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Advances in Pediatrics

Ketosis and the Ketogenic Diet, 2010: Advances in Treating Epilepsy and Other Disorders

      Since the authors’ 1997 review of the ketogenic diet in Advances in Pediatrics, a remarkable increase has been seen in interest in its use, in reports of its effectiveness, and in studies of how the diet works. Although used primarily for treating seizures in children, the diet has also been shown to be useful in treating intractable seizures in adults, and possibly for treating other nonepileptic conditions, such as brain tumors, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes.
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