The book is intended to supplement the several medical books explaining the dynamics of the various ketogenic diets
, how they are initiated, and how they work.
The ketogenic diet
is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat difficult-to-control (refractory) epilepsy in children.
can decrease the frequency of seizures by 50-75% (45,46).
Previous studies have suggested that children who have achieved seizure control with the stringent, high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet
can maintain that status when they transition to the less-restrictive modified Atkins diet; however, the possibility of achieving additional seizure control by switching from the modified Atkins to the ketogenic diet
has not been investigated, said Dr.
They cover basic anatomic and functional substrates of seizures and new pathogenic concepts; drug therapy, including the latest on molecular targets; the current state of surgical treatments and advances in structural and functional neuroimaging; nontraditional therapies, such as the ketogenic diet
, the vagus nerve stimulator, immunomodulators, neurosteroids, herbs, and botanicals; the variety of factors that influence seizure susceptibility; and the future of epilepsy therapies.
In court, however, magistrates heard Griffiths was on a ketogenic diet
for body building purposes and the supplements he took were part of that.
The two potent weight loss therapies--a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet
(LCKD) and orlistat therapy combined with a low-fat diet (O+LFD)--were compared when 146 overweight or obese outpatients in North Carolina were randomised to either LCKD instruction (initially, less than 20g of carbohydrate daily) or orlistat therapy (120mg orally three times daily) plus low-fat diet instruction over 48 weeks.
The effect of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet
versus a low-glycemic index diet on glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Studies have shown that in some case, children may experience fewer seizures if they maintain a strict diet called the ketogenic diet
which is rich in fats and low in carbohydrates.
It has long been recognised that fasting may reduce seizures, and a ketogenic diet
, with high fat, low carbohydrate and adequate protein, is designed to mimic many of the biochemical results of fasting by inducing ketosis.
Obese patients ate less, felt less hungry, and lost more weight on a low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet
than they did on a medium-carbohydrate, nonketogenic diet of an equal energy density in a small Scottish study.
Other treatment options include the ketogenic diet
, brain stimulation and immunotherapies.