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Keto diet / No carbs For Epilepsy

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Keto diet / No carbs For Epilepsy

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Keto Diet / No Carbs For Epilepsy

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Overall, there’s no strong objection from medical and nutritional experts about the fact that keto diet for epilepsy is effective for controlling this condition and reducing the frequency of seizures. There are lot of scientific and medical evidences to support this as well.  However, the main concerns remain focused around the fact that the diet cuts a

Views in favor

Dr. Kossoff, M.D. is a clinical neurophysiology at The Johns Hopkins

Dr. Eric Kossoff - 'A Century of Progress: Ketogenic Diets for Epilepsy in Children and Adults'

Views against

- Agarwal, N., Arkilo, D., Farooq, O., Gillogly, C., Kavak, K. S., & Weinstock, A. (2017). Ketogenic diet: Predictors of seizure control. SAGE Open Medicine,5, 205031211771288. doi:10.1177/2050312117712887

- Barañano, K. W., & Hartman, A. L. (2008). The ketogenic diet: Uses in epilepsy and other neurologic illnesses. Current Treatment Options in Neurology,10(6), 410-419. doi:10.1007/s11940-008-0043-8

- Bergin, A. M. (2016). Ketogenic Diet in Established Epilepsy Indications. Oxford Medicine Online. doi:10.1093/med/9780190497996.003.0006

D'Andrea Meira, I., Romão, T. T., Pires do Prado, H. J., Krüger, L. T., Pires, M., & da Conceição, P. O. (2019). Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy: What We Know So Far. Frontiers in neuroscience, 13, 5.

Dressler, A., Trimmel-Schwahofer, P., Reithofer, E., Mühlebner, A., Gröppel, G., Reiter-Fink, E., Benninger, F., Grassl, R., & Feucht, M. (2015). Efficacy and tolerability of the ketogenic diet in Dravet syndrome - Comparison with various standard antiepileptic drug regimen. Epilepsy research, 109, 81–89.

Klein, P., Tyrlikova, I., & Mathews, G. C. (2014). Dietary treatment in adults with refractory epilepsy: a review. Neurology, 83(21), 1978–1985.

- Neal, E. G., Chaffe, H., Schwartz, R. H., Lawson, M. S., Edwards, N., Fitzsimmons, G., . . . Cross, J. H. (2008). The ketogenic diet for the treatment of childhood epilepsy: A randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Neurology,7(6), 500-506. doi:10.1016/s1474-4422(08)70092-9

- Rogovik, A., & Goldman, R. (2010). Ketogenic diet for treatment of epilepsy. Official Publication of The College of Family Physicians of Canada,56(6), 540-542.

Walker, I., & Said, R. R. (2014). Predictors of Ketogenic Diet Efficacy in Children Based on the Electroencephalogram (EEG). Journal of Child Neurology, 30(10), 1270-1274. doi:10.1177/0883073814556888

-Ye, F., Li, X., Jiang, W., Sun, H., & Liu, J. (2015). Efficacy of and Patient Compliance with a Ketogenic Diet in Adults with Intractable Epilepsy: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Clinical Neurology,11(1), 26. doi:10.3988/jcn.2015.11.1.26 

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