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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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

Effects of low-fat, plant-based diet compared to low-carb, animal-based diet

Effects of low-fat, plant-based diet compared to low-carb, animal-based diet

Could the keto diet help prevent or mitigate severe COVID-19?

Could the keto diet help prevent or mitigate severe COVID-19?

Study: Ketogenic diets can prevent or reverse heart failure caused by metabolic process

Study: Ketogenic diets can prevent or reverse heart failure caused by metabolic process

Maternal gut microbiota can promote healthy fetal brain development

Maternal gut microbiota can promote healthy fetal brain development

Keto diet could be beneficial for elderly COVID-19 patients

Keto diet could be beneficial for elderly COVID-19 patients

Mediterranean ketogenic diet can help alter fungi in the gut linked to Alzheimer's risk

Mediterranean ketogenic diet can help alter fungi in the gut linked to Alzheimer's risk

Buck researchers investigate ketone bodies as possible therapeutic against COVID-19

Buck researchers investigate ketone bodies as possible therapeutic against COVID-19

New vitamin K-based drug eliminates medication-resistant epileptic seizures in mice

New vitamin K-based drug eliminates medication-resistant epileptic seizures in mice

A special diet can help in certain cases of asthma, study suggests

A special diet can help in certain cases of asthma, study suggests

Reports of flu-like symptoms seen with Keto diet

Reports of flu-like symptoms seen with Keto diet

As VA tests keto diet to help diabetic patients, skeptics raise red flags

As VA tests keto diet to help diabetic patients, skeptics raise red flags

OMA’s 2020 Obesity Algorithm updated with new information for clinicians

OMA’s 2020 Obesity Algorithm updated with new information for clinicians