Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet primarily used to treat difficult-to-control (refractory) epilepsy in children. The diet mimics aspects of starvation by forcing the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates.
What is the Ketogenic Diet?

The ketogenic diet is a special diet designed to help children with epilepsy that fails to respond adequately to routine anti-epileptic medications. A typical ketogenic diet is made up of the following...

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Study helps understand how dietary therapies work for epilepsy

Study helps understand how dietary therapies work for epilepsy

Studies to explore whether achieving beneficial ketone levels can improve metabolic health of military service members

Studies to explore whether achieving beneficial ketone levels can improve metabolic health of military service members

Study highlights impaired ketogenesis as a potential confounder of severe COVID-19

Study highlights impaired ketogenesis as a potential confounder of severe COVID-19

Keto and Mediterranean diets are good for controlling blood glucose levels and aiding weight loss

Keto and Mediterranean diets are good for controlling blood glucose levels and aiding weight loss

Ketogenic diet promotes muscle stem cell resilience but slows injury repair in mice

Ketogenic diet promotes muscle stem cell resilience but slows injury repair in mice

Ketogenic diets may help ward off polycystic kidney disease

Ketogenic diets may help ward off polycystic kidney disease

Study: Ketogenic diet helps kill pancreatic cancer cells when combined with a triple-drug therapy

Study: Ketogenic diet helps kill pancreatic cancer cells when combined with a triple-drug therapy

Researchers find effective nutritional strategies to prevent acute kidney injury

Researchers find effective nutritional strategies to prevent acute kidney injury

Ketogenic diet leads to significant improvements in MS symptoms

Ketogenic diet leads to significant improvements in MS symptoms

Research holds promise for improving asthma treatments for obese people

Research holds promise for improving asthma treatments for obese people

Ketogenic diet could enhance the efficacy of chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer, study shows

Ketogenic diet could enhance the efficacy of chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer, study shows

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation announces newest cohort of Fellows and Breakthrough Scientists

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation announces newest cohort of Fellows and Breakthrough Scientists

Newly developed gene therapy can treat a severe form of epilepsy and prolong survival

Newly developed gene therapy can treat a severe form of epilepsy and prolong survival

Study offers clues to why calorie-restricted diet may slow tumor growth

Study offers clues to why calorie-restricted diet may slow tumor growth

Scientists could elucidate how and why gut microbes contribute to cognitive impairment

Scientists could elucidate how and why gut microbes contribute to cognitive impairment

CBD may reduce the adverse effects of anti-seizure drugs in people with epilepsy

CBD may reduce the adverse effects of anti-seizure drugs in people with epilepsy

Surplus sugar may cause our cellular powerplants to become less efficient, finds study

Surplus sugar may cause our cellular powerplants to become less efficient, finds study

Analysis: Keto diets place pregnant women and kidney disease patients at risk of adverse health effects

Analysis: Keto diets place pregnant women and kidney disease patients at risk of adverse health effects

Ketogenic metabolic therapy could work synergistically with IDH1-mutant glioblastoma

Ketogenic metabolic therapy could work synergistically with IDH1-mutant glioblastoma

Low-calorie ketogenic diet can increase testosterone levels in overweight men

Low-calorie ketogenic diet can increase testosterone levels in overweight men