Ketogenic diet in migraine: rationale, findings and perspectives

  title={Ketogenic diet in migraine: rationale, findings and perspectives},
  author={Piero Barbanti and Luisa Fofi and Cinzia Aurilia and Gabriella Egeo and Massimiliano Caprio},
  journal={Neurological Sciences},
Ketogenic diet (KD) is an established treatment for refractory pediatric epilepsy and a promising therapy for diverse neurological diseases. Clinical data on KD in migraine—obtained from 150 patients investigated in case reports and prospective studies—suggest that KD may be a rapid onset effective prophylaxis for episodic and chronic migraine. KD would contribute to restore brain excitability and metabolism and to counteract neuroinflammation in migraine, although its precise mechanism is… 

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