Category: "Ketogenic Diet"

Antiseizure foods: What to know

Antiseizure foods: What to know

Food can affect epilepsy. Certain diets and restricting some types of food may help improve the frequency of seizures. Research has found that several diets, such as the ketogenic diet and the modified Atkins diet, can play a role in the management of epilepsy and seizures. Limiting sugary foods and prioritizing whole foods such as […]

What is the relationship between epilepsy and bipolar disorder?

What is the relationship between epilepsy and bipolar disorder?

Scientists believe epilepsy and bipolar disorder share several common factors. However, they are still investigating the exact relationship between these conditions. Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition with several subtypes. It causes varying episodes of shifts in a person’s mood, energy, and concentration. Epilepsy is a condition that causes people to have seizures. There […]

Ketogenic diet boosts mental health: Study reveals reduced stress and improved mood

Ketogenic diet boosts mental health: Study reveals reduced stress and improved mood

In a recent study published in the journal Nutrition, researchers at Northumbria University, UK, explored the association between adherence to a ketogenic diet and various aspects of mental health, such as calmness, contentedness, alertness, and emotional well-being, in the general healthy population. Background  The ketogenic diet, high in fats and low in carbohydrates, shifts metabolism from glycolysis […]

Exploring the potential of ketogenic diets in managing epilepsy

Exploring the potential of ketogenic diets in managing epilepsy

In a recent review published in Nutrients, researchers investigated the mechanisms of action, efficacy, and side effects of ketogenic diet (KD) variations in epileptic patients. Background Epilepsy is a neurological illness that has harmful effects on the central nervous system, hepatotoxicity, and teratogenicity. Despite adequate pharmacology, antiepileptic medications, deep brain stimulation, and surgery, a few individuals continue […]

Ketogenic diet boosts brain’s natural calm to combat epilepsy

Ketogenic diet boosts brain’s natural calm to combat epilepsy

A recent Cell Discovery study investigates whether the ketogenic diet (KD) could alleviate epilepsy. Background The ketogenic diet (KD) is a high-fat, very low carbohydrate, and adequate protein regimen. In this diet, cell energy is derived from fatty acid and amino acid oxidation, which generates ketone bodies, such as acetoacetate (AcAc) and β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB). Additional studies are […]

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