Ketogenic diets improve behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder in a sex-specific manner in the EL mouse

@inproceedings{Ruskin2017KetogenicDI,
  title={Ketogenic diets improve behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder in a sex-specific manner in the EL mouse},
  author={David N. Ruskin and Jessica A. Fortin and Subrina N. Bisnauth and Susan A. Masino},
  booktitle={Physiology & Behavior},
  year={2017}
}
The core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder are poorly treated with current medications. Symptoms of autism spectrum disorder are frequently comorbid with a diagnosis of epilepsy and vice versa. Medically-supervised ketogenic diets are remarkably effective nonpharmacological treatments for epilepsy, even in drug-refractory cases. There is accumulating evidence that supports the efficacy of ketogenic diets in treating the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorders in animal models as well as… CONTINUE READING
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