1. Introduction to the Ketogenic Diet and Other Dietary Treatments

  1. Elizabeth Neal RD PhD
  1. Elizabeth Neal

Published Online: 7 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702772.ch1

Dietary Treatment of Epilepsy: Practical Implementation of Ketogenic Therapy

Dietary Treatment of Epilepsy: Practical Implementation of Ketogenic Therapy

How to Cite

Neal, E. (2012) Introduction to the Ketogenic Diet and Other Dietary Treatments, in Dietary Treatment of Epilepsy: Practical Implementation of Ketogenic Therapy (ed E. Neal), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702772.ch1

Author Information

  1. Matthew's Friends Charity and Clinics, Lingfield, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 17 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470670415

Online ISBN: 9781118702772

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Keywords:

  • Carbohydrates;
  • Epilepsy;
  • Ketogenic diet (KD);
  • Ketogenic ratio;
  • Long-chain fatty acids;
  • Low glycaemic index treatment (LGIT);
  • Medium- chain triglyceride (MCT);
  • Modified Atkins diet (MAD);
  • Protein

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Overview

  • The Classical and Medium-Chain Triglyceride KD

  • Alternative KD Therapies

  • Other Non-KD Treatments

  • Application and Availability of KD Therapy

  • References