Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Elena, talks about migraines and her PhD thesis and RCT on the efficacy and safety of exogenous ketone bodies in migraine prevention.
Elena has a background in Neuroscience (University of Oxford) and is currently finishing a PhD in clinical research at the University of Basel, Switzerland.
She is also a migraine patient and a keto enthusiast.
Frustrated by the available treatment options for migraines, her research career has focused on better understanding this common and debilitating disease, with the ultimate goal of improving clinical care.
Elena is particularly interested in the role of energy metabolism in migraine pathophysiology, as well as other neurological diseases.
Her and her lab are currently conducting a randomised controlled clinical trial on the efficacy and safety of exogenous ketone bodies in migraine prevention, the first controlled trial on ketone body salts.
Elena’s YouTube channel