Modified Atkins Diet and Low Glycemic Index Treatment for Medication-Resistant Epilepsy: Current Trends in Ketogenic Diet

@article{Kumada2011ModifiedAD,
  title={Modified Atkins Diet and Low Glycemic Index Treatment for Medication-Resistant Epilepsy: Current Trends in Ketogenic Diet},
  author={Tomohiro Kumada and Tomoko Miyajima and Ikuko Hiejima and Fumihito Nozaki and Anri Hayashi and Tatsuya Fujii},
  journal={Journal of Neurology and Neurophysiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={2013},
  pages={1-6}
}
Compared to the classical ketogenic diet (KD), the modified Atkins diet (MAD) and the low glycemic index treatment (LGIT) are more liberal and less restrictive diet therapies for the treatment of medication-resistant epilepsy. The MAD was first reported by Kossoff et al. in 2003, and gained global popularity with sufficient evidence in its efficacy reported recently in a controlled study. The LGIT was first reported by Pfeifer et al. in 2005, and its use has also become widespread. We reviewed… 

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