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Hello Kadir,

Do you know the history of the ketogenic diet?

The classic therapeutic ketogenic diet was developed for treatment of pediatric epilepsy in the 1920s. It is a special high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that helps to control seizures in some people with epilepsy. It was widely used into the next decade, but its popularity waned with the introduction of effective anticonvulsant drugs.

Doctors usually recommend the ketogenic diet for children whose seizures have not responded to several different seizure medicines.

The typical ketogenic diet, called the "long-chain triglyceride diet," provides 3 to 4 grams of fat for every 1 gram of carbohydrate and protein.

Several studies have shown that the ketogenic diet does reduce or prevent seizures in many children whose seizures could not be controlled by medications.


May 28, 2015 - 9:04am


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