Ketogenic Diets: An Update for Child Neurologists

  title={Ketogenic Diets: An Update for Child Neurologists},
  author={Eric H. Kossoff and Beth A Zupec-Kania and Jong M. Rho},
  journal={Journal of Child Neurology},
  pages={979 - 988}
The ketogenic diet, modified Atkins diet, and low-glycemic-index treatment have all emerged over the past decade as important therapeutic options for children with intractable epilepsy. Whereas only a decade ago the ketogenic diet was seen as an ``alternative'' treatment of last resort, it has become more frequently used throughout the world. The past year alone 2 randomized and controlled trials of the ketogenic diet were published, as well as the use of the ketogenic diet for new-onset… 

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