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

@article{Ruskin2017KetogenicDI,
  title={Ketogenic diets improve behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder in a sex-specific manner in the EL mouse},
  author={D. Ruskin and J. Fortin and Subrina N. Bisnauth and S. Masino},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2017},
  volume={168},
  pages={138 - 145}
}
  • D. Ruskin, J. Fortin, +1 author S. Masino
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Physiology & behavior
  • 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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