The ketogenic diet is a high fat, low carbohydrate and adequate protein diet. This diet is used in treating difficult to control epilepsy in children. The diet helps the body in utilizing fat than carbohydrate. The liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. The ketone bodies replace glucose as an energy source. An elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood, a state known as ketosis reduces the frequency of seizure episodes.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||International Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2019|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Clinical Neurology
- Pharmacology (medical)