cure brain aging."
-Dr. Russell Swerdlow