The ketogenic diet modifies social and metabolic alterations identified in the prenatal valproic acid model of autism spectrum disorder.

@article{Ahn2014TheKD,
  title={The ketogenic diet modifies social and metabolic alterations identified in the prenatal valproic acid model of autism spectrum disorder.},
  author={Younghee Ahn and Mariam Narous and Rose Tobias and Jong M. Rho and Richelle Mychasiuk},
  journal={Developmental neuroscience},
  year={2014},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={371-80}
}
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a highly prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by abnormal social interactions, communication deficits and stereotyped or repetitive behaviors. Although the etiology of ASD remains elusive, converging lines of research indicate that mitochondrial dysfunction may play a substantive role in disease pathophysiology. Without an established causal link, the generation of therapeutic targets for ASD has been relatively unsuccessful and has focused… CONTINUE READING
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