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High-Fat Diet Works to Treat Epilepsy


Interesting stuff.


I think I read somewhere that diets similiar to this may be helpful for people with alzeimers as well. Cant remember what the theory was behind that though…


That is iteresting stuff. It would appear that the nervous system’s use of glucose is closely related to triggering seizures. And when the body is forced to utilize ketone bodies for energy the siezures diminish. Obviously, then can’t diminish completely if glucose is the cause since the body makes glucose from amino acids through gluconeogenisis, but it appears that is can be markedly dimiished. If there is truly that much of a relationship between the nervous system’s use of glucose for energy and seizures it may open up a new avenue of treatment options.

That is very interesting stuff.