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Adrian Soto Mota

MD


DPhil Student

My line of research focuses on ketone bodies metabolism.

Ketone bodies are fat-derived molecules that are produced in the liver when we fast. They act both as a source of energy and as a message for some organs to adapt their fuel management.

One of my supervisors (Professor Kieran Clarke) developed a ketone drink which, for the very first time, allows us to quickly and safely induce ketone blood levels like the ones observed after many days of fasting or following a strict ketogenic diet.

Since many diseases are characterised or worsened by fuel management impairments, this breakthrough opened a myriad of potential clinical applications. I am particularly interested in the potential benefits for diabetes mellitus patients.