Ketogenic diet may increase memory and prolong life

A ketogenic diet (KD), known as a keto diet is the most extreme Low-carbohydrate diet (LCD). The goal is to get more calories from protein and fat than from carbs. When carbohydrate intake is very low the body shifts from using glucose as the main fuel source, to break down protein and fat for energy producing ketones, causing ketosis.

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New ketogenic diet and epilepsy

Using diet for medicinal purposes has been known since the beginnings of medicine. Due to the lack of other methods, diet was also used in epilepsy treatment. The ketogenic diet has been used for over 80 years and it is quite effective. Even though pharmacological treatment of epilepsy is widely available nowadays, not every child with epilepsy responds well enough to it. This is the reason for the growing interest in ketogenic diet (KD).

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