Category: "Ketogenic Diet"

Researchers identify dietary fat that could offer more effective epilepsy treatment

Researchers identify dietary fat that could offer more effective epilepsy treatment

Decanoic acid ‘more effective that current epilepsy treatments’ While anti-seizure medications are considered the primary treatment for epilepsy, some individuals with the condition do not respond to such therapy. But the results of a new study may offer a solution; researchers found a fatty acid that forms part of a ketogenic diet could be used […]

BREAKTHROUGH: Amino Acid Appears to Block Seizures in Mice

BREAKTHROUGH: Amino Acid Appears to Block Seizures in Mice

Finding may pave way for much-needed treatments for people with epilepsy Finding suggests novel mechanism for treating epilepsy An amino acid whose role in the body has been all but a mystery appears to act as a potent seizure inhibitor in mice, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins. In a series of […]

Diabetic Diet for Autism?

Diabetic Diet for Autism?

Autism symptoms can be reduced in an animal model with low glycemic index diets, similar to those diabetics follow to control blood sugar levels, according to a new study. The study by Salk Institute scientists found that the brains of mice fed diets with a high glycemic index accumulated more activated immune cells called microglia, […]

Ketogenic Diet and Enzyme Inhibitors Treat Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Ketogenic Diet and Enzyme Inhibitors Treat Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

SOURCE – One percent of the world’s population suffer from epilepsy, and a third of sufferers cannot be treated with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Diet control has been used to treat patients suffering from drug-resistant epilepsy since the 1920s, but how metabolic processes affect epilepsy has not been fully understood. Now researchers at Okayama University and […]

Benefits and Complications of the Ketogenic Diet for Epilepsy

Benefits and Complications of the Ketogenic Diet for Epilepsy

The ketogenic diet, also known as the traditional ketogenic diet and modified Atkin’s diet, is an important and validated dietary approach to controlling intractable epilepsy that focuses on a high-fat, protein, and low-carb diet. Yet despite its success in cases of drug-resistant epilepsy, the mechanism behind its effectiveness is still not well understood. Several hypotheses are […]

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