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Epilepsy Res. 2012 Jul;100(3):267-71. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2012.04.021. Epub 2012 Jun 15.

Carnitine, nutritional supplementation and discontinuation of ketogenic diet therapies.

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Matthews Friends Charity and Clinics, Honorary Research Associate, UCL-Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom.


Nutritional adequacy of a prescribed diet is integral to clinical implementation of the ketogenic diet therapies in intractable epilepsy. This review discusses the evidence for using additional carnitine and the importance of full micronutrient supplementation. The optimal duration of a diet therapy is also discussed, drawing on results of an internationally applied questionnaire.

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