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Abbrev: KD

A study in April 2006 found that a ketogenic high calorie diet may prevent or slow the progression of ALS (more information).

Ketogenic diet is a special method of treating epilepsy (seizure disorders).

Following the Ketogenic Diet

A ketogenic diet is often used to treat individuals that suffer from epilepsy. The ketogenic diet consists of A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that includes normal amounts of protein.

Note: The diet provides 3-4 grams of fat for every 1 gram of carbohydrate. Foods such as high-triglyceride dairy products such as butter, cream, mayonnaise, and peanut butter are recommended.

Note: Carbohydrates found in breads and starches are eliminated from the diet.

Note: Liquid intake is commonly restricted to aid ketone accumulation.

For more information about the ketogenic diet please refer here (epilepsynse.org.uk).



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