Efficacy of the Atkins diet as therapy for intractable epilepsy.

@article{Kossoff2003EfficacyOT,
  title={Efficacy of the Atkins diet as therapy for intractable epilepsy.},
  author={Eric Heath Kossoff and Gregory L. Krauss and Jane R McGrogan and J. M. Freeman},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={61 12},
  pages={1789-91}
}
The ketogenic diet is effective for treating seizures in children with epilepsy. The Atkins diet can also induce a ketotic state, but has fewer protein and caloric restrictions, and has been used safely by millions of people worldwide for weight reduction. Six patients, aged 7 to 52 years, were started on the Atkins diet for the treatment of intractable focal and multifocal epilepsy. Five patients maintained moderate to large ketosis for periods of 6 weeks to 24 months; three patients had… CONTINUE READING

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