4. Efficacy of Ketogenic Dietary Therapy: What is the Evidence?

  1. Elizabeth Neal RD PhD
  1. Eric H. Kossoff

Published Online: 7 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702772.ch4

Dietary Treatment of Epilepsy: Practical Implementation of Ketogenic Therapy

Dietary Treatment of Epilepsy: Practical Implementation of Ketogenic Therapy

How to Cite

Kossoff, E. H. (2012) Efficacy of Ketogenic Dietary Therapy: What is the Evidence?, in Dietary Treatment of Epilepsy: Practical Implementation of Ketogenic Therapy (ed E. Neal), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702772.ch4

Author Information

  1. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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:

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG);
  • Ketogenic diet (KD);
  • Ketogenic dietary therapy;
  • Lennox–Gastaut syndrome;
  • Low glycemic index treatment (LGIT);
  • Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT);
  • Modified Atkins diet (MAD);
  • Myoclonic astatic epilepsy (Doose syndrome);
  • Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • How Well Does it Work Overall?

  • Who Should it be Used for?

  • Evidence for ‘Alternative' Ketogenic Diets

  • Ages Older than Childhood

  • Efficacy Beyond Seizure Control

  • Summary

  • References