Low-carb diet and epilepsy

Low-carb diet and epilepsy

epilepsylow-carb diet high in fat and protein (the so-called ketogenic diet high in fat), would be able to contain epilepsy in subjects suffering from seizures, reducing the events and the extent. According to a study, which took the Atkins diet as a dietary reference (proteins, fats, green leafy vegetables, reduced fruit and carbohydrate intake), a ketogenic and very fat diet would reduce the risk of seizures by ninety percent in people who suffer from severe epilepsy and require continuous drug treatment ( http://www.webmd.com/epilepsy/news/20141029/high-fat-low-carb-diet-may-help-with-tough-to-treat-epilepsy ? page = 2 ).

However, the study conducted by Dr. Klein of the Mid-Atlantic Epilepsy and Sleep Center in Bethesda, took as a sample a small number of people , less than a hundred, who suffered from severe epilepsy: of these, almost half left the study before its termination . , due to dietary restrictions and the absence of carbohydrates, which made it impossible to do the Atkins ketogenic diet for too long. However, this experiment confirmed the hypothesis of the experts that dietary variations have a huge influence on epilepsy , even though this is a neurological disease of which too little is still known to be able to speak of “alternative therapies”.

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