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Epilepsy Behav. 2011 Sep;22(1):17-22. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2011.02.018. Epub 2011 Mar 26.

Dietary therapies for epilepsy: future research.

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The John M. Freeman Pediatric Epilepsy Center, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.

Abstract

Since 1921, dietary therapies have remained valuable options in the treatment of intractable childhood epilepsy. The traditional ketogenic diet has been well demonstrated, including in a recent randomized, controlled trial, as being highly effective. More recent alternative diets such as the medium-chain triglyceride diet, modified Atkins diet, and low-glycemic-index treatment have expanded the use of this modality to more children as well as adults. In this review, we discuss our top 10 most pressing research topics related to the ketogenic diet that warrant future study. As well, two promising ketogenic diet clinical researchers discuss their past and current research to help answer some of these questions.

PMID:
21441072
PMCID:
PMC5776748
DOI:
10.1016/j.yebeh.2011.02.018
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