Nervous System - Pediatric/Paediatric Epilepsy: Ketogenic Diet

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Description and Key Nutrition Issues


Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures (1). A seizure is an abnormal electrical discharge in the brain that temporarily interrupts normal brain activity. The classic and medium chain triglyceride (MCT) ketogenic diets (KDs) are non-pharmacologic nutrition medical treatments used for medication-resistant epilepsy (intractable epilepsy (2). More recently, the low glycemic index treatment (LGIT) and modified Atkins diet (MAD) have been
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Last Updated: 2023-10-11