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Who may go on a ketogenic diet?

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Doctors may put children who have epilepsy on a ketogenic diet, a special high-fat, very low-carb and protein plan, because it might help prevent seizures. Adults with epilepsy sometimes eat modified Atkins diets.

From: Ketosis and the Keto Diet WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Paoli, A. June 2013. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition,

Dashti, H. Fall 2004. Experimental & Clinical Cardiology,

Manninen, A. December 2004. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition,

Epilepsy Foundation: "Ketogenic Diet."

Turner, Z. June 2006. Practical Gastroenterology,

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "The Ketogenic Diet Center," "Ketone Testing: What You Need to Know."

The American Diabetes Association: "DKA (Ketoacidosis) & Ketones," "Checking for Ketones."

Wood, E. August 2004. Thyroid,

Scott & White Healthcare. "Metabolic Acidosis."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on June 2, 2019

SOURCES:

Paoli, A. June 2013. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition,

Dashti, H. Fall 2004. Experimental & Clinical Cardiology,

Manninen, A. December 2004. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition,

Epilepsy Foundation: "Ketogenic Diet."

Turner, Z. June 2006. Practical Gastroenterology,

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "The Ketogenic Diet Center," "Ketone Testing: What You Need to Know."

The American Diabetes Association: "DKA (Ketoacidosis) & Ketones," "Checking for Ketones."

Wood, E. August 2004. Thyroid,

Scott & White Healthcare. "Metabolic Acidosis."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on June 2, 2019

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