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The ketogenic diet -- a high-fat, low-carb plan -- has received much attention lately and is effective for treating certain types of epilepsy. Specifically, it is used most frequently in children with seizures that have not responded to medical therapy. However, the diet requires careful planning and may be difficult to follow, so it is usually not recommended in older children or adults. The diet is usually started in the hospital, and when successful, it is most often maintained for two to three years.

 

 

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Reviewed by Richard Senelick, MD on July 15, 2014
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