The ketogenic diet for the treatment of childhood epilepsy: a randomised controlled trial

@article{Neal2008TheKD,
  title={The ketogenic diet for the treatment of childhood epilepsy: a randomised controlled trial},
  author={E. Neal and H. Chaffe and R. Schwartz and M. Lawson and J. Cross},
  journal={The Lancet Neurology},
  year={2008},
  volume={7},
  pages={500-506}
}
  • E. Neal, H. Chaffe, +2 authors J. Cross
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet Neurology
  • BACKGROUND The ketogenic diet has been widely and successfully used to treat children with drug-resistant epilepsy since the 1920s. The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of the ketogenic diet in a randomised controlled trial. METHODS 145 children aged between 2 and 16 years who had at least daily seizures (or more than seven seizures per week), had failed to respond to at least two antiepileptic drugs, and had not been treated previously with the ketogenic diet participated in a… CONTINUE READING

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