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). These seizures represent “a transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormal, excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain” (2). The classic and medium chain triglyceride (MCT) ketogenic diets (KDs) are non-pharmacologic nutrition medical treatments used for medication-resistant epilepsy (intractable epilepsy). More recently the low glycemic index treatment (LGIT) and
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Last Updated: 2015-03-18