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Ketogenic diet as treatment for epilepsy

Ketogenic diet as treatment for epilepsy

This video examines the research and scientific information surrounding the benefits a ketogenic diet can have for individuals that may be suffering from epilepsy. It also considers the potential
healthcare benefits of the ketogenic diet with respect to children who suffer from recurring epilepsy.

This video was made by Health Science 4DM3 students: Melika Babadi, Babur Ali, Mohammed Abdul-Khaliq and Shamweel Arman

Copyright McMaster University 2018


Gilmour, H., Ramage-Morin, P., & Wong, S. L. (2016). Epilepsy in Canada: Prevalence and impact. Health Reports, 27(9), 24.

Kim, D. Y., & Rho, J. M. (2008). The ketogenic diet and epilepsy. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, 11(2), 113-120.

Schwartz, R. M., Boyes, S., & Aynsley‐Green, A. (1989). Metabolic effects of three ketogenic diets in the treatment of severe epilepsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 31(2), 152-160.

Gilbert, D. L., Pyzik, P. L., & Freeman, J. M. (2000). The ketogenic diet: seizure control correlates better with serum β-hydroxybutyrate than with urine ketones. Journal of Child Neurology, 15(12), 787-790.

Huttenlocher, P. R. (1976). Ketonemia and seizures: metabolic and anticonvulsant effects of two ketogenic diets in childhood epilepsy. Pediatric Research, 10(5), 536.

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