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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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

Keto diet produces health benefits in the short term, Yale study finds

Keto diet produces health benefits in the short term, Yale study finds

Ketone monoester drinks may help control blood sugar

Ketone monoester drinks may help control blood sugar

Diet significantly influences mental health and wellbeing, review confirms

Diet significantly influences mental health and wellbeing, review confirms

Collaborative Frontiers grant to help predict behavior of the brain under metabolic stress

Collaborative Frontiers grant to help predict behavior of the brain under metabolic stress

Ketogenic diet wards off flu, study finds

Ketogenic diet wards off flu, study finds

Keto diet may cause skin problems

Keto diet may cause skin problems

Study underlines the importance of composition of fatty acids in diet

Study underlines the importance of composition of fatty acids in diet

Early diagnosis of infantile seizures crucial to brain development

Early diagnosis of infantile seizures crucial to brain development

UC experts explore if ketogenic diet could help make treatments for glioblastoma

UC experts explore if ketogenic diet could help make treatments for glioblastoma

Infants with genetic epilepsy show better response to treatment with ketogenic diet

Infants with genetic epilepsy show better response to treatment with ketogenic diet

Ketogenic diet shown to support intestinal stem cells

Ketogenic diet shown to support intestinal stem cells