[Ketogenic diet may control seizures by increasing the binding potential of the benzodiazepine receptor: a speculation from the [11C] flumazenil-PET study].

@article{Kumada2012KetogenicDM,
  title={[Ketogenic diet may control seizures by increasing the binding potential of the benzodiazepine receptor: a speculation from the [11C] flumazenil-PET study].},
  author={Tomohiro Kumada and Ryuichi Nishii and Tatsuya Higashi and Tomoko Miyajima and Nozomi Oda and Hideki Shimomura and Keiko Saito and Tatsuya Fujii},
  journal={No to hattatsu = Brain and development},
  year={2012},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={50-4}
}
The ketogenic diet (KD) is a high-fat, low-protein, low-carbohydrate diet which is effective in the treatment of medically refractory epilepsy. Several theories have been proposed to explain the mechanism underlying the anticonvulsant efficacy of the KD, however, the precise anticonvulsant mechanism of the KD is still unknown. We speculated the mechanism underlying the effect of the KD in patients with intractable epilepsy, based on the results of the [11C] flumazenil (FMZ)-positron emission… CONTINUE READING