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Title Epilepsy and the Ketogenic Diet
Description Epilepsy and the Ketogenic Diet
Creation Date 01 September 2000
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
The ketogenic diet (KD), developed in the 1920ís, consisting of a low carbohydrate, low protein and high fat diet (90% caloric value)1, designed to induce a relative state of ketoacidosis, has been employed successfully (>50%)2,3,4 as a treatment for intractable, non-responsive epilepsy5. To use it therapeutically require careful monitoring and good compliance to avoid potential side effects, which will be further discussed.
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