Nutritional Ketosis – an Answer to Cancer? Research is Promising

Angela Poff Paige Clarke, Steven Klein

Nutritional Ketosis and Cancer….and other Cool Keto Stuff – an Interview with Angela Poff, Research Associate with Dominic D’Agostino…….


Today we get a chance to speak with Angela Poff, a Research Associate in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.

Angela was the first PhD candidate under Dominic D’Agostino and they are considered to be two of the top researchers in the field of nutritional ketosis. Angela specializes in the role nutritional ketosis plays in combating cancer, and although her work is research based, there are medical professionals who are implementing best practices that have some basis in this research.

Our conversation covers a lot of exciting information about nutritional ketosis, and Angela answered a lot of our questions- what a great resource of knowledge! Keep in mind that much of the information that Angela shares is based in research, not conclusive proven methods, so it isn’t suggested that anyone implement any of the methodologies discussed in this interview.  Always check with your own health care provider.

Visit some of the  resources below for more information:

  • KetoNutrition.org has great getting started tips in the resource section, good stuff straight from Dom and his team.
  • And of course there is Jimmy Moore’s KetoClarity.com, visit the site and see the who’s who in the “Keto world” at the experts tab.
Angela Poff
Angela Poff
Angela Poff is a Research Associate in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Hendrix College in Conway, AR.  She completed her graduate work at the University of South Florida where she earned a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Medical Sciences.  During that time, Angela served on the Executive Board of the Association for Medical Sciences Graduate Students at USF from 2010 – 2014, serving as President of the board from 2012 – 2013.  Angela worked as a postdoctoral research scholar in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at USF from 2014 – 2015.  Her research focuses on the development and characterization of metabolic-based, non-toxic therapies for cancer and neurological disorders.  She has presented her work at many national and international scientific conferences, including the Keystone Symposia on Tumor Metabolism, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, and the Global Symposium on Ketogenic Therapies.  She is on the planning committee of the annual Conference on Nutritional Ketosis and Metabolic Therapeutics and travels to give lectures to varied audiences on science and research related to ketosis. Angela is passionate about teaching and worked as an adjunct professor at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa where she instructed night classes in Anatomy and Physiology during her doctoral and postdoctoral tenure.  She currently works as an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance at the University of Tampa where she teaches a Master’s course on Cellular Bioenergetics and Metabolism.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Franklin, and her two dogs and two cats.